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.
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
Brooks Range Rescue Sled Tarp Combo
First Aid Kit
Snow Study Tools
Ski Scraper, Skin Wax and Glide Wax
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)
Wool Beanies, Neck Gaiters and Sun Hats
Half Ropes – 8mm x 20m, 30m, 40m and 50m
Camp Blitz Harness with Standard Glacier Kit