TODDLER IN VAIL ALERT: WHAT TO BRING
We had our second annual family ski trip with Kyle’s fam! This time around, we went to Vail, Colorado. If you want to read up about our first ski trip ever with Ollie to Aspen, how it went & what we brought: click here.
A lot of you messaged me about your own upcoming ski trips! It’s so exciting! Below I have gathered links of what we took with us for this Vail trip. Without Ollie’s nana, I would’ve never known what to take or where to find…I hope this helps some of you! Also, if you want to read up about how to travel with your baby/toddler: click here.
One thing I planned in my suitcase were extra pairs of everything in case he gets wet or dirty and extra warm pants and sweaters (but also thinner ones to layer).
I was extra worried about the whole coat game! This coat is great, super good quality. If you’re looking for an affordable, legit coat – this is top of the list. Waterproof, layered, warm, windproof aka Vail proof… It was a size 2T which was a little big, but Oliver is also a shrimp. So we ended up switching from his Gap furry coat and this one. His Gap one is out of stock, but here’s different options for you guys! Click on the image for the link.
These were great! Oliver got one size up…we thought that maybe they would be too big but the boots worked great with socks, snowsuit and layers.
#3: LONG UNDERWEAR
We didn’t bring any and I wish we had! These are from the same website as the coat. They also have some for girls!
#4: NECK GAITER
So, so glad we got one of these for the days up in the mountains, but you wouldn’t believe how hard it is to find! Here’s an adorable one from a trusted brand: The North Face. I couldn’t find ours to link here – it was a genius present from Ollie’s nana and personalized! If I ever do, I will update this. For now, Click here!
Here’s the light weight, waterproof snowsuit that Ollie was wearing! Super great and affordable. Also, here’s some options from Patagonia for younger girls or babies. The website where Ollie’s suit comes from has great options but not a lot of sizes left…
Brought this one with us everywhere that has a little colder temp! Love this thing and will always have this in his closet. The blue Patagonia one he has was a gift from Kyle’s cousin at Ollie’s baby shower!!!!
#7: SOCKS & MITTENS & HAT
#8: SUNGLASSES OR GOGGLES
We didn’t have anything to protect his eyes against the snow or wind and if you have some weather it can a little brutal! Thank goodness his auntie saved the day with a genius idea, baby sunglasses! If your kid is going to ski, you’ll also need goggles and a helmet. We haven’t gotten to that point and I’m not sure what to recommend for that…but getting someone to guide you and help you try on helmets to make sure your kid is safe would be my step #1.
That’s it, friends! Those are the main things I was relieved to have with me and put to good use! Other than that, of course, sweaters and long sleeves and all that good stuff. I also recommend bringing sunscreen for you and your LO!!