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overnight ski tours: your gear list

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peterfogg · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 32

Wondering what is in the typical backpack for any ski tours from one to many nights. I’m trying to assemble a gear list for myself this winter — I’m based in CO and have goals of anywhere from a single night to a week+ of skiing in remote wilderness. Tents, bags, stoves, any thoughts are appreciated.

James C · · Seattle, WA · Joined Sep 2014 · Points: 128

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It's basically just snow camping. You might consider a warmer double wall tent to minimize the suffering. One guy I know raved about the warmth of his Hilleberg tent while I was freezing in my single wall Direkt 2. I think MSR makes a tent now intended for ski touring. With short winter days you could be spending quite a bit of time at camp before going to sleep at 9 pm, so consider camp comfort items. Loved having down pants, mine are from goosefeet gear. MSR reactor melts snow fast. A tent with a vestibule can be nice for sheltering boots from new falling snow. Bring at least half of a z-lite pad as a supplementary/back up sleeping pad if your inflatable pad pops.

Cherokee Nunes · · Unknown Hometown · Joined May 2015 · Points: 0

You first, what's in your kit!

peterfogg · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 32

Well TBH I totally forgot I’d even made this post. Currently looking at:

MSR PocketRocket Deluxe stove — sounds like the pressure regulator makes it acceptable in cold-ish spring conditions

MLD Duomid tent

Marmot 0F down bag (heavy probably, but used and cheap)

On top of that I’ve already got a Thermarest Xlite that I’ll combine with a Zlite, and all the typical BC skiing gear.

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