Obertauern ski packing list

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Ready to hit the Alpine slopes? If you’re lucky enough to be joining us in Austria, home of The Ski Week, then here’s everything you need to pack for the ultimate Obertauern ski experience. From faux fur to fleecy layers and national flags, we’ve got you covered.

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Clothes

Comfort and warmth are essential for a great day on the slopes, so make sure you check the weather in Obertauern so you can pack accordingly. We advise bringing backups in case anything gets wet (or misplaced during all the fun that is après-ski - it happens). Plus, don't forget to pack some clothes to relax in.

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Après-ski

Not to boast but The Ski Week hosts the best après-ski parties in the world - so you’re going to want to dress for success. Most of these events will involve skiing off the mountain straight into the party, so if you want to pack an easy change of clothes into your day bag, we recommend the following:

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Activities to pack for

Discover more about your activities and party themes here.

  • Yoga: bring something stretchy and cosy for morning yoga.
  • Mountain Banquet: pack your finest faux fur for lunch in the mountains at a 50m table, surrounded by 270 other TSW revellers. Think Alpine chic meets Game of Thrones meets eccentric bohemian style. Floor-length fur cloaks, chunky knitted sweaters, Bavarian-style headpieces and creative outfitting are welcome for our open-air Mountain Banquet. Don’t think animal onesies or novelty gimmicks. See here for some style inspiration!
  • Flag: fly your national flag with pride at the Parade of Nations.
  • Oktoberfest: no need to bring your own lederhosen and dirndl - unless you already own one! You can rent yours for our epic party here.
  • 80s après-ski: bring that neon leotard and jazzy leg warmers (and don’t forget your hair spray) as we are going all out for the most epic decade of style.
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Key gear

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Tech

  • Power adaptor: Austria uses European plugs, which are 230V. If you're travelling from outside of Europe, we recommend bringing along a power adaptor that can adapt any plug to any power point.
  • Phone charger: always an easy one to forget.
  • Portable battery pack: keeps your devices juiced, wherever you are.
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Toiletries

  • SPF for days: bring a high factor sunscreen that is made for extreme sports.
  • Lip balm: protect your pucker with a balm that also has a high SPF.
  • Waterproof mascara: to make sure your ski adventure is free from panda eyes.
  • Deodorant: Obertauern gonna make you sweat.
  • Don't forget your toothbrush!
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Medical kit

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Essentials

  • Travel insurance: make sure your insurance covers travel to Austria, all winter sports and any extra TSW activities you plan to take part in.
  • Valid visa: many nationalities can enter Austria without a visa but make sure to check if you have any entry requirements.
  • Passport: make sure your passport is valid for the entire length of TSW.
  • Spending money: cash is king on the slopes and Euros (€EUR) is the local currency.
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Optional

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Leave at home

  • Bed linen and pillows: we've got you covered.
  • Expensive jewellery: leave your diamonds at home.
  • Single-use plastics and non-biodegradable glitter: save our ski fields by keeping them free of microplastics.

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