What To Bring

(A Gear List is sent out prior to the course) 

Avalanche Rescue Gear:  

  • Metal Shovel  
  • Avalanche Transceiver  
  • Collapsible Probe with markings).
  • Avalanche Airbag Backpack (we highly reccomend using an airbag)
  • Appropriate backcountry ski gear (AT skis, Tele skis, Splitboard).
  • Ski poles and skins
  • Good backcountry pack that fits gear well
  • Map of area if you have it.
  • Compass
  • Cell Phone
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Small functional First Aid Kit ( wound management / tape, etc.) – at least 2 kits in group
  • Multi-purpose small Leatherman Tool or similar
  • Repair kit (pertinent to your mode of travel)
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Wool or synthetic long underwear
  • Appropriate ski touring jacket & pants (lightweight gortex shells with leg and arm vents are ideal)
  • Extra warm down/synthetic fill jacket for keeping warm when doing snow pits
  • Cap
  • Ski hat
  • Mid layer top
  • Extra set gloves (use lighter ones for uphill)
  • Pencil and pen
  • Note pad
  • Laptop
  • Coffee mug/travel mug (we are trying to reduce waste) 
  • Food/water/thermos for field days (please bring a packed lunch for each day). 3-5 hours in the field each day.

**Optional: Locking Carabiner, bit of extra webbing/sling, duck tape, zip ties, space blanket etc can be useful items to carry.

**Please make sure you have tried any new gear out before the course to ensure it is in good working order.