How to Pack for a Backcountry Lodge Trip
Wondering how to Pack for a Backcountry Lodge Trip? When you pack for a backcountry lodge trip, pack light. Most backcountry lodges are accessed by helicopters and have size and weight limits for your gear. If you’re going for a week, you should be able to fit all your gear in a small duffel and your day pack. Consider this, you’ll be wearing your ski gear all day and when you get back to the lodge you’ll need some comfortable lodge wear. Slippers are a nice accoutrement, as some lodges have cold floors. Generally speaking it’s not a fashion show in the morning and evening, so pick out a comfortable outfit or two and call it good—your at a backcountry lodge, don’t sweat it.
Backcountry Ski Gear
Try and bring gear you’ve used. A backcountry lodge week is not when you want to break in those new boots. You’ll be doing big days for a week, the last thing you want is blisters. Pay attention to the packing list, if you’re going to a lodge with glaciated terrain or spring conditions, make sure you bring your glacier travel kit, perhaps an ice tool and ski/boot crampons.
Most lodges have a sauna—hit it, you’ll feel great! Pack a small towel, a sauna suit, your daily personal hygiene kit and soap. Sunblock, lip balm, some blister care, ear plugs, cold medication are all crucial parts of you personal care kit.
If you’re into a cold beer or a glass of wine after skiing, make sure you bring your favourite beverage. If you have particular snacks, supplements or drinks/teas, toss a few of them into your kit.
Get stoked, you’re about to immerse yourself in an extended powder riding experience!