Sign up for a course or a trip and receive a 10% discount on purchases and a 20% discount on gear rental. Go to Pro Ski and Mountain Service
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.
CLOTHINGBASE LAYER1 Bottom - midweight or lightweightNon-Cotton Underwear1 or 2 Tops - midweight or lightweightSock Liners - 2 or 3 pairSki Socks - 2 pairMID LAYERWindshirt, Soft Shell, Fleece - only one of these is necessarySchoeller™ type pants - soft shellOUTERWEARLightweight Waterproof/Breathable JacketLightweight Waterproof/Breathable Pants Warm Hat - should cover earsSun Hat - baseball type or visorLightweight GlovesSki GlovesINSULATIONDown or Synthetic JacketPERSONAL GEARInternal Frame Pack - 50 Liter (3100 cu in.) minimumSleeping Bag - down or synthetic, 15º F to 20º F minimumCompression Sack - for sleeping bag Sleeping Pad - closed cell foam or self inflatingHeadlamp - lightweight LED recommendedWater Bottles - 1 or 2 liters, wide mouthBowl or CupUtensilsSmall KnifeSunglasses - adequate for snow travelGogglesSunscreen - SPF >25, waterproofLip Balm - SPF 15+LighterPersonal Toiletries Small Personal 1st aid kit and blister repair (Compeed™)SKI GEARSkis - Alpine Touring or TelemarkSki Boots - Alpine Touring or Telemark – no downhill bootsSki Poles - telescopic poles work well, but not requiredClimbing SkinsSki Crampons - THESE ARE REQUIRED!Ski Brakes or Removable Ski LeashesSAFETY GEARTransceiver - single frequency, 457 kHz onlyShovel - compact, lightweight, metal blade preferredProbe - dedicated probe only, ski poles do not sufficeTECHNICAL GEARIce Axe - 55-70 cm length, lightweightBoot Crampons - check fit prior to departureAnti-Ball plates - for cramponsClimbing Harness - lightweight, BD Alpine Bod style (no padding)CREVASSE RESCUE KIT4 Locking Biners - at least 1 large HMS style and 1 regular locker4 Non-locking Biners - any style, we prefer wire gate type1 - 6 meter Cordelette (6mm)1 - 3 meter Cordelette (6mm)1 Single Length Runner (60cm)1 Double Length Runner (120cm) GROUP GEAR PROVIDED BY PRO GUIDING SERVICERopes and elaborate crevasse rescue kitsTents, stoves and fuelEmergency communcation devices such as VHF radios and or Satellite phone
Should I tip my guide? And how much should I tip them? Although tipping is not a requirement it is considered standard practice in the guiding industry and is appreciated by our guides. We generally recommend roughly 10%-15% of your course or trip cost or flat price tip that you are comfortable with.