Tours + Trips Checklist

Proper equipment in good working order makes for a comfortable and worry-free outdoor adventure. Whitecap Alpine recommends that all guests have current powder skiing and mountaineering equipment to ensure the best possible experience. We also advise that all specific safety equipment be tested prior to arrival.

Mountaineering Checklist

  • Harness
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Helmet
  • 3- non-locking carabiners
  • 2- Locking carabiners
  • Belay/Rappel device
  • 1- double length sewn sling
  • 1- 5 meter/7mm cordelette
  • 1-3 meter/ 6 or 7mm cordelette
  • Headlamp and spare batteries

International Checklist

  • Passport and photocopy duplicate
  • Visa if required and photocopy duplicate
  • Local currency min amount equivalent of 300$ CAD
  • International drivers license if necessary for country
  • Ensure credit card providers are aware of travel itinerary
  • Trip itinerary
  • Local contact numbers for Trip Coordinator
  • Transport and contact for initial arrival
  • Airline policy on sports equipment and extra baggage
  • Bring ski boots as carry on (essential if skis and other items are delayed)
  • Local electrical adaptor for charging smartphones and other electronic devices
  • Food items if not available in country (coffee, trail snacks and bars)
  • Inform Trip Coordinator of any known food/beverage allergies

Ski Equipment

  • Ski boots (well-fitting, ski-touring boots recommended)
  • Skis or splitboard snowboard
  • Ski poles (adjustable type recommended)
  • Adhesive climbing skins (Fitted to width and length of your skis/board)
  • Backpack capacity: 30-40 litre (2000-2400 cubic Inches)
  • Avalanche probe
  • Snow Shovel
  • Avalanche Transceiver (457 KHz single frequency)
  • Spare transceiver batteries (purchase new ones & check for correct size)
  • Ski goggles
  • Glacier glasses/sunglasses
  • Insulated water bottle (Camelback or other hydration system)
  • Small thermos (optional)

Ski Clothing

  • All-weather ski pants (Schoeller type fabric)
  • Long underwear, shirt and bottoms (poly-pro/wool blends)
  • Fleece tops and bottoms (wind-stopper)
  • Warm socks (3 Pair)
  • Ski gloves / Mitts / Waterproof Outers (2 pair)
  • Gore-tex outer jacket / parka (with hood)
  • Gore-tex over pants
  • Down/Synthetic jacket (warm, “puffy” type jacket)
  • Neck gaiter/tube
  • Toque (ski hat)
  • Sun hat (baseball cap or sombrero) & bandana

Other Important Stuff

  • Personal first-Aid & blister Kit (second skin, compeed, athletic tape, personal medications, Ibuprofen, etc…)
  • Earplugs
  • Sun block (high SPF rated or zinc-type ointment)
  • Camera & film (spare camera batteries and/or charger for digital cameras, plus USB connector)
  • Repairs & spares kit (for own model of A/T, telemark, or snowboard binding Systems)
  • Personal liquor supply, wine preferably in boxes (due to weight restrictions, beer is available at Lodge)
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Reading materials, notebook, pencil, map of Area (small one provided for use)
  • Sleeping bag