Skins and beacons are popular items to forget, which shuts down a tour before it even begins. It’s almost a physical impossiblity for a person booting through deep snow to keep up with a group on skins, and forgetting a beacon not only means you won’t be able to find them, but they also won’t be able to find you! Because of this, keeping a spare beacon and set of generic skins in your car can rescue many wayward days of skiing. A bonus of retiring your old beacon to a dedicated car beacon is that you will already know its history and how to use it.
Forgetting gear is a lot like skiing naked…
Shovels and water are also common show stoppers. A spare shovel in the car is a good idea for digging the rig out of a snowbank and a liter of water has many uses as well… assuming it doesn’t freeze.
If you are like George and only bring kneepads, at least get a 15% discount on them from Backcountry.com
Category: 02 Gear