PRIMARY PACKING AND SNOWBOARD EQUIPMENT LIST

European Riding & Splitboard Kit Lists

Clothing
Snowboard socks. 1 pair for every 2 days of riding
Thermal bottoms. 1 for every 2 days of riding
Thermal long sleeve tops. 1 for every 2 days or riding
Beanie
Neck warmer or facemask
Thermal mid layer. Puffer or technical fleece
Lightweight wind and waterproof gloves for hiking, touring or summer shredding
Cold weather thicker outer layer gloves
Snowboard jacket. Recommended Minimum 10k/10k waterproof and breathability rating
Snowboard pants. Recommended Minimum 10k/10k waterproof and breathability rating
Swimming shorts. For spa or pool days

General layering is long-sleeve top or long-sleeve thermal, technical mid layer then jacket. We may swap out the mid-layer with something less insulating as the winter moves into spring or strip off jacket for hiking or building features. If a lot of snow sticks to your current technical outer layers, you should consider re-waterproofing or purchasing new items.

Equipment - Level 1 Riding
Helmet. Compulsory for all
Snowboard. Consider a more freeride focused board for off-piste focused courses
Bindings with minor spares for repairs
Snowboard boots
Rucksack - Minimum 12L for summer. Minimum 25L for winter
Board tool or multi-tool. Compact and safe to carry in a rucksack
Bag/board lock
Refillable sturdy water bottle. 750ml - 1000ml
Goggles with low light and bright light lens, with easy change over technology
Spare goggles or sunglasses for when you fall over and fill your goggles with snow
Portable suncream. Minimum SPF 30. Recommended SPF 50 for hiking/splitboarding
Heavy duty cable ties x4. In case of equipment failures on the mountain
Sunglasses for hiking, splitboarding or summer shredding
Small personal first aid kit. Should be carried in backpack
Wax for your board

Equipment - Level 1 Riding - Off Piste Focused
In addition to above:
A more freeride focused board will help a lot when learning to ride off-piste, or be prepared to set your current snowboard all the way back over the tail 
Emergency mylar blanket
Handwarmers x2
Helmet holder, or figure out a way to attach helmet onto your backpack whilst hiking
Headtorch for night hikes or getting stuck off piste after dark. Minimum 300 lumens

Have hired or purchased
Avalanche transceiver with ability to flag multiple burials, plus spare batteries
Avalanche probe. Minimum 2.4m. Some kind of fast lock system ideal
Avalanche shovel with steel of aluminium blade, not plastic
Snowshoes or a splitboard to enable greater searching for fresh snow
Collapsible poles with powder baskets. Ideally fit within your backpack

If hiring in resort, these items should be collected and ready for use for 8.00am on the first day of riding.

Other items to consider
Ear plugs, just in case your staying with a noisy friend
Impact protection, if you feel you’d like it. Typically knees and shorts

For splitboarding equipment please refer to the Level 1 Splitboard kit list. If you have any questions on the equipment or are looking for specific recommendations, please email the team.

In addition to the above kit list you should consider these items.
 
Equipment - Level 1 Riding - Off Piste Focused
We recommend that you own your avalanche safety kit and the means to travel off-piste, which can be snowshoes or a splitboard with the associated equipment. Please review the splitboard level 1 kit list for more details. 

Other items to consider
Single person or small group shelter
Multi tool for on hill equipment repairs
Electrolyte powder to mix with drink to help maintain hydration
Board repair tools inc Ptex etc and wax  

If you have any questions on the equipment or are looking for specific recommendations, please email the team.

As per the level 1 & 2 kit lists. 

If you have any questions on the equipment or are looking for specific recommendations, please email the team.

In addition to the standard Level 1-3 riding kit list you should source these items. 

Safety equipment
Avalanche transceiver with ability to flag multiple burials, plus spare batteries
Avalanche probe. Minimum 2.4m. Prefer 2.8m. Some kind of fast lock system ideal
Avalanche shovel with steel of aluminium blade, not plastic 
Small essential & personal first aid kit to be carried with you. 
Emergency mylar blanket
Handwarmers x2
Compact suncream. Minimum SPF 30+. Recommended SPF 50
Single person or small group shelter
Multi tool for on hill equipment repairs

Splitboard touring equipment
Splitboard with compatible skins and touring bindings
Splitboard crampons to allow for safer travel on icy sections of ascent  
Collapsible poles with powder baskets. Ideally fit within your backpack
Sunglasses with a suitable lens for bright snow conditions
Electrolyte powder to mix with drink to help maintain hydration 
Rucksack. Minimum 25L
Water bottle. Minimum 750ml, recommended 1000ml with carabiner for attaching to backpack. You could have two small bottles to balance a pack.
Small rubbish bag for on-hill snacks
Soft skin savers to protect splitboard skins
Optional cap for hiking
Lightweight gloves for hiking
Heavy duty cable ties for equipment repairs. x4
Gaffer tape for equipment repairs. Wrap a section around the shaft of your shovel
Helmet holder, or figure out a way to attach helmet onto your backpack whilst hiking
Compression straps x4 50mm. For splitboard skin compression and equipment issues
Headtorch for night hikes or getting stuck off piste after dark. Minimum 300 lumens

Other items to consider
Snowboard softboot crampons in case of icy conditions
Small ice axe for safety and re-assurance on certain hikes
Board repair tools inc Ptex etc and wax
Spares for repairing splitboard bindings

All Equipment, whether owned, hired or borrowed must be ready to use at 8.00am on the first day of riding.

If you have any questions on the equipment or are looking for specific recommendations, please email the team

In addition to the standard above kit lists you should source these items. 

Additional kit beyond level 1 touring equipment
Rucksack, recommend 30L-35L+
Silva expedition baseplate style compass
A 1:25000 map of the local area. Discuss suitable map with your coach
Small notepad (waterproof) and pencil for route planning and on mountain safety notes 

All Equipment, whether owned, hired or borrowed must be ready to use at 8.00am on the first day of riding.

If you have any questions on the equipment or are looking for specific recommendations, please email the team

In addition to the standard above kit lists you should consider these items.

30m lightweight 8mm rope, 3x HMS Carabiners & 2x 120cm slings  (optional)
GPS tracking device with emergency contact safety feature (optional)

All Equipment, whether owned, hired or borrowed must be ready to use at 8.00am on the first day of riding.

If you have any questions on the equipment or are looking for specific recommendations, please email the team

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