Winter What To Bring 

(STS – Spring Touring Sessions, RRP – Recreational Risk Process)


  • Skis or snowboard with proper touring set-up
  • Comfortable boots
  • Skins with good glue, cut to fit your skis
  • Shovel, beacon, probe, in good repair
  • Day pack, avalanche airbag systems are optional
  • Spare batteries
  • Headlamp
  • Sunscreen
  • Repair kit – individual and to suit group needs
  • Gloves and good socks
  • Down jacket
  • Emergency tarp, small, compact, heat reflective
  • Personal first aid kit with blister repair
  • Helmet
  • Ski/Board crampons
  • Ice axe if you have one (optional)
  • Digital thermometer (RRP)
  • Snow study Kit (RRP)
  • Snow saw (RRP)
  • Harness, mountaineering axe and boot crampons (STS)


  • Thin gloves and good quality ski socks suggested
  • Base layer; thin Merino or equivalent top and bottom
  • Insulating layer for colder days, lightweight Merino recommended
  • Shell – waterproof, breathable top and bottom
  • Hat/toque, good gloves, goggles and sunglasses, spares for the group

 Group Extras – required for all self-guided groups

  • Altimeter Map and compass
  • Ice Creek Lodge KML
  • First aid kit
  • Emergency shelter – nylon tarp or envelope sack to cover group or injured member
  • Group repair kit – may substitute for personal repair kits or supplement them
  • Group VHF radios, required freq Local chat, 158.940 simplex
  • Satellite phone or Inreach
  • GPS – optional depending on the trip

 Cabin stuff 

  • Down booties/slippers or cabin shoes
  • Casual clothes
  • Towel
  • Wet wipes
  • Entertainment/board game – we provide a small selection
  • Selection of music, we have an auxiliary cable to our stereo
  • We have a selection of two guitars, a drum and a ukulele