Equipment

Kicking Horse Powder Tours can advise on and organise all of your ski and snowboard equipment requirements for you, be it an all-mountain performance skis, fatties for the powder, a ski touring set up or split board.

In addition to ski equipment rental, Avalanche packs containing Avalanche transceivers, shovel and probes & ABS systems can also be organised for your visit.

For your winter visit Kicking Horse Powder Tours are happy to provide you with the following: Checklists for backcountry ski touring.

 

Winter Clothing System for Backcountry Ski Touring

We suggest layers of light, easily carried clothing that allow for fast and easy adjustment to best suit fast changing temperature conditions. We discourage cotton clothing as it causes rapid heat loss when wet(Satan’s fabric). Temperatures can vary widely from –20C overnight to +10C on sunny days. For clothing use the ‘layer system’: Light technical clothing that doesn’t take much space in your backpack and dries quickly if sweaty or wet. Layers that can be put on and taken off fast if weather conditions change during the day.

For winter layers we recommend wearing: Winter layer checklist