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Ski gear checklist


  • Touring Skis or Splitboard

  • Skins

  • Boots - with uphill/walk mode

  • Ski Crampons – optional, will advise if necessary

  • Ski Poles


  • Ski touring specific backpack 25-40L

  • Beacon/Transceiver – preferably 3-antenna

  • Shovel – metal

  • Probe


  • Helmet – Highly Recommended!

  • Goggles

  • Sunglasses

  • Hat - fleece or wool beanie(touque) that covers ears & fits under a helmet

  • Neck gaiter - buff or balaclava

  • Base Layers - mid-weight (top & bottom), synthetic or wool. Extra top to change out if you are sweaty.

  • Fleece or synthetic mid-layer (medium or lightweight)

  • Insulated jacket (down or synthetic) 2, if your tour is during a cold snap

  • Waterproof ski jacket with hood (Gore-Tex)

  • Soft shell pant – optional

  • Waterproof ski pants (Gore-Tex)

  • Ski Socks

  • Gloves - one thin pair and one thick pair


  • Headlamp

  • Sunscreen

  • Water

  • Bring a lunch for full day tours and snacks for half day

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Operating under special use permits from Kootenai National Forest and Flathead National Forest

*Whitefish Vertical has no affiliation with Whitefish Mountain Resort

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