Not quite sure what to pack for your week at SB17? Read on...

When you go ‘boarding in January or when you hit Ibiza its very simple and straightforward. But Snowbombing takes place on the cusp of the seasons and has one foot in winter and the other in beautiful Alpine spring. So you could well see temperature variations of between minus 15 and + 30 degrees!

The forecast for this year is an exciting mix of blue skies and very pleasant sunshine BUT these are the alps and the weather can change before you can say “Tomasz Schafernaker” – so don’t get caught out! Even if you’re in a t-shirt and shorts in the afternoon, it will still be crisp at night…and the forest always feels like an Alpine forest after the sun disappears – hats, jackets are a good idea when heading off into the woods.

Fancy Dress Guide

Read up on our introduction to Fancy Dress at SB17 here! Needless to say, you'll want to be at your bling-tastic best for the El Bronx Street Party...

The pure white snow reflects the sun like crazy, and sunburn begins as soon as you set foot on the mountain. If you are a little fair of skin, then ensure your suncream is part of your kitlist for the day, and apply it regularly! We recommend Piz Buin, but you should go no lower than Factor 15 (get ready for some serious goggle tan!). It's also handy to have a lip balm to ensure full and voluptuous lips after a heavy day on the slopes...

Sunglasses are an essential piece of kit for a snow holiday, the reflection is fierce and without them you won’t be able to ski/’board and will end up buying goggles with money you ought to be spending on Jagermeister and Paprika crisps. Likewise with gloves. You WILL fall over and snow is cold and wet. Don’t shell out for expensive ski gloves when you can pick up a cheaper pair in the UK.

Oh – and don’t forget your passport. In fact locate it now and save yourself that last minute panic... We've all been there! 

See ya in the sunshine and snow! x