Skills and Gear

You need to have experience skiing / Riding off piste (not on groomed trails) & be comfortable skiing a variety of snow conditions & terrain. You don’t need to be an off piste guru but need to be able to maintain control of your skis/board & link turns off piste in all types of snow conditions. Snow in the backcountry is not machine prepared and you will likely come across varied snow conditions.  
 
We offer Intro tours through to advanced terrain tours.  Our easiest and least demanding tour is the Intro tour.  
It is strongly recommended that you hold a good to very good level of personal fitness.  What does that mean? It means that you should be able to walk with a rucksack with water food and gear in it constantly for a few hours, just like you will do on a tour.
Please also be aware you will be walking up quite a lot, add this hill ascent to your pre trip training program.
 
Tour Difficulty Rating
Skiing/Boarding
Fitness
Back Country Skills
Intro Tour
Strong Intermediate
Above Average to Good
None
Basic Tour
Strong Intermediate
Good to Very Good
None to some
Intermediate Tour
Advanced
Very Good +
Some would be ideal
Advanced Tour
Advanced
Very Good +++
Essential

 

Equipment List

We strongly recommend you bring all of the below and no more.  Its a fine line between carrying not enough and too much.  In the unlikely event of something going wrong, please ensure you have Victorian Ambulance insurance.  Most Private health funds cover it, however please check.

Personal first Aid Kit (Face mask essential and hand sanitiser strongly recommended)

Personal medication/s

Thermals (Wool) Top & Bottom (As Needed)

Waterproof Ski Jacket and Pants (ideally vented)

Waterproof Warm ski gloves & spare thin set to tour in

Goggles with high and low light lenses

Sunglasses

Beanie

Neck warmer

Helmet

Puff jacket (extra for safety)

Backpack minimum 24Litres capacity

2 Litres water

Lunch and snacks as needed

Suncream / Lip balm

Ski touring boots

Ski touring skis with touring bindings (ideally 75-98mm underfoot)

Skins that fit the skis. (metal edges showing, check prior to arrival)

Ski poles (ideally adjustable)

Or

Split Board

Touring Bindings (check screws ratchets and function before arrival)

Skins that fit the board (metal edges should be showing)

Comfortable snowboard boots

Poles (Ideally foldable for stowage)

Avalanche transceiver

Shovel

Probe