Ski TripAre you planning to go on a ski trip this winter? I know I am. As a college student, ski trips are what I live for. Luckily the university that I go to is nearby a ski resort. The ski resorts often give college students great deals.

If you are planning to go on a ski trip this winter, here are 15 things that you need for your ski trip. Even if you aren’t a college student, planning a ski trip can be stressful.

Having this ski list will help you conquer the slopes and have a great time! You don’t want to forget any of these things―you’ll need them all!

1. Jacket
Probably the most important thing, you don’t want to be cold up on the slopes. Pack a good jacket, because you want to be prepared for all types of weather!

2. Underlayer
Depending on when you go, you want to always be warm. Pack some long johns to layer under your coat. It’s better to be warmer than colder I always say!

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3. Gloves
You always want to keep your hands warm. Gloves are a really easy thing to forget to bring. Make sure that you pack your gloves in a place that you know you won’t forget them!

4. Skis/Snowboards
If you own your own equipment, don’t forget to take it. It may sound like a no brainer, but it happens.

5. Ski/Snowboard boots
Crucial for you to get on the slopes. Don’t forget these!

6. Sunglasses
For when it is sunny on the slopes―which it is almost everyday―these are a great thing to bring.

7. Lip balm
With the cold, your lips will get chapped. Bring lip balm for protection.

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8. Phone/camera
To capture all of the memorable moments, bring your phone/camera. Your phone is also important if you get lost.

9. Hat
You want to keep your head warm!

10. Ski pass/credit card
Especially if you purchase ski passes before you go up to the slopes, you don’t want to run the risk of forgetting them.

11. Sweatpants and hoodie
Bring comfortable clothes to change in after your ski.

12. Money
Always carry cash on you. You never know when you will have to use it.

13. Snacks

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It’s easy to get really hungry on the slopes (and the food that is sold on the slopes is pretty expensive) bring your own snacks to fight the hunger!

14. Water
Surprisingly enough, you lose a lot of water when you ski. You don’t think that you sweat, but you do. Make sure that you keep yourself hydrated!

15. Boots
When you aren’t skiing or snowboarding, it’s important that you have other footwear to keep your little toes warm.

After you know that you have all of these things, double check. You don’t want to forget something when you are going up to the slopes! Ski trips can be the most fun of trips, but they also require that you lots of things to be able to ski.

You just have to make sure that you have everything. Once you do, you can enjoy the beauty of the slopes―whether you ski or snowboard.

Neltje Maynez the author of the “15 things to bring on your ski trip” is a professional ski instructor and part time paramedic in the Alps.