Lets see what we've got. (we've got to do something to keep ourselves busy)
So far so good but here I would depart
-3 pairs wool socks
DOn't care for wool socks they're too thick
-one t shirt per day agree
-3 pairs zip off pants---any outer layer is fine and I have never neede more than one
-clean boxers for EVERY DAY...boxer briefs if you're hiking
I definitely go faster with the whitey tighties, plus they fit under my long underwear much better. I also tend to bring 1/2 a supply and do a load of laundry
-comfortable shoes agreed
-appropriate accessories for the skiing
This is where I would put the walkie talkies, chocolate (for energy on the lifts)and tunes.
-snow shoes ----we are skiing here not walking. Way to much excersise without the assistance of gravity I personally would find no room for snow shoes.
I would add the following
Two Pair of Ski Socks
Sunscreen and sunglasses
few trash bags to place dirty clothes in
deck of cards
I don't even bring underwear at all. If you want to pack light, just use the long underwear, in particular Hot Chily's. It's the only one for the slopes.
Since this is a driving trip, where's the tunes???!! You have to pack at least 100 of your favorite CD's so you can listen to one and then wonder what's happening locally and forgot about the other 99 CD's.
Run out and get an iPod. My entire music collection (several hundred CD's) is on my iPod, which is the size of a pack of cards. And it's not even half full.
They're not cheap, but the iPod is one of the coolest and most useful gadgets I own.
XM Radio is also pretty cool for long drives to a resort. (I really enjoyed XM Radio for the drive to Colorado in January, for example!)
OK, you got me on that one. What in the world are you talking about?
Tom / PM
Cat Crap is the actual product name (may have been changed in recent years but packaging is the same). Comes in a small tin similar to the small tins of sun screen lip goo. Looks the same as sunscreen. You apply to the inside of your goggle lenses to prevent fogging.
Some of the most useful ski gadgets in my permanently packed ski bag:
- Mini google squeegie (fits over finger). Won't be slowed down by snow guns or blizzards.
- Tin of Cat Crap (the kind you buy not the kind from your pets). Best goggle antifogger around.
- Camelback. Hydrate or die.
- Rub on ski wax. Especially useful when you remember you should have had your skis waxed last week.
- Pocket ski tuner. It's amazing how grabby your ski edges can get when you hit a rock or two.
- Electric boot dryer. Fits in the palm of your hand. Hate to start the day with cold, wet feet.
Tom / PM