Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ski set up:

  • Skis with metal edges or or split board
  • Bindings (alpine touring or telemark)
  • Boots
  • Skins
  • Poles

Safety Equipment:

  • Beacon
  • Probe
  • Shovel
  • Helmet
  • Gloves
  • Pack (capable of carrying skis or split board)
  • UV protection sunglasses or googles
  • Emergency blanket/bivy
  • Whistle

Clothing:

  • Three top layers
    • one long sleeve or skin suit (must be worn)
    • long sleeve breathable wind breaker top (optional to wear or pack)
    • second long or short sleeve top (optional to wear or pack)
  • Two bottom layers
    • 1 pants or skin suit (must be worn)
    • long sleeve breathable wind breaker pants (optional to wear or pack)

Other recommended equipment:

  • Food
  • Water

Equipment Specifications

Equipment  Men Women
Ski – minimum length 160 cm 150 cm
Ski and binding – minimum weight 750 g 700 g
Boots (shell and dry liner) – minimum weight 500 g 450 g

Skis: must have 90% metallic edges, minimum 60 mm underfoot

Bindings: must be able to release from toe and heel

Skins: must cover 50% of surface area and 50% length of the ski/board