We will be visiting big sky at the end of March for our first ski trip. I'd like some practical advice to help me remember to pack the things I may not consider and avoid overpacking things I won't need. We will be bringing our 4 and 5 y/o and I keep hearing over and over again "warm kids are happy kids" so I plan on doing my best to keep them toasty :) We will really be there 3 days. Day of arrival we get there in the evening and departure is early morning.
-base layers x 2 (not cotton)
-fleece pants and pullovers/tops for mid layers (I know you're not supposed to wear the pants under the snow pants, but these are mostly for when not skiing) x several
-snow bibs and jackets/pants for the adults x 1 set
-snow boots x 1
-snow socks x 2
-water resistent mittens for kids with toasty packs to zip into them (?? think that's what they're called)
Is it recommended to get the toasty feet packs to put in the boots??
I am going to bring extra gloves but these will be regular knit gloves that would not be appropriate for the snow, but at least its something
-Gators x 2 (i think that's what they're called, they are the neck warmers)
-kit hats lined in fleece material x 1
does anyone recommend a belaclava for the kids instead of the gator; I hear these can be worn under the helmets
we will be renting skis/boots and helmets
Any tips on packing all this??
ALSO re camera equipment:
I have a DSLR camera that is great but a bit bulky; I want to take it but wonder if it'll even be worth it. Maybe just the phone or a smaller/older point and shoot that can fit in my ski jacket???
Want to preserve the memories but also want to keep things simple