Snowmobiling and Skiing in Wyoming: What I Packed to Stay Warm with Backcountry
This year has already proved to be a year of adventure with road trips to Indio, camping in Temecula, and now snowmobiling and skiing in Wyoming! I joined my sister on her adventures in Wyoming. This trip was everything I could have asked for and more. There is nothing quite like bonding time with family and friends in the great outdoors.
What to Pack for Winter in Wyoming
I am the type of adventure seeker to always plan ahead. I research the weather, pack in advance, and overpack more often than not. These SmartWool Merino 250 baselayer top and bottom set saved me the 35-degree temperatures we experienced camping so they were the first item to go in my suitcase for this trip. The fabric is very warm, but a bit thicker so keep that in mind when laying under tight ski pants.
Baselayers, Baselayers, Baselayers…
My trusty Obermeyer ski pants that I tested out in Big Bear were the next item to go in my suitcase. These are my first item purchase from this brand so I cannot say if all of their items fit a bit snug, but I did go up a size to make room for a base layer underneath. I had ordered my sister and myself coordinating Smart Wool base layers. I just loved the intricate woven patterns of these sets and how thin they were under our snowmobiling gear. (The zip tops are now 20% off!) Honestly, if you just order a few different base layers in different weights and thicknesses you’ll be just fine in Wyoming. I wore this midweight Stoic top on the flight and was perfectly comfortable.
Meagan and I at the top of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
Don’t Forget Your Goggles
Another item that was an absolute must for both skiing and snowmobiling was a pair of goggles. (Mine are currently on sale for 35% off!) Regular sunglasses just won’t cut it. Goggles like these not only protect your skin from windburn but also help give you a clear and wide vision of where you are going. Plus the anti-fog technology is a must for keeping your view clear. Especially if you’re using a neck guard like this one to guard your neck and face against the cold winds while you’re shredding down the mountains. These neck guards are also great to double as a mask if you forget yours when you stop into a lodge to enjoy lunch 😉
A girls’ ski trip to Jackson Hole + snowmobiling in Togwotee was a definite highlight of 2021.
Last, but certainly not least. You can’t leave home without a good pair of winter boots. Every morning I liked to stuff my Sorrel boots with those 10-hour long toe-warms for those long mountain snowmobile adventures. I always carry two pairs of winter boots with me just in case one gets full of snow and needs to dry out overnight.
As always, thank you for taking the time to stop by. Enter code “Laura15” for 15% off your purchase (there are some items that are not included in this promo.) Sharing my favorite products from a recent trip to help you get ready for your future adventures is always a pleasure.