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DOWNHILL SKIING DAY TRIP LIST

 

  • Skis with bindings (one set per person)

Have your skis been used lately? Make sure they are tuned and waxed if necessary.

  • Ski boots and poles (one set per person)

If you’re borrowing skis and/or boots, make sure the boots fit in the bindings.

  • Ski socks (one pair per person – wool suggested)
  • Jacket (if it’s cold – insulated), snow pants, base layers (wool suggested), hat, and gloves or mittens.

If it’s really cold or windy out, consider a balaclava or neck gaiter.

  • Goggles or sunglasses, sunscreen and lip balm with SPF (30+)
  • Helmet (one per person)
  • Credit card, cash and photo ID
  • Lift Ticket and Mountain Map
  • Filled water bottle (if not bringing a hydration pack). Leave in a locker or your car if you don’t want to carry it.
  • Camera, watch (consider multifunction) and compass
  • Whistle or other noise maker
  • Snacks - Trail mix is my favorite. Energy bars, gels, chews and granola bars are great too.
  • Change of clothing, water and snacks for afterwards
  • Other items you may want to consider (many of these are only if you are going off trail skiing):

Hand warmers or foot warmers (HeatMax or Grabber suggested)
Cell or satellite phone
Spare socks
Map or trail/route guide book (with waterproof case or in Ziploc bag)
Tell someone where you are going or leave an itinerary in your car if you are skiing off trails.
GPS
Two-way radios
Climbing skins
Wax, skin wax, waxing tools
Headlamp or flashlight (extra batteries)
First-Aid Kit (Adventure Medical Kits suggested)
Matches and/or lighter in waterproof container
Duct Tape (smaller amounts available in camping section)
Knife or multi-tool
Snow shovel
Avalanche Transceiver
Water filter
Emergency fire starter
Extra day of food supplies
Emergency shelter (tent, tarp or emergency blanket)