Equipment List: Ski Mountaineering

Use this equipment list is for the following trips: Ski Mountaineering Clinic, Glacier Skiing, Ski Descent of Mount Hood, Ski Circumnavigation of Mount Hood.

You must have all the items on this list at your climber orientation regardless of season or forecast. Please call us if you have any questions. Your guide will not let you climb if you don’t have appropriate gear. Please arrive at your meet-time dressed for the activity. There will be time for questions and adjustments.



  • Ski Pack – 30-45 liter. (ex: Ortovox Peak 45)
  • Sun Hat – The more coverage the better. Baseball caps or packable sun hats will work (ex: Outdoor Research Hats)
  • Sunglasses or Glacier Glasses – Should be high-quality, dark, large and fit snugly or have side-shields. (ex: Julbo Mountain Sunglasses)
  • Ski Goggles – Clear or light in color, in case of blowing snow. (ex: Julbo Goggles)
  • Sun block & lip crème (SPF 15 or more)
  • Toilet paper
  • Water Bottles – Two 1-liter bottles required. No bladders allowed for risk of freezing and/or breaking. (ex: Nalgene)
  • Lunch and snacks for each day
  • Cell phone/camera


  • Telemark skis, alpine touring skis or splitboard – please adjust your binding to your boots prior to the course. *Splitboards only allowed with hard boot setup on Mt Hood Summits Ski Descents
  • Touring ski boots / snowboard boots *Soft snowboard boots not allowed on Mt Hood Summit Ski Descents
  • Ski poles
  • Climbing skins – please cut your skins to match your skis prior to the course
  • Ski crampons – must be compatible with your touring binding, and ski width *Required for all Mt Hood Summit Ski Descents


Camping gear – only for overnight ski camps

  • Headlamp – For alpine starts (ex: Petzl Headlamps)
  • Eating utensils (bowl, spoon, & cup)
  • Sleeping pad
  • Sleeping bag – down or synthetic (rated 0 to 20 degrees F)
  • 60 Liter overnight pack – required to have ice axe and crampon attachments (bring this instead of the ski pack noted above)