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Top Items to Remember When You’re Packing for Your Steamboat CO Vacation

You’ve been excitedly packing your suitcase, stashing away all your long underwear, hats, gloves, jackets, and scarves. You’ve got your sunscreen, and cozy pajamas for enjoying evenings by the fireplace in your great Steamboat Springs vacation rental. You’re all organized and have booked your rental equipment in advance for your skiing or snowboarding fun. Have you forgotten anything? Hopefully not, but just in case, this handy guide is here to remind you of a few important items you may have overlooked.

Protect Your Vision During Your Steamboat CO Vacation with Eye Protection

No, it’s not the beach, but goggles or sunglasses are even MORE important on the ski slopes! It’s because the sun’s rays bounce off all that pristine white snow and right up into your eyes. Additionally, you might get ice or snow in your eye, and that could spoil a fun run fast. If you wear sunglasses, make sure they fit you well and won’t fall off. Ski goggles are even better, as you won’t have to worry about it.

Ski Pants

No, they’re not cute, but neither is a big wet patch on your bottom after you’ve fallen down once or twice! While they may be a bit awkward to walk in, you’d feel even more awkward skiing without them. Ski pants will keep you warm and dry all day long to make sure you have a good time and are comfortable.


Safety first, protect your brain while having fun. This is a handy contraption that infrequent skiers may well have overlooked. Not wearing a helmet is uncool on the slopes these days. Plus helmets keep your head warmer than just a hat and some of them have cool blue tooth speaker options. Don’t leave your Steamboat Springs vacation rental without it!

Hydration Pack

These useful backpack-style water receptacles have revolutionized many sports, skiing included. Gone are the days of needing to put a water bottle in your backpack, when your water bottle is a backpack! It’s so very simple to stay hydrated all day when you can carry your water around with you so easily. All of the lodges and restaurants on the mountain offer free water fill-up stations as well.


If you’re a new skier, you probably wouldn’t have thought of this until you were up on the chair lift, cold wind in your face, wishing you had something to blow your nose on. Take care of it in advance by stashing a travel-size pack of tissues in your jacket pocket.

Happy adventuring during your Steamboat CO vacation!