Ski Trip Essentials

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We just spent the weekend at Snowshoe Mountain and had a blast skiing. It was a little different from the Blue Ridge Mountains that we love in North Carolina but if you’re in want of several options of skiing slopes, Snowshoe is definitely the place to be. // Ski Trip Essentials

The first full day that we were there it was four degrees and the windchill made it -22 degrees. Boy, after years of living in the South we definitely were not ready for this kind of weather.

I wanted to put together a list of ski essentials because you will want to be ready with all of your gear when you go skiing, trust me. // Ski Trip Essentials

For Skiing

Ski Jacket | Ski Bib | Long sleeve tee | Short sleeve tee | Leggings | Lightweight Jacket | Winter Hat | Ski Goggles | Waterproof Gloves | Winter Socks | Ski Face Mask | Chapstick

For Going Out on Town (ski town is pretty casual so you can keep it low-key)

Long Down Jacket | Layering Shirt | Bean Boots | Jeans | Scarf

If you plan on going swimming or going to the hot-tub

Swimming Suit | Sandals | Swimming Suit Cover-Up

If you’ll have a place to cook and store food:

· Food

· Pasta

· Snacks (Granola bars, fruit, Chocolate, Trail Mix)

· Tortilla Chips and Salsa

· Anything to make Lunches – sandwich and chips

· Oatmeal, eggs, bagels and cream cheese

· Plenty of water and liquids // Ski Trip Essentials
Things to Be Prepared For:

THE DRIVE: You’re going to want to have a car with four-wheel drive, the drive up the mountain is pretty brutal and it will likely be snowing on the mountain.

You should also be prepared for limited signal once you get up the mountain. You can prepare for this by downloading your google maps itinerary in advance and just launching it on your phone. The same should be done when you are getting ready to leave the mountain. // Ski Trip Essentials
LOGISTICS: We stayed at Silvercreek and there was a shuttle that came every twenty minutes to get to the Village and other slopes at Snowshoe. Silvercreek also had a place where you could purchase your lift tickets and your rentals. Since the slopes closed at 4:30 PM every day it’s nice to know where everything is so you can plan your day if you want to.

We weren’t very well prepared in the aspect of food for this trip so I would definitely recommend having your food prepared especially if you are going to be staying in Silvercreek. There is a kitchen and it will come stocked with all of your housewares so that you can easily cook. You will save a lot of money if you do it this way as all of the food at the resort is overpriced.

IF YOU HAVE NEVER SKIIED BEFORE: Even the “green” slopes at Snowshoe Mountain are filled with some intense slopes (that’s a personal opinion coming from the fact that I’ve only really skied two times before this trip). That being said, if you have never skied before it might be a good idea to start at the bunny slopes and just learn your way through the basics such as braking, turning, etc.

One of the things I want to improve on is the ability to plan; whether it’s for an event or for a trip I really want to plan more. Do you guys have any tips for planning for trips?

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  1. i'm digging that hot chocolate at the end ;) haven't been skiing in over a decade, so hopefully i get to go another time soon haha

  2. Looks like such a fun time!!! I need to go boarding still.

  3. ahhh i love skiing!! I totally know what you mean about the "green" slopes. I had only skiied in like Ohio before and then went to Utah and the green slopes there were like blue/black in ohio haha!

  4. I've never gone skiing but my boyfriend's been wanting to take me to Lake Tahoe to ski so this post is definitely going on pinterest for then! Thanks!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  5. I have not been skiing in a really long time. I had almost forgotten how much you really need to bring with you. Awesome essentials list!

  6. Skiing sounds like so much fun, but I"m way too clumsy to probably ever try that adventure. Your pictures are so cute though! I'm glad you had a fun time.

  7. I am terrified of the weather but definitely want to go skiing now!!

  8. Fleece Lined Leggings and waterproof gloves are a MUST! Glad they made it on your list, girly!

    xo, L

  9. I have never been skiing but this looks like fun!

    -Michele Renee

  10. I'm taking a ski trip in a couple weeks and have only skiied a couple times before. I plan on borrowing a lot of gear from a friend, but I'm totally prepared for lounging in the cabin with hot chocolate!

  11. Fleece lined leggings are a must!

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