What To Pack For The Snow: The Sameway Guide

We know, how hard can it be to pack for a snow holiday? Well, as it turns out when you get to resort and realise you’ve forgotten to pack undies or even worse your goggles, pretty hard. At sameway.co we’ve been on more snow trips than we’ve eaten hot meals. So we’ve done you a solid and created our top tips on What To Pack for a snow trip to simplify your holiday prep.

Packing for a snow trip is somewhat of an art. A masterpiece if you will. And let’s face it, you haven’t worked on your brushwork all season. So you might need some help.

Sunshine, après on the mountain, surprise powder days and fun park sessions with your pals? Yes, spring skiing and snowboarding is everything you’ve ever dreamt of. Period. Making sure you’ve got the right gear however? Daunting, demanding and hard work, especially if it’s your first snow trip away.

Now, we’re not your mum or anything, but a good old fashioned packing list might be just what the doctor ordered. Along with a side of prescription pow turns a-thankyou. This will ensure you have the right combination of tech, comfort and style to successfully paint your own lines that even Van Gogh would be proud of.

So what do you need?

The Essentials

This needs to be both waterproof and breathable to keep the snow out without holding moisture in. Choose from technical shells or insulated snow jackets. Our spring riding favourites are the 686 Parklan Bedwin Jacket for men and DC Shoes Cruiser Snow Jacket for women.

Give yourself solid foundations and see the difference between a good day and a great day! Wick moisture away from your skin when you sweat but stay warm when the temperature drops with technical base. We’re especially digging the men’s The North Face Warm LS Base Layer and the women’s Roxy Daybreak LS Base Layer.

There’s no better investment than a decent pair of socks. Keep your feet happy and improve your riding performance. Win win! Check out Stance Snowboard Socks for funky patterns and unrivalled tech.

To us, a helmet is a no brainer. Protect your noggin, keep your head warm and even play your top shred playlist through the ear pads. What’s not to like? We love the Protec Classic Snow Helmet.

If there’s anything that will truly enhance your riding, it’s your Goggles. Technical eyewear will protect your eyes and help you see contours in flat light so you can ride like a pro. Different lenses are good for different conditions. For more than one lens get an interchangeable system. Check out the Smith Range Goggles or the Oakley Line Miners for the girls.

Gloves or Mitts? Either way we have a massive selection to keep your digits warm on those long spring days up the mountain. Choose between insulated or thinner pipe gloves for warm days and park laps. This season, we’re rocking the Howl Sexton Snowboard Mitts!

The Accessories

When you’re not rocking a lid on the mountain, you’ll want a good beanie to keep your head warm about town. Our personal favourite for this season is the RMBLR Circular Patch Beanie.

Whether you ride in them or not, protecting yourself with a good pair of sunglasses is a snow staple. For spring/summer snowboarding, we’ll be wearing the Sungod Sierras Black Frame Polarized Green Lens Sunglasses. You can fully customise your own Sungod sunglasses, with thousands of combinations to choose from!

The Hardware

Beginner or seasoned pro, we list a massive range of snowboards to fit every riding level. Camber, TBT, Swallow Tail; whatever your profile, we have all the latest deals from brands such as Lobster, Burton, Bataleon and more. This season we’re loving the Men’s Lobster Artist Addition AA. Schoph Snowboard and the Women’s Salomon Gypsy Snowboard for hot laps through the park.

If you need a little more help than fancy names and don’t want to be bowled over by rad graphics (which FYI is totally fine too), check out our Snowboard Buyers Guide to find your perfect snowboard.

Unhappy feet = unhappy days. It’s that simple. So pay attention to what you ride in. Stiffer boots and bindings provide great support for aggressive riding and heavy landings. Softer more flexible boots and bindings on the other hand, are more forgiving and better for beginners. Same goes for bindings.

We’re huge fans of the ThirtyTwo STW Boa System Snowboard Boots. For lady shredders that want a comfortable boot perfect for all mountain riding, we love the Salomon Women’s Ivy Boa Snowboard Boots.

The Deals

At Sameway, we make it easy to compare prices from all your favourite retailers like Surfdome, Route One and Snow+Rock. We also have access to the latest snow deals and extra tasty discount codes to deliver you a rad curation of discounted snow gear.

Quiksilver Roxy DC Shoes Logo Sameway

Quiksilver / Roxy / DC Shoes

Private Sale: EXTRA 50% OFF all sale Snow Outerwear. Until March 31st 2019. Voucher Code: VPS2019.

volcom-logo on Sameway


Take 30% off ALL Snow Outerwear.

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Ellis Brigham/The Snowboard Asylum

Up to 40% off Snow Sale.

Surfdome logo on Sameway


Up to 35% off Snow Sale.

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Snow & Rock

Up to 25% off Snow Sale.

What’s left? Well, don’t forget your best powder howls (YEWWW is usually the variation we go for), those shit chat up lines for the bar, and most importantly enough stoke to ride your heart out all week!

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