Ski Touring Day Trip Gear Checklist

With the winter upon us in full swing on the West Coast, it’s time to haul out the ski touring gear. Most of the gear I take on my day trips is similar no matter where we are going. Depending on the weather the number of layers and thicknesses will change but the basic gear stays the same. Note: Travelling in the backcountry can be dangerous and appropriate precautions should be taken. Make sure you are prepared.

Ski Gear

Skis (with bindings)

Boots

Skins

Poles

Helmet

Avi Gear

Beacon

Probe

Shovel

Clothing

Waterproof pants

Waterproof jacket

Light gloves

Heavy gloves

Toque

Goggles/sunglasses

Ski socksLayers for top

Layers for Bottom

Emergency

Headlamp

Space Blanket

Firestarting kit

General Outdoor Gear

GPS/Map/Compass

Backpack

Camera

Food

Chap stick

Sunscreen

**If you take something every time you tour, add it in the comments. I’ll add it to the list.

Don’t forget to checkout the Snowshoeing Gear Checklist and the Resort Skiing Gear Checklist.