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Pro Ski and Mountain Service is our retail specialty store. It has been located in North Bend, WA since 1999.
The past trips and courses have had a large influence on what we sell. Many of our Pro Guiding customers come on trips and courses with gear they purchased from our store. Not only do we want our clients to have the right gear for the job; we also receive direct feedback from them while they are using it in the field. Trust us - if the gear does not work - we won't sell it.
EQUIPMENT LISTIf you are in need of any of these items, please follow the red links to see the equipment we have tested, recommend, and sell through our online retail shop, Pro Ski and Mountain Service.EQUIPMENT LIST
BASE LAYER Men's - Womens's
o 1 Bottom - midweight or lightweighto Non-Cotton Underwearo 1 or 2 Tops - midweight or lightweighto Sock Liners - 2 or 3 pairo Ski Socks - 2 pairMID LAYER Men's - Women'so Windshirt, Soft Shell, Fleece - only one of these is necessaryo Schoeller™ type pants - soft shellOUTERWEAR Men's - Women'so Lightweight Waterproof/Breathable Jacketo Lightweight Waterproof/Breathable Pants –may be omitted w/ Schoeller™ type pantso Warm Hat - should cover earso Sun Hat - baseball type or visoro Lightweight Gloveso Ski GlovesINSULATION Men's - Women'so Down or Synthetic Jacket PERSONAL GEARo Day Pack - 25 to 40 Litero Headlamp - lightweight LED recommendedo Water Bottles - 1 or 2 liters, wide moutho Sunglasses - adequate for snow travelo Goggleso Sunscreen - SPF >25, waterproofo Lip Balm - SPF 15+o Personal Toiletries - toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.o Waterless hand cleaner- there is no running water in the huts.o Small Personal 1st aid kit - blister repair (Compeed™), aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.o Ear Plugs - essential for sound sleep SKI GEARo Skis - Alpine Touring or Telemarko Ski Boots - Alpine Touring or Telemark – no downhill bootso Ski Poles - telescopic poles work well, but not requiredo Alpine Touring Bindings - Lightweight recommendedo Climbing Skinso Ski Crampons - THESE ARE REQUIRED!o Ski Brakes SAFETY GEARo Transceiver - single frequency, 457 kHz only, new batteries at start of tripo Shovel - compact, lightweight, metal blade preferredo Probe - dedicated probe only, ski poles do not suffice TECHNICAL GEARo Ice Axe - 55-70 cm length, lightweighto Boot Crampons - STEEL ONLY; NO ALUMINUM!, check fit prior to departureo Anti-Balling Plates - fit to cramponso Climbing Harness - lightweight, BD Alpine Bod style.GLACIER TRAVEL KITo 2 Locking Biners - (1) large HMS style and (1) regular lockero 3 Non-locking Biners - any style, we recommend wire gateso 2 Cordelettes - 6 mm diameter, 6 meter lengths, untiedo 1 Sewn Sling - nylon or spectra, double-length
OPTIONAL ITEMS *We highly recommend these items, but do not require them to participate.o Camera - we’d like some shots for the PGS website!o Skin Waxo Thermos - vacuum typeo Note Pad and Pencil - Rite-in-the-Rain brand waterproof notebook workso Compass - adjustable declination a musto Altimeter - Suunto watch works wello Sleep Sack - lightweight silk or cottono Warm Socks - to sleep ino Foot Powdero Cash - see note below GROUP GEAR PROVIDED BY PGS o Ropeso Technical Group Gear and VHF radioo Group 1st Aid Kit ➢ We recommend bringing cash for use in the huts to purchase snacks, lunches, and drinks. Water must be purchased and costs approximately $7 per liter. Most Pro Guiding Service customers have found bringing $200 to $250 in the local currency allows for a good hot meal in the afternoon and plenty of drinks (including beer) for a six-day hut trip.