Exploring a new destination is fun, but certain parts of travel aren’t as enjoyable, such as packing. Trying to predict every item you’ll need away and fitting everything into a weight and size restriction is a challenge for many people, especially if you like to overprepare. To make the process easier, here are some packing essentials to consider when you’re heading out to Vail.

Weather-Appropriate Attire

As a mountain town, Vail’s weather and seasons differ from most locations. The winters tend to stretch out longer, spring still sees plenty of snowfall, and summer’s warm temperatures drop drastically in the evenings. Packing appropriate clothing allows you to enjoy and explore Vail in comfort.

In the cooler seasons—winter, fall, and early spring—thick jackets, scarves, hats, gloves, fluffy socks, and sweaters will ensure you stay cozy and comfortable in the brisk mountain climate. In the warmer parts of the year, packing a light jacket and sweater along with your usual warm-weather garments prepare you for any sudden dips in the forecasted temperatures.

Durable Outdoor Shoes

At any time of the year, Vail provides an outdoor playground worth exploring during your visit. Whether there’s snow or grass on the ground, a strong pair of shoes will make your Vail adventures more comfortable and successful. Even if you aren’t heading into the great outdoors, the walking scene in the Vail villages will put some hefty wear and tear on your footwear. At least one pair of durable and comfortable outdoor shoes are a must when traveling to this Colorado mountain town.

Skiing Gear Essentials

Vail offers many marvels that bring in visitors. However, its skiing scene takes the lead over other attractions. For any snowy mountainside adventure in Vail, make sure to pack the following:

  • Insulated clothing
  • Heavy-duty snow gloves
  • Full-face ski masks
  • Extra thick socks
  • Beanies

Although Vail’s ski resorts offer equipment rentals, packing your personal skiing gear offers many benefits. It saves you from rental fees, feels more comfortable to use, and gives you more skiing flexibility without the restrictions of rental agreements and check-ins.

Miscellaneous Items

Other essentials to consider throwing in your luggage include the following:

  • Travel-sized sunscreen (snow reflects UV rays)
  • Lip balm and moisturizer
  • Altitude medicine
  • Travel tissues
  • Shower supplies

No matter when you plan to visit, stay prepared for your stay in Vail with these packing essentials. If you overpack, don’t worry. At Epic Limo, our fleet includes spacious vehicles that can easily carry all your bags and equipment. Hire Epic Limo as your preferred car service from the Eagle Vail airport to ensure you and your luggage travel to and from Vail safely.