It’s never easy packing for any trip, especially if your next adventure is gear intensive.  Set all your gear and clothing out, then make a separate pile of the must have and another of optional items.  This way, if you run out of room, you won’t leave out essential items.

Cultural Adventures

  • Backpack (25-50 Liters-size is dependent upon what type of trip you are taking)
  • Travel bags with wheels (great for all travel)
  • Watch with alarm
  • Sunglasses (two pairs)
  • Sunscreen and lip protection (SPF 40+)
  • Hat & gloves (if traveling to cold climate destinations)
  • Baseball cap (for very sunny areas-great protection)
  • Radios (optional)
  • Moleskin or Band Aid foot repair patches (for blisters)
  • First aid kit

Ski Adventures

  • Travel bags with wheels
  • Small pack (15-20 liters)
  • Watch with alarm
  • Ski helmet
  • Rub-on ski wax
  • Multi tool
  • 2 pairs of gloves
  • Ski or boarding boots
  • Skis or Snowboard
  • Sunglasses, goggles
  • Sunscreen and lip protection
  • Radios (optional)
  • First aid kit
  • Gortex shell jacket and ski pants
  • Soft shell and/or fleece jackets (wind shirts are good as well)
  • Fleece pants
  • 2 sets of long underwear
  • Down jacket
  • 4-5 pairs of ski socks
  • Neck gaiter/ face mask
  • 1 sweater or extra fleece
  • Waterproof snow boots

Optional Backcountry Ski Gear (if you plan on touring)

  • Avalanche Beacon (with extra batteries)
  • Shovel & probes
  • Adjustable ski poles
  • Hydration system (bladder or water bottles)
  • Headlamp (with extra batteries)
  • Skins for ski touring, plus skin wax
  • Crampons and Ice ax or Whippet
  • Ski straps for securing skis to pack