Backcountry Skiing/Snowboarding Checklist

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Get prepared for winter backcountry day trips with this comprehensive gear list. For multiday trips, add gear from our Backpacking, Winter Camping, or Day Hiking lists.

Gear Choices

See our Mountaineering Checklist for other gear options.

The Ten Essentials

For safety, survival and basic comfort:

1. Navigation

2. Sun protection

3. Insulation

  • Jacket, vest, pants, gloves, hat (see Clothing Options)

4. Illumination

5. First-aid supplies

6. Fire

7. Repair kit and tools

8. Nutrition

9. Hydration

10. Emergency shelter


Personal Items

Other Options