We know it can be tough to remember everything when it comes to skiing and we want you to be prepared and comfortable. We've compiled a few equipment lists geared towards our different camps and courses. If you have any further questions about gear please contact us before your camp at info@girlsdoski.com

 
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Glacier Travel & Guides Course

  • Skis/splitboard, ‘Alpine Touring’ are required. We recommend a ski designed for powder and ski touring.

  • Ski poles

  • Climbing skins – fitted for skis

  • AT Ski boots

  • Helmet is HIGHLY encouraged

  • Daypack (large enough for spare clothes, lunch and equipment, 30 -35 litre minimum recommended)

  • Avalanche transceiver – modern digital transceiver with a triple antenna. Older

  • type transceivers, single or double antennae, are not as efficient or accurate and we will ask you to rent a transceiver.

  • Avalanche shovel (collapsible metal shovel designed for companion rescue)

  • Avalanche probe

  • Sunglasses and/or ski goggles

  • Thermos flask and/or water bottle (1 – 2 Liters)

  • Sun screen

  • Small Blister and Personal 1st-Aid Kit

Optional Equipment

  • Camera

  • Map or region

  • Compass with clinometer

  • GPS or Iphone loaded with satellite images / maps of region

  • Altimeter

  • Snow thermometer

  • Snow saw

  • Snow Study Kit. This includes a snow magnifying glass / a crystal card / an inclinometer / a ruler / a thermometer.

Glacier Rescue Equipment

Contact Girls Do Ski if you do not have any of the below items as we may be able to assist in finding you the right equipment.

  • Ski helmet
  • Climbing Harness

  • 3 locking carabiners

  • 3 non-locking carabiners

  • Ice screw

  • One or Two 5 meter 6mm or 7mm cordallette

  • One 1.2meter 6mm or 7mm cordallette - or hollow core prussic

  • Ice Axe

  • Optional items: belay device / pulley / tiblock / any other rescue ‘gadgets’ you want to play with.  

  • Optional Item: Glacier Climbing rope.  Suitable ropes might include 8-9.5mm climbing ropes.  


Clothing

Since this is a field instructional course, we will have periods of exertion followed by periods of inactivity. Therefore, you will want to layer and have extra warm layers.  The most important consideration for clothing is the ability to regulate temperature as you change from periods of activity to periods of rest. We discourage cotton clothing as it causes rapid heat loss when wet. Below is our recommended list:

 

  • Long Underwear (top and bottom). They should be synthetic such as Capilene or Merino Wool. Patagonia Capilene and Merino base layers are good options.

  • Warm pants (softshell, insulated, or fleece)

  • Warm shirt (not cotton)

  • Sweater or fleece jacket

  • Insulated jacket or vest. This is essential for staying warm while taking breaks or when the weather gets really cold. The Patagonia Down Fitz Roy jacket is a good example of a warm insulated jacket.

  • Waterproof jacket with hood and pants (Gore-Tex or nylon) A hardshell set up is essential when the weather turns really wet.  Gore-Tex, H2NO or similar material works great.

  • Socks (wool outer, synthetic blend liner). A good pair of socks goes a long way to preventing blisters.

  • Wool or fleece hat that covers the ears

  • Warm gloves and light glove liner

  • Gaiters, only needed if your ski pants are not elasticized at the ankle

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Touring camps & 12 Under 20

  • Skis/splitboard, ‘Alpine Touring’ are required. We recommend a ski designed for powder and ski touring.

  • Ski poles

  • Climbing skins – fitted for skis

  • AT Ski boots

  • Helmet is HIGHLY encouraged

  • Daypack (large enough for spare clothes, lunch and equipment, 30 -35 litre minimum recommended)

  • Avalanche transceiver – modern digital transceiver with a triple antenna. Older

  • type transceivers, single or double antennae, are not as efficient or accurate and we will ask you to rent a transceiver.

  • Avalanche shovel (collapsible metal shovel designed for companion rescue)

  • Avalanche probe

  • Sunglasses and/or ski goggles

  • Thermos flask and/or water bottle (1 – 2 Liters)

  • Sun screen

  • Small Blister and Personal 1st-Aid Kit

Optional Equipment

  • Camera

  • Map or region

  • Compass with clinometer

  • GPS or Iphone loaded with satellite images / maps of region

  • Altimeter

  • Snow thermometer

  • Snow saw

  • Snow Study Kit. This includes a snow magnifying glass / a crystal card / an inclinometer / a ruler / a thermometer.

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Resort

  • Skis w bindings
  • Boots
  • Poles
  • Helmet
  • Ski Jacket
  • Ski Pants
  • Gloves/mitts
  • Hand warmers
  • Long underwear either wool or synthetic
  • Ski Socks
  • Sunscreen/lip chap