Don’t Forget to Pack These Items for a Stress-free Ski Holiday

Ski HolidaySpending a holiday in Japan is more than just the usual trips to Tokyo Disneyland, Universal Studios Japan, Akihabara and Tsukiji Market. Of course, these are equally amazing places to visit, but if you’re looking for something different to do in the so-called land of the rising sun, then why not go on a skiing and snowboarding trip in Hokkaido or Sapporo.

Like any other trip, ski holidays can be stressful to plan, especially if you keep forgetting the necessities. Snowscene.com.au and other seasoned travellers list some essentials you need to pack for a stress-free holiday:

  • Extra Underwear

While you can always wash and use a hair dryer to speed up the drying process, who has time for that at the end of a long day? Pack as much extra underwear as you can. The same goes for socks, especially the ones you need for ski boots.

  • Good Sunscreen and Lip Balm

Chapped lips are troublesome, so make sure you apply a good lip balm to keep your lips from drying and cutting. Simply because it’s cold doesn’t mean you don’t need sunscreen. Don’t forget to apply and re-apply sunscreen as needed, especially if you’re spending 70{10568cefaa40ea8a7172e0c38c686ee7c7f6e07e3b9349e76f324dc051a3c9cb} of the time outdoors. You don’t want to go home looking like your face spent the holiday in the Bahamas.

  • Ski Gear Essentials

Don’t forget the basic building blocks of an effective ski outfit — thermal layers, ski gloves, goggles, waterproof ski trousers, ski helmet, ski boots, knee braces, and other protective gear.

  • Extra Normal Clothes, Sunglasses and a Beanie

You don’t want to go to a ski bar in your complete gear right? Socialising after taking on the slopes calls for normal clothes, so pack some extras in your luggage. Don’t forget the sunglasses, as these can protect your eyes from the glaring rays of the sun.

  • Swimwear

Japan is famous for its hot springs, especially in Hokkaido. There’s nothing like a dip in the hot waters after a day on the slopes. Swimming stretches the muscles and the hot water does wonders for the soul. Make sure to read the policies, though. Some hot springs require you to be completely naked, while others don’t allow those who have tattoos to take a dip.

It’s understandable that many prefer to travel light, but when you’re going on a holiday, packing extra essentials is necessary. Japan is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world, but remember that it’s more than just Tokyo.