Backcountry Equipment Checklist

Your gear and clothing will depend upon the length and type of trip as well as snow and weather conditions. Besides the obvious (skis, boots, and poles), you need to bring Clothing, Food, Repair, and Safety gear. Trip co/leaders need to be prepared for equipment breakdowns, injuries, weather changes, and other unplanned emergencies during your tour. 

Participant Gear

Safety/Emergency Gear

Group Gear


Outer Layers (Gortex or Nylon)

Insulating Layer (Wool, Fleece, Down, or Softshell)

Wicking Layer (Synthetic or Silk - No Cotton!)