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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.
CLOTHINGBASE LAYERo 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 LAYERo Windshirt, Soft Shell, Fleece - only one of these is necessaryo Schoeller™ type pants - soft shellOUTERWEARo Lightweight Waterproof/Breathable Jacketo Lightweight Waterproof/Breathable Pants o Warm Hat - should cover earso Sun Hat - baseball type or visoro Lightweight Gloveso Ski GlovesINSULATIONo Down or Synthetic JacketPERSONAL GEARo Internal Frame Pack - 50 Liter (3100 cu in.) minimumo Sleeping Bag - down or synthetic, 15º F to 20º F minimumo Compression Sack - for sleeping bag o Sleeping Pad - closed cell foam or self inflatingo Headlamp - lightweight LED recommendedo Water Bottles - 1 or 2 liters, wide moutho Bowl or Cupo Utensilso Small Knifeo Sunglasses - adequate for snow travelo Goggleso Sunscreen - SPF >25, waterproofo Lip Balm - SPF 15+o Lightero Personal Toiletries o Small Personal 1st aid kit and blister repair (Compeed™)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 Climbing Skinso Ski Crampons - THESE ARE REQUIRED!o Ski Brakes or Removable Ski LeashesSAFETY GEARo Transceiver - single frequency, 457 kHz onlyo Shovel - compact, lightweight, metal blade preferredo Probe - dedicated probe only, ski poles do not sufficeTECHNICAL GEARo Ice Axe - 55-70 cm length, lightweighto Boot Crampons - check fit prior to departureo Anti-Ball plates - for cramponso Climbing Harness - lightweight, BD Alpine Bod style (no padding)CREVASSE RESCUE KITo 4 Locking Biners - at least 1 large HMS style and 1 regular lockero 4 Non-locking Biners - any style, we prefer wire gate typeo 1 - 6 meter Cordelette (6mm)o 1 - 3 meter Cordelette (6mm)o 1 Single Length Runner (60cm)o 1 Double Length Runner (120cm)**A quick note about the technical gear: We would like you to have the carabiners, cordalettes, slings and ice screw, because an important course objective is to teach you a simple but efficient crevasse rescue system. This is best learned with your own gear. GROUP GEAR PROVIDED BY PRO GUIDING SERVICEo Ropes and elaborate crevasse rescue kitso Tents, stoves and fuelo Emergency 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.