A bluebird day is forecast for the weekend, and you’re planning to spend it in the backcountry? That’s great! The cherry on top: Our kit list for off-piste skiing might just be the thing you need!
Together with the mountain sports experts of Salomon, we have compiled a list of things to pack for a ski day in the backcountry.
Get prepared with our kit list of essential items for safety, survival and comfort away from the slopes!
As we all know, one of the main concerns when it comes to backcountry skiing is safety. Venturing away from the groomed slopes comes with certain risks attached, for instance that of avalanches. So a standard set of avalanche safety equipment should be way up at the top of your packing list. But what else do you need?
Obviously, if you want to go off-piste skiing you will need the right equipment to handle ungroomed terrain and powder descents:
Depending on the type and difficulty of your chosen route, you might also need climbing skins or crampons.
To make the most of your day in the backcountry, you need clothing that keeps you warm and dry. The key to success: dressing in layers!
Anything else? Yes, indeed! Don’t forget your gloves, hat and a change of clothes!
As we said before: Safety is your number one concern in the backcountry. That’s why a standard avalanche safety kit is your best friend away from the slopes.
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Depending on the difficulty of your route, you might also want to consider taking an avalanche airbag with you. Additional protective gear such as a back protector can also prove useful.
Did you know? At higher altitudes, the risk of snow blindness increases, so be sure to protect your eyes!
First aid & repair kit:
Food & drinks:
If possible, pack your backpack on the evening before your trip. This gives you enough time to double-check your equipment and makes for a relaxed start of your backcountry adventure.
Do you have all the items from our kit list for off-piste skiing? No? Then we recommend dropping by at INTERSPORT Rent!
At our more than 800 shops in Europe and Canada, you can find a huge selection of freeride gear for rent, ranging from skis and snowboards to freeride jackets, ski trousers and high-quality accessories. Any questions? Our RENTertainers will happily share their backcountry knowledge with you!