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What to pack for your first luxury ski break

Whether you’re jetting off to a luxury resort in the French alps or to the exclusive snowy mountains of Austria, it’s always good to have some guidance when it comes to what to pack. Like with every ski holiday, you’ll need all of the essentials to get you through the week, which is why we’ve put together a guide on what to take along with you on your snowy break.

Some strong suncream

Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean you’re protected from sun damage, as UV rays have been known to double in strength once reflected from the snow’s surface. To avoid any unsightly sunburn, make sure you pack a high quality suncream that’s specially designed for cold conditions, and don’t forget a rich and deeply moisturising lip balm to soothe wind chapped lips.

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Organisation is the key to ensuring you don’t forget anything when preparing for your ski trip

Some swimwear

A bikini or swimming trunks might be the last thing you’d consider packing for a holiday in the alps, but doing so can come in handier than you’d expect. For those days you just don’t feel like skiing, bring along a stylish piece of swimwear to wear when relaxing in pools, hot tubs or on site spas.

A perfect parka

Surrounded by snow, you’ll need all the warmth you can get from your clothing. That’s why it’s important to look for a high quality coat that will last you the whole trip. Parka coats are perfect for this, and luckily many brands offer well-made, quality mens and womens parka coats that will keep you cosy and stylish during your ski adventure.

Snow boots are an essential piece of footwear for any ski trip, so it’s vital to invest in a quality pair

Base layers and waterproofs

You’ll be whizzing up and down slopes and unless you’re an avid skiier, you might occasionally fall down in the process, which is why it’s important to have some sufficient waterproof clothing to ensure you stay dry. Under your parka, waterproofs and protective skiing gear, you’ll also need some suitable clothing to layer up and keep you extra warm. Think leggings, jumpers and t-shirts made from strong, thermal materials.

Quality snow boots

Snow boots are an essential piece of footwear for any ski trip, so it’s vital to invest in a quality pair. Look for boots made from durable, waterproof materials with designs that are versatile enough to be worn the entire trip. Many great designer brands such as Prada and Isabel Marant offer beautiful snow boots that will help you stand out from the crowd and are perfect for adding a touch of luxury to your ski ensemble.