‘What kit will I need for on/off the snow?’ features in our FAQs! (Click to see more frequently asked questions).

After booking with SnowSkool, we’ll send you a full packing list in the run up to your course. Apart from recommending some kit to keep your skis/board in good condition – there’s nothing outrageous that you wouldn’t normally pack on a ski trip:

What kit will I need for on the snow?

  • Skis/bindings/boots/poles or snowboard/binding/boots
  • Cable lock for skis/board
  • Tuning/servicing kit, P-Tex repair strips (optional, but recommended)
  • Ski/board jacket & ski/board pants
  • Base layers, mid layer 1, mid layer 2
  • Ski/snowboard socks
  • Goggles & helmet
  • Bandanna, buff or face protector & Gloves
  • Ski-suitable (waterproof) backpack (not allowed during training lessons)

What kit will I need for off the snow?

Ditto, nothing unusual! A second ‘pub’ jacket is useful if you don’t want to take your high-tech ski jacket out and about, some clothes for chilling, some sportier stuff for activities etc. We’ll send you a full packing list once you’ve booked (or we can send it over earlier on request).

Before you start packing… some further reading:

How to choose the perfect ski jacket for you, and what we recommend for each course:


Need inspiration? Here’s a timeline of ski fashion’s progression from the 1950s to 2016:


New skool vs. old skool – the outfits/prices/skis/vocab from 1982 vs 2012!


Hopefully this helps you on your way to booking a SnowSkool instructor course!

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