How to Pack: A Weekend Ski Trip

We just arrived back home from an amazing weekend skiing Whiteface Mountain in Lake Placid, New York. I am always jumping at the chance to get away for a quick ski trip over a long weekend to help break up the long and cold winter months. Our SUV was completely packed full of ski gear so I tried to keep my personal packing as simplified as possible. These key pieces took me from the slopes to the chalet and back again with style and ease.


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Patagonia Los Gatos 1/4 Zip

This sweater can be paired with leggings and booties for an effortless après ski look or can double as an extra layer while skiing. The high collar zips up around the neck on really cold days.

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The North Face Moonlight Down Jacket

This jacket is simple in design but has all the features you want on the hill – waterproof shell, extra pockets and hood for windy days on the chairlift. I love the white, especially paired with the cream Patagonia 1/4 zip but this style comes in a variety of colours.

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lululemon Speed Up Tight Warp Tech Fleece

Instead of wearing a base layer or long underwear under my ski gear, I look for a running legging with a fleece liner. Base layer tights can often feel very thin as if you aren’t wearing anything at all. These keep me warmer on really cold ski days or I can wear them relaxing by the fire in the chalet.

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Rossignol W Scarf Band

I love that vintage ski look and Rossignol has some beautiful accessories in classic designs, like this red, white and blue scarf. It’s sporty, chic and will add a pop of colour.


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Club Monaco Emma Ribbed Cashmere Sweater

A ski trip is the perfect setting to break out your winter whites. Pair with your favourite straight leg jeans for a chic and polished look.

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Gucci Princetown Rose Velvet Slipper

After being in ski boots all day, it’s nice to give your feet a little break. Throw a pair of moccasins or mules in your suitcase when packing. These will be great to throw on when having drinks at the lobby bar or if you are heading to the spa for a much-needed massage.


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Uniqlo Faux Shearling Hooded Coat

To avoid wearing my ski jacket all day and night I like to bring another a second option with me. A faux shearling coat is perfect to throw over an outfit for a nice dinner in town.

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Aquatalia Kelly Ankle Boots

Switch out your moccasins for a pair of suede winter boots for a walk in the village. Look for boots that are both waterproof and weatherproof, like these ones from Aquatalia.

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Whiteface Mountain

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Whiteface Lodge with @LaLeuneFitness



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