I have a heavy black bag for a laptop, printer and worldwide adaptors, which doesn't go with me if I am carrying skis. Then I take a "palm-top" computer which does a laptop's work - I don't know how but it's useful for notes. The rest goes in a wheeled suitcase or a ski bag. Ski bags make wonderful dumping grounds for dirty washing. At least one rucksack is a good idea, especially when skiing with a girlfriend - for all the things that there's no room for in her slim-as-a-rake designer suit.
I wear my Avocet watch which tells me how many runs I have skied and how many vertical feet. I pack "powder cords", brightly coloured tapes, 2-3 metres long to attach to skis to locate them in deep snow. Some skiers take goggles with built-in fans to keep vision steam-free or hollow ski poles which can be filled with alcohol.
I have my "lucky" clothes; a red fleece jacket from Chile, and a pink, mauve and silver jacket from Argentina. It's too flashy to wear but I take it as a spare and just look at it.
Skiing is sweaty and little can double for apres ski once it has been worn on the slopes. I always come back with more than I started with; another pair of apres-ski boots - I have about eight pairs - or some sweat- shirts. I have a silly rule that I never wear a sweat-shirt from the resort I'm skiing in, so I'll wear a Vail sweat-shirt in, say, Aspen (they hate me for it) and vice versa. I rarely take a suit, but usually a tie - you can't get into the Palace Hotel in St Moritz after hours without one.
I should take long-johns but never bother. Face masks are useful protection; I have a Canadian triangular suede mask with "hors-la-loi" [outlaw] printed on it, but when I wear it my goggles steam up. The most useless thing to take is a snorkel. Some skiers use them in really deep snow which can drown you if you breathe it in. I've skied in wonderful snow, but never quite that deep.Reuse content