BC Ski/Ride Gear List

BACKCOUNTRY SKIING GEAR LIST

 

  • Skis with alpine touring (AT) bindings or Splitboard; Climbing skins; AT Boots; Ski Poles
    • These are available to rent from Cripple Creek Backcountry if you don’t have your own!
  • Beacon/Shovel/Probe (provided if you don’t have your own)
  • Ski Backpack (large enough to fit all gear INSIDE; we can provide you one if needed!)
  • Layers! (Be prepared for life in the mountains - one moment you are hot as you are working hard ascending a steep slope, the next you are cold as you transition to downhill mode!)
    • Ski socks
    • Warm hat and/or Helmet
    • Wool or Synthetic Base Layer (top + bottom)
    • Mid-weight / breathable insulating layer
    • Hardshell or softshell ski/snowboard pants
    • Hardshell (waterproof + breathable) jacket
    • Larger weight (i.e. 800 fill) ‘security’ puffy (down or synthetic)
  • Gloves (two pairs are best - a lighter pair for going up, & a warmer pair)
  • Sunglasses and/or Goggles
  • Misc. Items
    • Sunscreen and lip balm: water/sweat-proof
    • Personal first-aid / repair kit
    • Camera or Smartphone
    • Headlamp
    • Water bottle (at least 1 litre); *we do not advise Camelbacks 
    • Lunch/Snack food