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If you have questions, our team is happy to assist.

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What to Pack

In the heart of unspoiled wilderness, you are exposed to the elements and weather can change quickly. Proper preparation and gear for an adventure in British Columbia's remote backcountry is key to your enjoyment, comfort and safety. Normal daytime temperatures can range from -20°C to 5°C while we have experienced extreme temperatures from -35°C to 10°C . The clothing for an adventure with Weber Powder needs to be efficient and adaptable for changing conditions!

Helicopter guidelines

All bags are weighed upon arrival at the staging area. No carry on luggage is permitted inside the helicopter with the exception of a small laptop case.

Packing list for backcountry touring

  • Skis or Snowboard with touring bindings
  • Ski or Snowboard boots (we recommend you travel with your boots as a carry on item if arriving in Calgary by plane)
  • Retractable ski poles
  • Climbing Skins
  • Ski Crampons
  • Helmet
  • Goggles
  • Sunglasses
  • Uphill gloves (light)
  • Downhill gloves (warm)
  • Toque & Cap
  • Shell Jacket (Gortex)
  • Shell Pants (Gortex)
  • Warm Down Jacket
  • 2x Merino wool base-layers (top & bottom)
  • Synthetic mid-layer
  • Ski socks
  • Neck tube (warmer)
  • Winter boots or insulated rubber boots
  • Slippers or shoes for around the lodge
  • Comfortable evening clothing
  • Pyjamas
  • Bathing suit (for sauna)
  • Sunscreen
  • Medication (please inform Weber Powder of any medication prior to your trip)
  • Toiletries (see below what is provided at the lodge)

Electronics 

  • Phones are permitted but must be placed a minimum of 30cms from your transceiver when backcountry touring.
  • Drones must be approved by Weber Powder staff prior to your arrival at the lodge.
  • Go pros are allowed at Weber Powder with the exception of chest mounts.
  • We strongly discourage the use of heated gloves as they can interfere with your transceiver signal.

Staff Gratuities

  • If you'd like to show your appreciation to the team for their service during your stay, it's warmly welcomed. Tips are distributed equally among the staff who assisted you during your visit. We refrain from suggesting specific amounts as tipping customs vary across cultures. However, if you're curious about the customary practice in Canada, it's generally around 10% of the total trip cost. Gratitudes can be settled in cash or via credit card before you depart the lodge.

Provided by Weber Powder

  • Mammut Airbag 
  • Mammut Barryvox Transciever
  • Mammut 320 Probe
  • Mammut Shovel
  • Mammut Harness
  • ICOM handheld radio
  • All linen and towels
  • Shampoo, conditioner & body wash (Sourced locally from Rocky Mountain Soap Company)
  • 20oz HydroFlask insulated tumbler (your choice of daily hydration)