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Conditions change quickly in the backcountry so we’ve assembled a list of essential items for your visit to Whitecap Alpine. Please include any personal items for your comfort and enjoyment while respecting the luggage allowance limit of 15 kg (40 lbs) per person, not including ski equipment.

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Safety Gear
It is mandatory that all guests have in their possession at-all-times in the alpine:
• Shovel
• Probe
• Transceiver (457 Khz single frequency)

Ski Gear

• 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

Lodge Clothing

• Lightweight casual pants (denim jeans / chinos)
• T-shirt
• Socks & underwear (spares and extras)
• Sweater or lightweight fleece shirt
• Light runners or sandals
• Towel
• Personal toiletries

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

Packing advisory

Luggage allowance of 15kg (40lbs) per person including personal alcohol. This does not include skiing equipment. Pack personal gear into a small duffel or into your daypack. Avoid large duffel bags or rigid frame travel bags. Wear bulky and ski clothing as well as ski boots into the lodge.

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