What to Bring

For your safety and to make the most of your trip, there are some essential gear requirements we ask you to bring.

Mandatory Gear

  • Avalanche transceiver (provided)
  • Climbing harness (provided)
  • Probe pole (provided)
  • Ski / Snowboard backpack (provided)
  • Small shovel (provided)
  • Water bottle (no camelbacks, they freeze up). PNH sells Klean Kanteen water bottles for $30
  • Motorola Talkabout or BCA BC Link radio. Any talk-about radio will be fine. As long as the channels go up to 20-0. Amazon.com as great deals on these. You should be able to find radios for $30 (they come in a pack of 2). Please note, if you absolutely cannot find a radio, PNH has extras.
  • PNH offers BCA Float airbag rentals for $40 per ski day.
  • PNH can fill all compressed air canisters for $40 for the fill. PNH cannot fill nitrogen cartridges (ABS).

Recommended Skis

You are going to want to bring a good powder ski. A powder ski is wide underfoot (115 mm or more in the waist) and most often have some form of rocker or early rise plus a relatively soft flex. Some have unique sidecut shapes like reverse sidecut; the tip and tail are not always the widest parts of the ski. If you do not have a good powder ski, we also have skis for rent.

Volkl Ski Rentals – $40 per day you fly.
We have Kikus, Katana’s, Shiros and Kiru’s.
* PLEASE NOTE: AT / Backcountry ski boots are not compatible with demo bindings.

Other Recommendations

We feel that the following list will make your trip that much more enjoyable. Please note, we recommend dressing in layers when heli skiing. Long under, fleece and jacket.

  • Powder jacket and pants
  • Warm hat and gloves (temp. range 0 – 40F)
  • Waterproof jacket and pants (boats and sea kayaks)
  • Camera / film
  • Video camera
  • Gym shoes (indoor dodge ball and basketball)
  • Bathing suit (sauna at base and pool in town)
  • Fishing pole (for later April only)
  • Binoculars
  • Winter boots. It can get cold, wet, snowy and sloshy at base and in town.