What I Packed for Our Ski Weekend

Sharing what I packed for our ski weekend to Beech Mountain.

What I'm Packing for a Ski Weekend | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Joshua and I made it to Beech Mountain yesterday afternoon and are spending today skiing + exploring. It’s been almost two years since we both have skied and we are beyond excited to do so. Can’t wait to cruise down the mountain and up the lift with my cutie! Fun fact: I have skied since I was three years old – I actually hated it until about middle school. When I was a mini – I only cared about going inside for hot chocolate and m&m’s. I honestly plan to do this at least once this weekend haha. 

We have completely lucked out in the weather department! It’s freezing cold – literally last night was only 9 degrees (like whoa). However, it is beautiful and sunny today. There is a chance of snow tonight and then it is for sure suppose to snow all day tomorrow, tomorrow night, and sunday! I cannot wait to be in a winter wonderland. 

I honestly was hoping (prayers + fingers crossed) for all of the snow and winter weather! Therefore, I definitely planned for it. Aka I wanted to wear all of the mittens, scarves, and cozy layers. So my suitcase is full of those items! Below you’ll find everything I packed to wear. 


In my opinion, there are three pairs of shoes you HAVE to bring on a ski weekend (or mountain getaway) – all weather boots, rain boots, and slippers. My go to brands are Ugg and Hunter. While they’re a little pricier, I always think they are very much worth it! The quality is amazing and they couldn’t be more comfortable. Not to mention they last, year after year. 

outerwear + tops

A winter coat is an absolute must! For skiing as well as wearing around as you explore the mountain town. Also, cozy sweaters to keep you warm and well…cozy! As you’ll see, I’m also all about Patagonia pullovers, jackets, and vests. Again, great quality products and they’re very cozy. The better sweater has been a staple of mine for over five year. However, this pullover is my all time favorite (last styled on Louella Reese for a fall beach trip). 


Kept things simple here – a great pair of jeans, comfortable leggings, and of course, ski pants. That’s all you really need right? Oh and pajama pants – I packed a pajama set (see them styled for a mountain weekend last year) – I’m obsessed with pajama sets. This is a similar set to what I’m bringing. 

winter accessories 

Okay these are my favorite items! Literally obsessed with mittens – my in-laws bought me the cutest pair for Christmas and this weekend is their premiere. Ski weekends call for cozy, oversized scarves and the cutest pom topped beanies! So you’ll find lots of those in my suitcase too! 


I hope you’re having a wonderful Friday and that you have the best weekend! Stay tuned via Instagram throughout the weekend as I will share peeks into our ski weekend. There will definitely be lots Instagram stories for sure as well as a couple in feed Instagram photos. Be sure to comment below with any questions you have about Beech Mountain, visiting a ski resort, or what to bring! I’ll be putting together a recap post after our trip. 


  1. Lisa Autumn
    January 11, 2019 / 6:57 am

    Ahhh have the best time babe!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

  2. January 11, 2019 / 11:52 am

    Those are the perfect boots for a ski trip! Dying to go on a mountain vacay!

    xo, Hillary | hillheady.com

    • January 12, 2019 / 4:31 pm

      Aren’t they? They’ve been the best this whole trip. So happy I packed them!

      xo Laura Leigh

  3. January 15, 2019 / 10:57 am

    How fun! I love those boots and I see a fabulous sweater in your suitcase!!


  4. January 15, 2019 / 11:09 am

    So many cute and cozy items. This makes me want to go skiing!

  5. Liz
    January 15, 2019 / 12:05 pm

    I need to invest in a good pair of winter boots! Yours are super cute!

  6. January 15, 2019 / 8:02 pm

    I love a good ski weekend! Your jacket and pants you posted on Instagram the other day are SO cute and SO you! Need to get these winter boots asap.


    • January 16, 2019 / 8:58 am

      They’re the best kind of winter weekends, aren’t they? Thank you so much Rachel! I really appreciate that gal – and yes you totally do need these boots!

      xo Laura Leigh

  7. January 16, 2019 / 1:46 am

    These are great pieces to pack for a ski weekend!! That’s so awesome that you’ve been skiing since you were three, that’s so amazing!

    cute & little

    • January 16, 2019 / 9:00 am

      Aw thanks gal! It is all thanks to my parents who forced me to go out there haha.

      xo Laura Leigh

  8. January 16, 2019 / 6:30 am

    I haven’t been skiing since high school! I was never a huge fan of it, and not good at it at all! So many great skiing clothes, I should give it another try.

    • January 16, 2019 / 9:01 am

      I 100% understand that. I hated it when I was super littler and all through elementary school but started picking it up again and loving it in middle school. Definitely worth giving another shot!

      xo Laura Leigh

    • January 16, 2019 / 9:01 am

      Thanks gal! Yes, super thankful my parents made me get out there and give it a go.

      xo Laura Leigh

  9. Stephanie
    January 16, 2019 / 9:38 am

    These are great things to pack for a chilly winter trip! I want all your cozy sweaters!

  10. January 16, 2019 / 10:55 am

    I’m heading to the Pocono Mountains and wondered if I can just borrow all this? Thanks 🙂

  11. Emily | Life with Emily
    January 16, 2019 / 12:41 pm

    looks like you packed ALL the essentials! Hope you had a great weekend at Beech!

  12. January 16, 2019 / 9:28 pm

    Loving your choices, this is going to help me pack for my next ski trip. Also I’m loving the boots and cozy sweaters!

    • January 17, 2019 / 9:04 am

      Thank you Kellie! Oh I am so happy to hear that – I hope you have a blast on your trip next weekend!

      xo Laura Leigh

  13. Rachel
    January 20, 2019 / 1:10 am

    So many fun, cozy finds!

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