What to Pack for a Summer Weekend Away at Sponars Chalet: 3-Day Packing List

3-Day Packing List

Often I am asked what to bring for a weekend at Sponars.  What are the mountains like outside the winter season and what will I need?  I like to think of the snowy mountains  as my adventure playground and like to pack all my adventure gear.  It is always balance between packing all the essentials and not over packing where it’s a chore to unpack the car.

It’s no problem if you forget anything as Jindabyne is 20 minutes down the hill.  There you can just about buy anything you may have left behind or do not own yet.

Think layers in the mountains as the weather can change from scorching hot to freezing cold in a matter of hours.  The weather report is a guide but is often incorrect so it’s good to be prepared so the adventure can continue and you are still comfortable.


  • 1-2 pairs of pants
  • 1-2 shorts
  • cycle shorts
  • cycle jersey
  • 2 base layer singlet tops
  • 2 teeshirts or blouses
  • 1 fleece
  • 1 raincoat or nylon parka
  • hiking boots or comfortable walking shoes.
  • inside shoes
  • bike shoes
  • swimming costume
  • check with your organiser to see if there is a dress code for dinner.
  • neck gaiter
  • beanie
  • pyjamas


  • mountain bike
  • bike helmet, bike gloves, drink bottle
  • bike light
  • walking sticks ( if you use them)
  • towel for alpine swims
  • swimming goggles
  • daypack with bladder
  • torch
  • book


  • underwear
  • toiletries ( 3in1 soap, shampoo, conditioner is in your room)
  • sun hat
  • sunscreen and lip balm
  • insect repellant
  • electronics, cords, plugs
  • sunglasses
  • hand sanitiser
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