Photo of ski gear for the perfect day skiing in Utah

Deciding what to pack for a ski trip can feel like a daunting process, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelmingly stressful. While it’s not overly challenging to rent or buy essential items once you’ve arrived at your destination, it’s never a bad idea to have a plan in place to pack accordingly. As such, if you realize you’ve forgotten something as you’re unpacking, you’ll be able to mitigate your misstep quickly. When skiing in Utah, especially if you’ve traveled far, the list doesn’t have to include every provision in your bag. However, keeping track of the essential items will help you be mindful of what you really need. To help streamline your packing process, Canyon Services has put together a nifty guide to what you’ll need for skiing in Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon.

Little Cottonwood Canyon: Some of the Best Skiing in Utah

Located just over 30 minutes from Salt Lake City, Canyon Services in Snowbird, Utah, offers unfettered access to some of the best Wasatch Mountains ski resorts on the range. The best part is, the Mountain Collective and Ikon Pass are both accepted at Alta and Snowbird, so you’ll have a chance to maximize your experience. From the comfort of your vacation home, you’ll be able to plan out your days and have a cozy place to relax after each outing. The only thing better than skiing in Utah is knowing you’ll be staying at some of the best Alta Snowbird lodging options in Little Cottonwood Canyon.

What to Pack for a Ski Trip to the Wasatch Mountains

The most significant factor to consider when planning your trip is whether or not you want to bring your skis, poles, and helmet. Generally speaking, it’s unnecessary to carry too much of your gear, especially if you arrive via plane in Salt Lake City. Not all snow is created equal, so the skis you use on your home slopes may not be optimal for the deep powder that accumulates in the Alta-Snowbird region, making rental a great way to ensure you have the proper set up. Furthermore, the type of helmet and poles you use is negligible, so renting will save space and give you a chance to try some new gear. Bringing your ski boots and apparel is suitable because you’ll want to be comfortable, and they don’t take up too much space. Here are a few other items to consider:

  • Ski clothing consisting of pants, jacket, gloves, thermal socks, and synthetic or wool base layers to prevent soaking.

  • Goggles are an important item that doesn’t take up too much space. Not only will they help maintain moisture in your eyes while cruising down the mountain, but they’ll also help protect them from UV rays.

  • A backpack is good for keeping your smaller items safe as you move around but also an excellent accessory for those long days on the mountain when you won’t be able to go back to the resort or your vacation rental at a moment’s notice. Snacks, water, lip balm, and sunscreen are perfect items for your backpack.

Alta Snowbird Lodging near Wasatch Mountain Ski Resorts

Skiing in Utah is something that every outdoor enthusiast should experience at least once in their lifetime. There’s something to be said about seemingly floating through the fresh Wasatch Mountain powder throughout the day and retreating to the comforts of home. Canyon Services is here to provide the perfect basecamp with an impressive range of Alta Snowbird lodging options. For more information or to make your reservation, please visit us online or call 800-562-2888.