Gear Recommendations

Canada  and  Colorado  

If you ski with me in Colorado or Canada, this is what I will have with me – and it is what I will recommend for you.  

This is my exact gear list for the Northern Winter of 2018 / 2019.  It's pretty similar to my ski mountaineering kits, except the skis are wider and I am a little more prepared for colder weather and shorter days.  The crampons and ice tools rarely come out and probably aren't required for you to have while skiing with me in Canada or Colorado.

 While I was sponsored "head to toe" for many years, now I am not willing to sacrifice performance because it's free.  I am still supported by DPS, Dynafit and Zeal, but if their products weren't the best for me, I wouldn't continue the relationships.  This list is the best of collection of gear I have ever used - the ultimate balance of weight, durability with no compromises on performance.  I have included hyperlinks to make it a little easier for you to see what I am using, but I don't get any "reward" if you connect through my site.  I have made notes about the boots and clothes, because fit is important with these.  If it's in italics, I carry it and you do not need these for trips with me.  


DPS Tour1 Wailer 112 or Tour1 Lotus 124 with TLT SpeedFit Bindings and Ski Crampons

Pomoca Climb Pro S-Glide Skins

Dynafit TLT6 Boots (Not Sold Any Longer) (Right fit; under 1300 grams per boot; >120 stiffness)

DPS Norie Poles with Duct Tape and Ski Straps


Ortovox Peak 42S Pack

Pieps DSP Pro Beacon

Black Diamond Evac Shovel

BCA Stealth 300cm Carbon Probe

Brooks Range Rescue Sled Tarp Combo

First Aid Kit

Snow Study Tools

"Oh-Shit" Kit

Ski Scraper, Skin Wax and Glide Wax

Petzl NAO+ Headlamp

Leatherman Juice Multitool

Dermatone and Sunscreen


Arc'teryx Rush LT Pants (Gore-tex C-knit)

Arc'teryx Procline Comp Jacket (Gore-tex Windstopper)

Dynafit Radical Jacket (Synthetic Insulation)

Arc'teryx Rethel Jacket (Weather-resistant, Insulated Shell)

Dynafit Yotei Jacket (Bombproof Weather Protection)

Hestra Heli-Pro Gloves

Hestra and Dynafit Touring Gloves

Wool Beanies, Neck Gaiters and Sun Hats

Zeal Incline Sunglasses

Sweet Ignitor Alpinist Helmet

Zeal Slate Goggles with Blue Mirror Lenses


Icebreaker Wool Base Layers

Farm to Feet Ski Socks


Camp Corsa Nanotech Piolet

Camp XLC Nanotech Automatic Crampons

Half Ropes – 8mm x 20m, 30m, 40m and 50m

Camp Blitz Harness with Standard Glacier Kit