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THE WINTER GEAR LIST

Drop us a line if you there are items missing or if you are unsure of something. We are happy to help. For gear rentals, we recommend booking ahead with Gear Up. Mention you are headed to Talus and receive 10% off.

SKI GEAR

  • Backcountry touring skis, split snowboard, telemark skis, light touring skis or snowshoes. Make sure bindings are in working order.
  • Poles
  • Ski or snowboard boots
  • Climbing skins
  • Collapsible avalanche shovel
  • Collapsible avalanche probe
  • Digital avalanche transceiver (smartphone with search app not acceptable)
  • Repair kit (spare bindings, screws, spare bale or cable, spare basket, duct tape, pocket knife/leatherman, ski wax and scraper
  • Daypack (35 -40 litre)
  • Water bottle
  • Tea thermos (optional)
  • Googles and sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and lip protection
  • Drones/UAV’s are not permitted at Talus.

SKI CLOTHING

  • Base layer top
  • Base layer bottoms (long underwear/tights)
  • Ski pants
  • Waterproof and breathable jacket
  • Soft shell jacket
  • Thin wind shirt or jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Down or insulated jacket
  • Ski socks
  • Warm hat
  • Baseball cap with neck coverage
  • Gloves/mitts
  • Thin touring gloves
  • Scarf/neckwarmer/Buff
  • Blister and food care kit

LODGE AND PERSONAL ITEMS

  • Comfortable lodge clothing
  • Slippers or indoor lodge shoes
  • Winter boots if you are a kid.
  • Talus provides a range sizing of winter boots in adult sizing.
  • Personal toiletries. Talus Lodge provides Rocky Mountain Soap Company products (Shampoo, Conditioner and Bodywash).
  • Camera and battery charger
  • Extra batteries
  • Headlamp
  • Lunch bag/container
  • A good read
  • Personal alcohol- Wine and beer for sale at the lodge. If you want to BYO: corkage fee is $15.00 per bottle. Please be mindful of weight restrictions.

BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE

Maximum baggage weight per guest 15 KG
One pair of skis or snowshoe per guest.

Excess baggage fee: $4.00 per KG

HOW TO PACK FOR THE HELICOPTER

  • Carry your prescription medication on your person.
  • Space is limited. Gear must be limited to essentials.
  • Gear above the luggage restrictions will incur the excess baggage fee.
  • More than one bag is allowed provided the bags meet the weight limits.
  • Backpacks and small duffel bags are best. Please, no suitcases and backpacks with external frames.
  • Anything attached to your bag may be removed in order to fit in the helicopter.
  • One pair of skis is allowed. Please do not bring ski bags.
  • A second pair of skis may be flown in for $50 round-trip, if space is available.
  • Wear your bulky clothing and ski boots.
  • We reserve the right to refuse oversize bags/items and extra skis due to space restrictions.
  • Dogs are not allowed in the helicopter.