Equipment List For Winter

Ski Equipment
  • Skis
  • Poles
  • Boots
  • Skins
  • Camera / Spare Battery
  • Shovel
  • Day Pack (30 – 40 litres)
  • Avalanche Transceiver (Batteries)
  • Avalanche Probe
  • Harness
  • Carabiners (2 locking)
  • Ice Axe – Optional (some peaks may require them)
  • Crampons – Optional (some peaks may require them)
Personal Repair Kit
  • Extra Binding Screws
  • Spare Binding Parts
  • Spare Basket
  • Nylon & Duct Tape
  • Wire / String
  • Pocket Knife
  • Ski Wax
  • Skin Glue
  • Screwdriver
  • Boot Repair Kit
Personal First Aid Kit
  • Medical Tape
  • Band-Aids
  • Tensor Bandage
  • Sunscreen/ Lip Balm
  • Safety Pins
  • Personal Medications
  • Blister Prevention
  • Anti Inflammatory
  • Antihistamines
Clothes & Stuff
  • Long Underwear
  • Pile Pants and Sweater
  • Shell Pants and Jacket
  • Neck Gaitor
  • Down Coat
  • Water Bottle
  • Warm Hat and Sun Hat
  • Sunglasses and Goggles
  • 2 Pairs Mitts or Gloves
  • Camera and Batteries
  • Casual pants for lodge
  • Light Shirt / T-shirt
  • Sweater
  • Extra Socks (Lots)
  • Lodge Shoes (or Heavy Soled Slippers)
  • Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Headlamp or Flashlight
  • Sauna Wear – Optional
  • Thermos

Small – Med. Duffle bag (for extra clothing & toiletries that won’t fit into your day pack.)

Please Note:

We prefer you to pack using a small to medium sized duffel bag rather than the large hockey sized bags or anything with hard sides OR wheels.  They are awkward and difficult to fit into the helicopter.

Safety Equipment

Avalanche transceiver:  All guests must wear and know how to use an avalanche transceiver. Instruction will be provided on guided trips. We can arrange a rental if necessary.

Avalanche shovel: Everyone must carry a shovel at all times. We do not sell or rent these so you must either purchase or borrow one.

Avalanche probe: Everyone must have a probe.

Harness: All skiers must have their own harness + locking carabineers.

Rope:  Guides will provide ropes. If you are on a self-guided trip, please make sure that there are at least two ropes per group and appropriate crevasse rescue gear.


Check your gear before coming to Golden. Boots must fit bindings, skins must fit skis etc. Please don’t buy new boots just for the trip! It is possible to rent gear in Golden but contact us ahead of time so we can make sure you will get the gear you need. Your ultimate enjoyment of your trip could be jeopardized if your gear is inappropriate or improperly fitted.