You may be used to holidaying on golden sands and if that's the case, packing for a stint in the mountains may be a completely new experience for you to deal with. When it's a mountain break you're packing for, the contents of your suitcase will be completely different than what you may normally pack – no sarongs and flip flops needed! Instead, take a look at some of these essentials so that you won't be stuck out in the cold without the right apparel.
These are absolutely essential pieces of clothing so if you can fit in more than one chunky knit, do. Men's and women's knitwear is crucial for a mountain holiday, so that you can stay warm when you're not sat by the log fire. With plenty of options for women’s knitwear from George at ASDA, you don't have to look far to grab a great knit or two. Mix and match and pick a cardigan and a jumper or two, so that you are covered, no matter what you have planned. The same applies for the guys, as well.
No, we don't mean jewellery and pretty pashminas. With holidays in the mountains, it's more about the hats, scarves and mittens! The type of accessories you choose will depend largely on the style that you like to wear, but the chunkier the better to help keep the chill at bay. Opt for a glove that is thermal and snowproof too, especially if you're planning to do any winter sports during your trip. Ones that will still allow the use of your fingers without having to expose them to the elements will also help!
A good, warm pair of boots that have sufficient grip to their bottoms (just in case you're faced with snow or patches of ice) will help massively. The last thing you want to happen during your mountain break is for you to come a cropper and a good pair of boots will prevent this from happening. Choose a waterproof pair so that your feet can stay dry and warm, too – that means no UGG boots, girls!
This may surprise you, but the sun can be just as strong when you're high in the mountains at the height of winter, as it is on the beach. You may not feel it burn, but it will, especially if you're out enjoying the ski slopes. Make sure that you take some with you and use it, no matter how cold it feels outside. The sun can still get you!
Pack sensibly and mix and match so that you can be as savvy as possible with what's in your suitcase. You'll soon realise that holidays in the mountains are just as unforgettable and worthwhile as the ones on the beach are!
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I have to say, some of my favourite holidays have been those spent walking up Ben Nevis in Scotland or cycling in the North Yorkshire dales! What are your holiday essentials? Would you consider a more out-of-the-way holiday destination, or do you tend to stick to beaches and city breaks?