Ok, we know you’ve heard the good old “what to pack” for your day in the mountains, but in case you’re new to the wintersport backcountry or could use a reminder, we’re going to list the must-haves before we get into the nice-to-haves. Note, the “day trip” size of pack in the 18-20L range is not big enough to carry what you need for a full day in the backcountry. Something in the 25-35L range is sufficient unless you are some sort of Tetris Grandmaster.
“A guide tarp is so useful if things go wrong. You can use it to haul out an injured skier or pitch it as an emergency shelter for your entire group. They’re pretty light too at 650 grams and really fast to set up. A lot of ACMG guides are using these.” — Alex Wigley, ACMG Ski Guide
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