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.
THE TOOTHEQUIPMENT LISTCLOTHING• BASE LAYERo 1 Bottom - midweight or lightweighto 1 Top – mid weight or lightweighto Sock Liners - 1 pairo Socks - 1 pair• MID LAYERo Windshirt, Soft Shell, Fleece Jacket - only one of these is necessaryo Soft shell type pantso Shorts• OUTERWEARo Lightweight Waterproof/Breathable Jacketo Lightweight Waterproof/Breathable Pants - may be omitted w/ soft shell type pants if the forecast is good.o Warm Hat - should cover earso Sun Hat - baseball type or visoro Lightweight Spring Gloves - wind block or fleece/wool typeo Gaiters - low top• INSULATIONo Light weight Down or Synthetic JacketPERSONAL GEARo Internal Frame Pack - 30 Liter (1800 cu in.) minimumo Mountaineering/Hiking Boots - leather or synthetic, crampon compatibleo Water Bottles - 1 or 2 liters, wide moutho Small Knifeo Sun glasseso Sunscreen - SPF 25+, waterproofo Lip Balm - SPF 15+o Small Personal 1st Aid Kit - blister repair, aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.TECHNICAL GEARo Climbing Harness - mountaineering style (e.g. B.D. Alpine Bod)o Locking Biners (3) - (1) large HMS style and (2) regular lockero Climbing Helmeto 1 Daisy Chain or sewn slingOPTIONAL ITEMS *We highly recommend these items, but do not require them to participateo Adjustable Trekking Pole(s) - nice to have for approach/crevasse navigationo Camera - we’re always looking for some shots for the PGS website!o Compass - adjustable declination requiredo Altimeter - Suunto watch works wello Map Case - large zip-loc will sufficeo Collapsible Water Canteen – good for storing snowmelt at campGROUP GEAR PROVIDED BY PGS *Please contact the guiding office if you prefer to bring your own gear in place of any of our group gear.o Ropeso Technical Group Gear, VHF radioo Group 1st Aid Kit
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.