Ski and Avalanche Programs: What To Bring

Ski, Safety and Personal Protective Equipment List

  • Avalanche Rescue Gear:  Metal Shovel, Avalanche Transceiver, Collapsible Probes provided with advance notice
  • Backcountry travel setup: Alpine Touring, Telemark or Splitboard or snowboard w/ snowshoes
  • AT Ski, telemark or snowboard boots
  • Ski or Splitboard Skins
  • Ski poles: split/snowboarders must have poles
  • Backcountry pack that fits gear and carries well
  • Gore-Tex jacket & pants: lightweight to midweight with pit and leg zips
  • Heavy ski gloves
  • Light gloves
  • Lightweight down or synthetic “puffy” parka
  • Warm heavier down or synthetic fill jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Midweight synthetic top
  • Wool or synthetic long underwear top and bottoms
  • Ski hat
  • Goggles
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Cell phone
  • Compass
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Water bottle
  • Thermos
  • Snacks
  • Camera
  • Small personal First Aid supplies – tape, moleskin, bandaids
  • Personal Medication / Toiletries
  • Notebook, pencil and pen
  • Small duffel bag for storage/car
  • Warm winter boots
  • Optional Maps of area
  • Optional avalanche airbag or Avalung