Ski Touring Gear List

Technical Gear:

  • Avalanche Safety
    • Beacon – with extra batteries
    • Shovel
    • Probe
  • Touring Gear
    • Backpack 30-40L – must be able to carry skis
    • Skis and touring bindings
    • Ski touring boots – should have a “walk” mode and be well broken in
    • Ski Poles
    • Climbing skins
    • Ski crampons
  • Mountaineering Gear
    • Harness with gear loops
    • Two locking Carabiners
    • Mountaineering Ice Axe 50cm or less
    • Boot crampons with anti-bot plates


  • Base
    • Two pairs of socks
    • Synthetic underwear
    • Lightweight long underwear (tights work well in the summer)
    • Lightweight synthetic top
    • Synthetic T-shirt
  • Mid Layer
    • Medium weight synthetic top or insulating vest
  • Outer Layer
    • Soft-shell style jacket and pants (Should be windproof or wind resistant)
    • Insulating jacket – light down or synthetic to fit over everything
    • Storm protection, Gore-Tex or equivalent Jacket and Pants
    • Three pairs of gloves: liners, mid-weight, warm pair– wind stopper fleece style works well and a
    • shell that can be worn over everything is good system
    • Gaiters (ankle to mid calf height works best in summer)
    • Winter Hat and neck gaiter (a Buff works great for a neck gaiter)


  • Goggles
  • Sunglasses, sun screen, lip balm
  • Sun hat or visor
  • Small personal first aid kit – blister stuff, band-aids, ibuprophen…etc.
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Camera
  • Hut Stay Specific
    • Lightweight sleeping bag liner
    • Ear plugs
    • Hand Sanitizer
    • Tooth brush and toothpaste

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