Chamonix Off-Piste & Touring Skills Kit List

Equipment required for this course:

  • Skis with touring bindings – Please make sure these are correctly fitted for you and your boots by a ski-tech professional. Please also make sure you are familiar with the workings of the bindings as we can not guarantee to know the details of all new bindings and their use.
  • Skins to fit your skis
  • Ski touring boots
  • Shovel, probe and transceiver
  • Ski crampons
  • Ski poles (with large baskets)
  • Goggles and sunglasses (if you normally ski in goggles you will find sunglasses much better for when you are skinning uphill), sun cream
  • A rucksack to put it all in – C. 30-40L and the ability to securely attach skis is ideal
  • Ski clothing – lots of layers to keep you warm when standing around and but so you can remove them for travelling uphill
  • Warm Hat, warm gloves plus a thin dexterous pair of gloves
  • Water bottle
  • Helmet
  • Lift pass, cash for cafe breaks
  • Passport in the event of skiing in Italy or Switzerland
  • Ski insurance certificate and details – see our Insurance FAQ
  • Mobile phone with the Chamonix PGHM (local mountain rescue) number programmed in for backcountry / high mountain rescue: +33 (0)4 50 53 16 89 and from the ski area, call the rescue services on : +33(0)4 50 54 04 73
  • Harness (only if you have one already, otherwise we will loan you one for any glacier skiing)

Ski touring equipment & boot hire can be arranged directly with Sanglards Ski Shop in Chamonix, Argentiere or Vallorcine.

Please follow our Sanglards Ski Hire link below to access your 15% discount (more in quieter periods), or tell them in the shop you have a booking with High Mountain Guides for the same discount.

Sanglard Sports, location de matériel de ski, snowboard, skis de randonnées à Chamonix, Argentière, Vallorcine