Essential Gear List For Backcountry Touring

Revelstoke epitomises the ultimate backcountry experience. In collaboration with the Revelstoke based clothing and sports gear store Free Spirits Sports, we have compiled the essential gear list you'll need for a day of backcountry touring. Think we missed anything out? Add your contribution to the comments! 

Avalanche gear

1. Beacon

2. Probe

3. Shovel


1. Warm mid layer - down jacket is the best option for warmth and compression

2. A good shell jacket

3. An extra pair of socks

4. Ski gloves (an extra pair of fleece gloves is also recommended)

5. Goggles (it's beneficial to bring an extra lens)


Food and Drink

1. Lots of water

2. A good lunch and snacks (Check out our Pinterest board for inspiration)

3. Thermos (500ml) with your favourite hot beverage/soup



1. First Aid Kit

2. Emergency hardware kit for your splitboard/skis/bindings

3. Guide book of the area (Roger's pass guide book is amazing!)

4. Small digital camera
All of these items should fit nicely into a 30L Bag. They should be part of anybody's checklist for a day in the backcountry!

Explore the Revelstoke backcountry this winter! Why not join us on a 2 week backcountry holiday. Start your adventure here!