I’ve been going to Vail nearly every year of my life so packing for a trip out west is almost formulaic at this point. I pack pieces ready for the slope, ready for après ski and ready for days spent off the mountain. Cozy sweaters, great leggings, comfy and warm pieces – the Vail Valley vibe is put together yet casual for most locals and visitors alike. If you have any ski trips on the horizon this winter, I hope you’ll find this list helpful! And don’t miss my Vail Valley Guide.
Vail Ski Trip Packing List
I am all about coziness and comfort when on a ski trip. The following are the best of the best when it comes to staying warm but also stylish no matter what your itinerary holds.
Longtime readers know my love for this buttery soft sweatsuit. It’s super cozy without looking sloppy, and perfect for lounging around after a day on the slopes. I recommend sizing down.
Everlane makes some of my favorite cozy pieces, this oversized turtleneck is no different. I also love this warm crewneck.
I like tucking a beanie into my ski jacket to pop on for lunch or après ski.
These cozy but practical gloves are a must! They come in multiple colors. Similar for less here.
Made with Athleta’s Polertec insulation fabric, this sweatshirt is smooth on the outside and warm and fuzzy on the inside. I love that it’s practical enough to wear under a ski jacket but sleek enough to wear over leggings off the mountain.
These sleep socks are THE BEST. I gift them to new moms often as they just feel heavenly to slip on.
This soft, ultra light, and sweat-wicking base layer is perfect for skiing.
The perfect boot for ski trips. Stylish yet warm and practical. Also so comfortable therefore great for walking around and traveling. I own them in two colors now. Similar look for less here and here.
11. Ugg Boots
Uggs are a skip trip must in my opinion. There is nothing better than coming out of ski boots and slipping into UGGs. So comfy, so warm and so plush. My most worn boot when in Vail! There are so many styles for men, women and kids but I am personally a fan of the classics.
My go-to boots for evenings out in Vail. They’re great with jeans and dresses alike. Look for less here.
For days off the slopes, I love wearing these with oversized sweaters and cardigans. They pair particularly well with the Marc Fisher boots as seen here.
As for skis, poles and helmets, I personally always rent these on-mountain. I ski in a similar white North Face jacket, but I also love this option from Sweaty Betty and this super vibrant jacket from Halfdays.
. . .
Shop the Post
Even More Ski Trip Pieces
Have you ever been to Vail? I’d love to hear your favorite spots!
You May Also Like:
- A Travel Guide for Colorado’s Vail Valley.
- Vail Summer Packing List.
- A Roundup of My Favorite Boots and Booties.
- Best Winter Coats for Women.
This post contains affiliate links. Should you purchase something from an affiliate link, I may earn commission, at no cost to you. Thank you for your support of my work!