a Winter Weekend Getaway
A long weekend in the mountains doing some skiing, snowshoeing or snowboarding
can be an excellent vacation idea. Usually you donít have to travel
very far for these types of vacations and the long weekend may be just
enough time to relax and unwind without getting to the point where you
start to become fatigued from your vacation. The other great aspect
of the winter weekend getaway is that you donít have to worry about
packing very much. There are some essential items that you should be
sure to bring along but the relatively short duration of a long weekend
trip, means that the packing will be relatively light. Winter equipment
can be bulky but the good news is that you only have to pack enough
for a few days of fun as opposed to longer trips where you will have
to pack for a week or longer.
You may need sport specific equipment if you are planning to participate
in sports such as skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing while on your
winter getaway unless you plan to rent all of your equipment. However,
if you want to use your own equipment you will want to pack everything
you will need. Skiers should bring along their skis, boots, poles and
any additional miscellaneous equipment that they may use such as a lock
and bag for their skis. Snowboards should bring along their snowboards,
boots and any miscellaneous items. If you plan to do some snowshoeing
or even if there is just the possibility that you might you should bring
along your snowshoes as well as a pair of waterproof boots that are
comfortable for snowshoeing.
In addition to your sporting equipment you will also need to pack clothes
for your vacation. You can usually count on the weather being cold when
you embark on a winter weekend getaway but you should prepare for weather
that is unseasonably warm. Packing sweaters, vests, long sleeved shirts
along with heavy and light weight pairs of pants, a winter jackets,
hat, gloves and a scarf will ensure that you are prepared for all types
of weather. You should also bring along a pair of waterproof boots that
are comfortable for walking and heavyweight wool socks that fit well
under your boots. Depending on whether or not you have intentions of
going out to dinner at finer restaurants or not will determine whether
or not you bring along fancier clothes. Even if you donít plan to dine
in finer restaurants, you might still consider bringing along one nicer
outfit just in case you change your mind.
Packing for a weekend getaway filled with winter activities can be complicated
if you plan to bring along your own equipment. You can, however, simplify
things by planning to rent your sporting gear and just packing your
clothing and personal items. In terms of clothes, you will need to pack
for the extreme cold and also include a few lighter pieces in case the
weather is unseasonably warm. Doing this will give you the opportunity
to layer to achieve the desired warmness.
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