A Packing Guide for Aspen

“The time has finally arrived, my friends – a little place called Aspen.”

Not sorry for that classic Dumb and Dumber reference, I simply can’t contain my excitement. I’ve always wanted to visit the glorious place Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) so eloquently describes in one of my favorite films.

Jokes aside, I’m proud to announce that I’m attending Wintersköl 2016 with my friends at Vicks to check out their Sanctuary and share the whole experience with all of you. Since it’s my first trip to Aspen I thought it would be fun to put together a packing guide. Below are the items I consider must-haves.

Triple F.A.T. Goose Down Jacket

Goose-Down Jacket

You need a good jacket to keep warm. Something that will withstand the wind chill, while keeping you cool when indoors near the fire. Jackets that breathe, as well as keep you warm are hard to come by. I love a good goose down jacket for this. They’re made with high quality materials that will keep you toasty, while looking stylish on the slopes.

GoPro Hero 4


I’m not much of a YouTuber like I use to be, but I still love recording my adventures. GoPro is the obvious choice because of its amazing video quality and durability. Strap it to a selfie-stick or strap it to a helmet, either way you will be glad you did. I recommend bringing an extra memory card in case you don’t have time to dump your footage, because there will be a lot of content to be had, and you don’t want to miss out on recording it.

Closeup of DayQuil Severe tablets

DayQuil & NyQuil – #NoSickDays, Please!

Learn from me, you always want to pack some DayQuil and Nyquil for your trips, especially when in colder climates. I was recently on a trip where I made the silly mistake of not double-checking my bag to see if I packed some. The result: my work suffered dramatically. I couldn’t concentrate; all I could think about was how crappy I felt.

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I swear by NyQuil for when I need a good night’s sleep, and DayQuil when I need to power through; like while in Aspen. It pains me to say I have a little cold brewing as we speak, so this is going to be a must-have for me while hanging in the Sanctuary with Vicks and skiing down the Aspen slopes. I’m sure Vicks will have plenty for me on tap, so I’m not too worried.

Palladium Winter 2010 Boots

Waterproof Boots

This may seem like a commonsense item to pack to a wintery area, but you would be surprised how many times I’ve forgotten to pack a good pair of shoes. There is nothing worse than having wet socks. It very easily will ruin your entire day. I recommend a strong rubber, waterproof exterior boot. There are all sorts of brands available to suit your needs, but I recommend not skimping on price. Quality is important if you want to be sure your feet will stay cozy and dry.


Think I forgot a few essential items? Tweet your suggestions to @JoesDaily and @NyQuilDayQuil with the hashtag #NoSickDays.

This post was sponsored by Vicks. All opinions and excitement are my own.

Joe Miragliotta is a caffeine addict, social media freak and a tech junkie. When first creating JoesDaily.com the concept was small; Post diary-like content to share with the world of all things he was into. Now it's grown to be much more than that. You'll find travel, food & drink, design, tech, entertainment and more!

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