Equipment List For Ski and Avalanche Programs

Please make sure you bring all the items on the equipment list. We have selected
these items with great care to give everyone the best chance of staying dry and
warm. The weather can be stormy at any time of year. Please call us if you have any


  • Light or medium weight long underwear top – polypropylene or capilene
  • Light or medium weight long underwear bottom – polypropylene or capilene
  • Lightweight fleece or Schoeller Jacket
  • Down or synthetic insulated jacket
  • Waterproof/breathable (Goretex or equivalent) pants or bibs
  • Waterproof/breathable (Goretex or equivalent) shell jacket with hood
  • Warm socks – wool or wool/synthetic blend
  • 1 Medium weight pair of gloves
  • 1 Heavy waterproof pair gloves or mittens
  • Heavy polar fleece or wool hat
  • Buff, neck gaiter or balaclava


  • 30-40 liter Ski Pack for one day trips
  • Sun visor or ball cap
  • Good quality sunglasses
  • Ski goggles
  • Sun block & lip crème (SPF 15 or more)
  • Toilet paper
  • Two 1 liter water bottles
  • Lunch and snacks for each day

RESCUE GEAR: All gear must be requested more than 7 days in advance!

  • Avalanche transceiver with good batteries (available to rent from OSG)
  • Shovel (available to rent from OSG)
  • Avalanche probe (available to rent from OSG)


  • Touring Skis or Splitboard
  • Touring ski boots
  • Ski poles
  • Climbing skins, ski crampons recommended sometimes
  • Ski helmet (recommended)

Eating utensils (bowl, spoon, & cup)
Sleeping pad (Thermarest or 3/8” ensolite)
Sleeping bag – down or synthetic (rated 0 to 20 degrees F)
Good quality overnight pack:
60 liter capacity is large enough. This pack should have ice axe and crampon
attachments, should be a tall thin profile. Stay away from wide large packs, with
lots of bells and whistles.

TECHNICAL CLIMBING GEAR: (for advanced objectives)
All gear must be requested more than 7 days in advance!
Crampons (necessary on some trips, available to rent from OSG)
Ice axe(s) (50cm to 65cm) long (necessary on some trips, available to rent from OSG)
Harness (necessary on some trips, available from OSG, only provided upon request!)