Gear Lists

Day Trips - Backcountry Skiing Checklist. For trips when you spend the night in town.   

Full List - Backcountry Skiing Checklist. Complete for: Ski Mountaineering. Overnights. Expeditions. Avalanche and Ski Guide Training.

Recommended Reading

  • All ski trips: Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering - by Martin Volken, Scott Shell and Margaret Wheeler

  • Level 1 Avalanche Course: Avalanche Essentials a Step-by-Step System for Safety and Survival - by Bruce Tremper

  • Level 2 Avalanche Course: Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain - by Bruce Tremper, 3rd edition

  • The Bible: Mountaineering The Freedom of the Hills - by Mountaineers Books

  • Navigation: Wilderness Navigation - by Bob Burns and Mike Burns, 3rd edition

  • Pro Avalanche Courses: Snow, Weather, and Avalanches: Observations Guidelines for Avalanche Programs in the United States (SWAG)

  • Glacier Travel: Glacier Mountaineering an Illustrated Guide to Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue - by Andy Tyson and Mike Clelland

  • The Alaska Skiing Guidebook: The Alaska Factor - by Joe Stock (one of Nick’s AGC business partners)

  • Guide Training: The Mountain Guide Manual - by Marc Chauvin and Rob Coppolillo

  • Old Classic: Allen and Mike’s Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book - by Allen O’Bannon and Mike Clelland

See: Mountaineers Books for first 5 books listed

Online Resources