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Ski Touring Checklist

Add or subtract items to this ski touring checklist to match the weather, and your trip plans.

Photo: Andrew Querner

Snow Gear

Backcountry Skis or Snowboard

Boots

Avalanche Transceiver

Snow Shovel

Snow Crystal Card with Loupe

Knee Pads

Poles

Climbing Skins

Avalanche Probe

Snow Thermometer

Ski Repair Kit (Spare binding parts & Tools)

Daypack (optional)

The Essentials

Map

Sunglasses/Sunscreen

Headlamp/Flashlight

Matches – in waterproof container

Knife

General Repair Kit

Compass

Food

First-Aid Kit

Fire Starter

Water

Trip Plan left with a friend

Clothing – Men's, Women's

Long Underwear Tops / Bottoms (synthetic)

Gaiters

Fleece Pants

Fleece Vest

Outer Shell Pants

Gloves / Mittens

Synthetic Outer Socks (with wicking liner)

Insulated Overbooties

Insulating Top (synthetic or down)

Toque

Outer Shell Top

Goggles

Camping Gear

Backpack

Sleeping Bag

Stove and Fuel

Water Treatment or Filter

Camping Permits (if required)

Tent, or Bivy sack

Sleeping Pad

Cooking and Eating Utensils

Toiletries (including toilet paper)

Extra Items

Altimeter

Rope

Notebook and Pencil

Book

Biodegradable Soap

Watch or Alarm Clock

Binoculars

Camera and accessories

Deck of Cards

Candle Lantern

GPS

Change of Clothes (waiting at trailhead)