Backcountry Kit Checklist 

It's a big step moving from resort to backcountry riding. The stakes are higher even if you have all the skills and tools to be out there. The first thing we recommend for anyone interested in going out of bounds is to start with an Avalanche Skills Training course. You'll learn key information on reading terrain and understanding snow pack conditions as well as how to use your avalanche safety equipment. Typically, the AST level 1 course is partially in a classroom and partially in the field practicing skills. Once you've got this under your belt you can begin acquiring the gear you need to get after it. Here's a list of our backcountry essentials.

  • Splitboard set up with bindings, boots, skins and poles
  • Avalanche safety equipment: Beacon, probe and shovel 
  • Helmet and goggles
  • Backpack
  • Spare batteries & first aid supplies
  • Extra layers 
  • Water & Snacks 
  • SPF for face & lips