6 Feb 2020
If you’re getting ready to pack your bags to come to Jackson Hole, here are some tips on what to pack so you won’t leave anything important behind.
Ski and Snowboard Gear
Prep for your trip to Jackson with the basics:
- Skis or snowboard
- Ski poles
- Ski boots
If you’re not bringing your own gear to Jackson, we’ve got you covered. There are several area ski rental shops that will get you fitted and on to the slopes.
The weather in Jackson offers something for everyone; it might be cold in the morning, but as the sun comes out, a light jacket may do. It’s best to dress in layers, so bring thermal tops and pants (non-cotton is best) for under your ski pants. Then if you need to lose a few layers, it’s easy to do. Pack a beanie for under your helmet and bring a neck gaiter and you’ll be much more comfortable. A final checkoff for goggles and gloves and you’re all set.
It’s the little things that are easy to forget. Having a small backpack makes it easy to carry sunscreen, lip balm, tissues and most importantly, a water bottle or hydration pack. It’s easy to spend the day making several runs on the slopes and forgetting to stay hydrated. Drink up while you’re on the lift and get some quick energy from a protein bar or other snack.
Off the Mountain
There are a lot of other great activities around Jackson Hole in addition to skiing and snowboarding. You can snowmobile, dog sled, cross country ski, snowshoe or go fat tire biking. All will get you out in the elements so make sure you have the proper clothing. Much of what you’ll need will be the same as if you were hitting the slopes but make sure you have warm socks and boots.
Once you’re done for the day, it’s off to dinner and nightlife around Jackson. You might find it more comfortable to have a lightweight but warm thermal jacket, a pair of gloves and something to keep your head warm...in case you want to make your way between several nightspots!
And don’t forget to pack your swimsuit! Some of our rentals have hot tubs to soak away those sore muscles or you can visit some of the area hot springs.
Start your packing list and get ready to have a great trip to Jackson Hole!