PRIMARY PACKING AND SNOWBOARD EQUIPMENT LIST

European Kit Lists

Key items

Helmet (compulsory for all)
Lightweight windproof gloves for hiking
Cold weather gloves for riding
Refillable water bottle 750ml - 1000ml
Rucksack - Min 12L. Recommend 25L 
Beanie
Snowboard Jacket - Recommended Min 10k/10k waterproof and breathability rating
Snowboard pants - Recommended Min 10k/10k waterproof and breathability rating
Goggles with low light and bright light lens, with easy change over technology
Portable suncream SPF 30+
Ear plugs, just in case your staying with a noisy friend
Small personal first aid kit
Sunglasses for hiking
Insurance that covers off piste snowboarding, freestyle in winter and or summer

Optional equipment to consider
Board tool - Not a screwdriver, if you intend to carry this item whilst riding
Impact protection
Avalanche safety equipment (transceiver, shovel, probe) if you own it - For winter
European travel adaptor
Bag lock
Neck warmer
Thermals for suitable layering whilst riding

Extras for Mayrhofen, Austria
Swimming shorts

Extras for Summer in Les Deux Alpes, France 
Washing powder if you want to wash clothes during the week
Insect repellent for mountain walks
Swimming shorts
Trainers for mountain walks
Flip flops for the pool

Key items

Beanie
Helmet (compulsory for all)
Lightweight windproof gloves for hiking, touring or summer shredding
Cold weather gloves for riding
Refillable sturdy water bottle 750ml - 1000ml with carabiner for attaching to backpack
Rucksack - Min 25L for touring, less for summer riding 
Snowboard Jacket - Recommended Min 10k/10k waterproof and breathability rating
Snowboard pants - Recommended Min 10k/10k waterproof and breathability rating
Goggles with low light and bright light lens, with easy change over technology
Portable suncream SPF 30+
Ear plugs, just in case your staying with a noisy friend
Small personal first aid kit
Suitable layering for riding, hiking and splitboarding
Heavy duty cable ties x4 (in case of equipment trouble)
Sunglasses for hiking, touring or summer shredding
Insurance that covers off piste snowboarding, freestyle in winter and or summer

Safety equipment - Winter
Avalanche transceiver with ability to flag multiple burials, plus spare batteries
Avalanche probe - Min 2.4m. Some kind of fast lock system recommended 
Avalanche shovel - Not plastic 
Emergency mylar blanket

Hire is recommended if you don't own these items. Hire is available in most resorts for the probe, shovel and transceiver. Maverix offers hire for around £50 per week.

Optional equipment to consider
Board tool - Not a screwdriver, if you intend to carry this item whilst riding 
Impact protection
Neck warmer
Small rubbish bag when hiking or touring

Extras for Mayrhofen, Austria
Swimming shorts

Extras for Summer in Les Deux Alpes, France
Washing powder if you want to wash clothes during the week
Insect repellent for mountain walks
Swimming shorts
Trainers for mountain walks
Flip flops for the pool

Key items

Beanie
Helmet (compulsory for all)
Lightweight windproof gloves for hiking, touring or summer shredding
Cold weather gloves for riding
Refillable sturdy water bottle 750ml - 1000ml with carabiner for attaching to backpack
Rucksack - Min 25L-35L with ability to carry all required touring equipment
Snowboard Jacket - Recommended Min 10k/10k waterproof and breathability rating
Snowboard pants - Recommended Min 10k/10k waterproof and breathability rating
Goggles with low light and bright light lens, with easy change over technology
Portable suncream SPF 30+
Ear plugs, just in case your staying with a noisy friend
Small personal first aid kit
Suitable layering for riding, hiking and splitboarding
Sunglasses for hiking, touring or summer shredding
Neck warmer
Insurance that covers off piste snowboarding, freestyle in winter and or summer

Extra splitboard equipment - Winter
Collapsable poles to ideally allow packing within a rucksack for safety and convenience
Heli/tension straps x 2 - Recommend 50cm to compress skins and help with first aid
Heavy duty cable ties x4 (in case of equipment trouble)
Splitboard crampons
Spares for your splitboard bindings
Multitool for off the grid repairs

Hire is available in most resorts for snow shoes or splitboards, however you'll not get the best poles, any crampons or spares etc . Hire is around €35-€40 per day for a splitboard, €20 per day for snow shoes and €10 per day for poles. 

Safety equipment - Winter
Hand warmers
Own your own avalanche transceiver with ability to flag multiple burials and group check with spare batteries
Own your own avalanche probe - Min 2.4m. Some kind of fast lock system recommended
Own your own avalanche shovel - Not plastic 
Head torch with spare batteries. Recommend Min 300 Lumens 
Gaffer tape - Wrap a section around the shaft of your shovel
Personal emergency shelter or bivvy
Personal first aid kit
Small rubbish bag

Optional equipment to consider - Winter
Silva expedition baseplate style compass

Extras for Mayrhofen, Austria
Swimming shorts

Extras for Summer in Les Deux Alpes, France
Washing powder if you want to wash clothes during the week
Insect repellent for mountain walks
Swimming shorts
Trainers for mountain walks
Flip flops for the pool

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