List of equipment – Alpine hiking


  • Long underwear (wool or synthetic material)
  • Insulating clothing (fleece)
  • Tracksuits (waterproof and windproof hooded jacket and pants)
  • Insulated down jacket or primaloft (down jacket)
  • Warm gloves or mittens and a thinner pair of gloves
  • A warm hat or headband
  • Neck cover, balaclava or buff (to protect the face)


  • Backpack (about 35 litres) capable of attaching skis and carrying all your equipment
  • Headlamp
  • Specific spare parts (telemark binding spring, splitboard pins, dynafit walking/skiing mechanism, etc.)
  • Ski goggles and sunglasses
  • Helmet (not mandatory, but highly recommended for skiing. If you have one, please bring it)
  • DVA (Avalanche victim detector)
  • Shovel
  • Probe


For snowboarders

  • Splitboard
  • Climbing skins
  • Boots
  • Adjustable poles (ideally they fit in the backpack)

For skiers

  • Skis
  • Ski attachment strap
  • Climbing skins
  • Boots (telemark or alpine)
  • Ski poles

Personal management

  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Blister dressings, moleskin, hypafix and/or band-aid)
  • Essential drugs
  • Hand warmers, foot warmers
  • Bottle of water (minimum 1 liter)
  • Lunch
  • Extra snack: energy bars, nuts, dried fruit and/or chocolate.
  • A little comfort: folding chair to put on your boots in the parking lot
  • Thin mattress (for sitting in the snow)