Packing 101

What do you bring when battling a 50-pound weight limit and glacial temps? A handy his-and-hers primer.


A Super-Luxe Suitcase

Practically weightless, this Rimowa bag easily rolls over any terrain, while the gold-hued exterior masks all adventure-related dings.

“Business Multiwheel” aluminum trolley, $1,375, Rimowa.

A Practically Impractical Jacket

It might not be as toasty as a puffer coat, but this cozy sheepskin number pairs well with an après-ski hot toddy. Better to look good…

“Kilia” jacket, $3,690, Moncler.

Heels for Dinner by the Fire

Cast away those well-worn ski boots in favor of something more appropriate for a romantic evening.

“Tech Knit” fabric booties, $695, Salvatore Ferragamo.

Heavy-Duty Skiwear

This isn’t your first rodeo. True slope hounds insulate with a durable wool base layer.

“Satoro AR” shirt, $119, and pants, $109, Arc’teryx.


A Do-It-All Duffel

Stuff it in the overhead and lose all fear of lost bags. Bonus: A cross-body strap keeps hands free for beer.

Filson “Medium Field” duffel, $195, Boston General Store.

The Winter Coat He Bought in College

So what if the zipper is broken and the sleeves are frayed? An L.L. Bean jacket never goes out of style.

“Maine Guide” wool parka, $249, L.L Bean.

Slippers for Dinner in the Room

Because there’s nothing like a T-bone in bed when the weather outside is frightful.

Ugg “Byron” suede slippers with shearling, $140, Nordstrom.

A Heavy-Duty Flask

Another clever way to warm up in the snow? An easy-to-conceal canvas flask filled with your favorite whiskey.

$42, Sault New England.