Equipment

Please note that the gear listed under “All Participants” is also required!

Intermediate Tour:

  • Modern Telemark or Alpine Touring (Randonee) skis and bindings
  • Modern Telemark or AT boots
  • Climbing skins (pre-cut and adjusted to fit your skis)
  • We expect you to have all equipment above, but can offer rental Dynafit touring equipment for participant in the Intermediate Tour group. (Call in advance to discuss this rental equipment)

Advanced Tour:

  • Modern Telemark or Alpine Touring (Randonee) skis and bindings
  • Modern Telemark or AT boots
  • Climbing skins (pre-cut and adjusted to fit your skis)
  • Avalanche beacon, probe, shovel 
    • Don’t have avy gear? Call the shop, or shop online here for our beacon/shovel/probe combo

 

ALL PARTICIPANTS:

  • Several adjustable layers of synthetic, wool or silk clothing to accommodate temperature extremes when active and resting. We recommend skiing in lighter weight, breathable layers to minimize overheating 
  • Heavier insulating jacket - like down or Primaloft - to pull on during rest breaks. Be prepared for mixed to extreme cold conditions.  
  • Water resistant/breathable jacket or shell with hood
  • Helmet
  • Warm hat and extra pair of warm gloves or mittens, heaters
  • Plenty of food and fluids (2 liters+) for the day (a thermos full of hot liquids is also great)
  • Sunglasses and/or goggles for eye protection from sun and tree branches
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Day pack/Ski Touring pack big enough for all of the above

Suggested personal items (Guides/Instructors will also have some of these for the group):

  • Personal repair kit for bindings, poles & packs
  • Personal care kit: band-aids, athletic tape, sterile gauze, ibuprofen

*Call or visit the shop for assistance with any of the items above.  We're happy to answer questions and make sure you have all of the right gear in your pack! (518)576-2281