Here is my packing list for a ski holiday with my family. In addition to ski equipment, you must not forget clothes for cosy time in your cottage or clothes for dinner in a restaurant. Also pack your swimwear if you have a sauna or a swimming pool where you are staying. Do you want to rent ski equipment? –  Be sure to pre-book it before departure if possible.

Clothes for a ski holiday with family

  • Comfortable pants and sweaters
  • Underwear
  • Ski SocksThick Sweater/Fleece or wool
  • Nightwear
  • Changing clothes if clothes get wet
  • Beanie/winter cap – also a thin one to wear under your helmet
  • Mittens
  • Winter Shoes
  • Turtle neck scarf
  • Padded booties (for baby)
  • Ski pants
  • Ski jacket
  • Ski gloves and normal gloves
  • Back Protector
  • Skis, rods, helmet, boots, ski goggles
  • Swimwear

Nursing bag

  • Diapers – Usually you can buy diapers on your destination
  • Wet wipes
  • Plastic cover – sheet protection
  • Travel potty or toilet ring – we like the travel potty Potette Plus
  • Small bottle of hand disinfection

Food items 

  • Baby bottle
  • Formula or milk based cereal drink that is common in Sweden
  • Baby food – depends on how picky your child is with the food. Check before departure if you can buy baby food at the destination and what kind they sell. Bring at least enough baby food for the trip and the first few days until you find somewhere to buy it.
  • Plastic plate – young children have a tendency to drop porcelain plates in the floor
  • A small bottle with detergent and bottle brush – for washing the bottle and plastic plate
  • Bib – preferably in fabric that takes small space and easily can be washed up
  • Water Mug

Transport for babies and toddlers

  • Stroller
  • Baby carrier
  • Baby seat for car?

Sleep items for babies and toddlers

  • Travel crib If you go by car not with flight. Often available at the hotel but book in advance
  • Own pillow and a blanket – are often found in the cottage or at the hotel but maybe your child wants its own.
  • Baby monitor – Extra batteries
  • Pacifiers – Preferably a string to the pacifier so you do not lose the pacifier on dirty floors.

Toiletry bag

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Mild Shower Gel
  • Scissor
  • Tweezer
  • Hand washing powder
  • Lotion or cream for skin – Your baby can easily become dry by the cold, dry air. We like the swedish lotion Miniderm (both for children and adults). For very dry skin our favourite is the swedish cream Locobase Repair. (Both you can buy at the Swedish pharmacy)
  • Lip balm – My favourite is Elisabeth Arden Eight Hour cream.
  • Sun Lotion – Use sunscreen with at least SPF 30 for children
  • Sunglasses
  • Shampoo and Conditioner

Travel Pharmacy

  • Paracetamol – Liquid or suppository for children
  • Fever Thermometer
  • Plaster and Compeed plaster
  • Inotyol (Best cream for baby diaper rash, buy in Swedish pharmacies) 
  • Small swabs for cleaning/dab wounds
  • Oral rehydration solution – If you or your child get sick and dehydrated
  • Nasal spray

Play and games

  • Books
  • Activity Books
  • Paper and Pens
  • Tablet and charger
  • Travel games – Card games, Yatzy, Pass the Pigs
  • Your baby’s favorite toy and maybe a new toy as a surprise

Important Things

  • Passport when traveling abroad – even for the children
  • Pay card – preferably at least two if your lose one (Keep them in different places)
  • Driving licence
  • Cash
  • Travel documents
  • Travel Insurance Number
  • Pre-booked ski passes
  • Camera
  • Important phone numbers – Bank, doctor, insurance company
  • Mobile Phone and charger

Good to have

  • Seat support
  • Matches/Lighters
  • Thermos – one for coffee and one for hot chocolate
  • A piece of Chocolate Great to give to a tired child or to yourself when low blood sugar in the ski slope
  • Backpack – for picnic in the slope
  • Waffle maker – Good to have if own accommodation

For the car journey

  • Driving licence
  • Portable charger or car charger
  • Travel Pillow
  • First Aid Kit
  • Reflective Vests
  • Bags for motion sickness
  • Entertainment for kids – tablet, audiobook, playlist
  • Snacks – fruit, nuts, sandwich, biscuits, carrots
  • Water
  • Paper Towel
  • Warning triangle indicate
  • Check traffic rulesIf you drive in another country the rules my differ from your country.
  • Cash at road tolls – in Europe for example
  • Registration certificate
  • Documents on your car insurance 
packing list ski holiday for toddlers
Judith likes to ski……at least for some minutes 🙂

Have a great ski holiday with your family and I hope my packing list can help you little bit!

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