Gear ListKnow What To Bring!
The goal here is to fit your essential gear into your day ski pack. You should be able to ski in with your day and half pack 2200-3800cc(30-40L), plus some extra beer wieght. No need for monster pack, unless of course you’re a gear head in for a punishing. Good trick is to strap stuffsack full of overflow items onto daypack for hike in.
D-I-Y-ers Bring your own winter SLEEPING BAG. WAH provides cots and pads.
Foot Repair: BLISTER PREVENTION moleskin, molefoam, benzoin tincture(for adhesion), paint-on secondskin, moist burn pads.
Pack: Day and a Half size, 2200-3800cc (30-40 liter), basically holds essential day ski gear, no need for oversize pack. Stuffsack for overflow items, strapped onto pack, is handy for first days ski into camp. Food Porter service available
Base Layer: Capilene Tops and Bottom, Mid-Weight (spring) or Expedition Weight (early winter) lightweight for the sweaty Vikings
Mid Layer: Fleeces, Full Zip Top and or Vest(eliminate this layer with a puffy)
Soft Shells: (alternative to “old school “ski outfit) Softshell Pants and Softshell Jacket (highly breathable, windproof, and still sheds snow, just about every manufacture has their own version these days)
Outer Shell: Gore Tex Top with Hood, Full Sidezip Shell Bottoms (optional if you have Softshell pants and or jacket) Hardshells recommended for Norway drag-in
Insulated Parka: Down Sweater or Polarguard Jacket (great for rest breaks to retain warmth or in-camp nature calls also eliminates midlayer)
Hats: Brimmed Sun Hat or Visor (keeps snowflakes out of eyes), Headband, Light Nordic Stocking Cap (beanie), Thick Ear Flapped Hat (style statement)
Eyewear: Goggles(mandatory for Norway drag-in) and or Shields, Yellow Amber or Rose Lenses (superior for flat light conditions), Sunglasses, Chamoix or Lense Cloth Wipe
Hands: Lightweight Polypro gloves, Insulated Shell Overmits or Gloves with removable Liners, or the tried and true insulated leather work gloves w/ custom cuff
Socks: Thin Wicking Socks (change out for every day),Vapor Barrier Liners (keeps feet warm and prevents boots from wetting out and some say BLISTER preventer), knee-high nylon stockings as blister preventer.
Personal Gear: Camp Booties (over the ankle, lightweight, stuffable) Tooth Maintenance, SunBlock, Lip Balm, Headlamp, Light outfit/pajamas with flair (for apres skiing and sleepy time(earplugs?) 2 liter Waterbottle, Stuff Sack for overflow items , Optional Sauna Supplies
Slope Tools: Telemark, Alpine Touring(Randonee), Snowboard & ApproachSkis or SplitBoard, Climbing Skins(glop stopper), Scraper (more for snow and ice around bindings than kickwax these days), Heel Lifters, Binding Repair Kit , Poles. Avy Rescue; Transceiver, Probe, Shovel
TG Keg $300 5.7-gallons of locally brewed beer portered to camp. Seasonal flavors.