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Backcountry Ski Day Trip

Clothing and equipment list for a day trip skiing Colorado's backcountry.


Midweight capilene top 
Helly Hansen “Mars” ultralight windbreaker
Ibex soft shell jacket
Golite "Coal" jacket with hood

Powerstretch bottoms
North Face WB400 soft shell bibs

Lightweight powerstrecth balaclava with face covering
Powerstretch headband

Cloudveil "four shadows" softshell hat
Giro "9" ski helmet

Smartwool ski socks 
OR Supercouloir Gloves


Ski Gear

Depending on the trip and conditions, I will choose from one of the following rigs:

All around touring, ultra-lightweight:
Garmont  “Mega Ride” boots
Goode BC95 skis with Dynafit bindings

Steep and Difficult:
Garmont "Axon" boots
Volkl "Mantra" skis with Marker "Duke" bindings

Garmont "Axon" Boots
DPS Lotus 138 skis with Dynafit bindings


Other Equipment
Custom made ABS airbag pack with integrated Avalung.
North Face "Thin Air" sunglasses
Uvex pocket goggles
100 ounce Camelback with insulated tube
Mammut Lucido TX headlamp
Suunto Vector altimeter watch (around neck)
Leatherman “squirt” tool
Food (energy gel, summer sausage, cheese, bagel)
Ricoh GR II Digital camera
Life Link carbon ski poles with powder baskets
Tracker Avalanche beacon
Ortotovox "Grizzly" folding shovel
Home made Rutschblock cord
Ski skins
Blue wax and scraper
Suunto compass with inclinometer
1st aid kit
Duct tape
Toilet paper

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