- My sketch kit becomes super minimal and I try to make sure that I can not only hold it with one hand but stow away quickly with one (possibly very stiff because it's frozen) hand.
- Alcohol in my waterbrush.
- Fingerless gloves (plus warm mittens in between sketching).
- Smaller surface to paint.
When I paint on my skiing vacation, I usually have two occasions: while skiing (on the lift mostly - but when my kid was smaller and needed more time to go downhill I would sketch even between series of turns - but those days are gone). And now I mostly sketch while on the chairlift. My subjects are people on a chair in front of me, shadows on the snow, tracks on the snow, majestic mountains and skies and skiers/snowboarders on the slopes below me.
Because the chair is moving I often combine all these things in one sketch and sometimes finish it in a couple of rides. It ties with my interest of sketching same things often - this is how I notice more, see changes clearer and understand patterns better.
On the chairlift I use minimum of tools: pen or brush pen or pencil and notebook. That's all. Ballpoint pens freeze often and this year the main tool was Tombow Fudenosuke brush pen.
And here I am sketching on a chairlift (though I got myself a helmet since then - stay safe!)