Required Gear & Ability

Do I need to bring my own avalanche equipment or can I rent from you?
Yes! You need to have a beacon, shovel, and probe to ski or snowboard. We have these items for rent as a package including a BCA digital beacon which is very easy to use. Each item can be rented separately. We have DaKine packs for rent (which the guides use) if you need a pack that carries skis/snowboard.

What do I need to bring?
Please bring layers…. for everything from warm and sunny to cold and snowy mountain weather. Equipment made with waterproof material is encouraged. Your backpack should have ski/snowboard carry ability. We also rent you backpacks, skis, poles, goggles, helmet, beacon, shovel, and probes.

Boots. We do not rent boots or snowboard bindings. There is no running water at the ski area, but there is bottled water for sale. It is a good idea to bring layers of clothing.

What kind of ski rentals do you have?
The best skis on earth… K2 super fat skis are available for rent. All of the best K2 powder skis are stocked. You can reserve them online when you make a reservation, or by calling. The size and all fittings will be taken care of that day by our rental professionals. Please arrive at 8:15 for guided skiing if you need to rent skis.

What kind of snowboard rentals do you have?
Venture Snowboards locally handmade super tough boards from sustainable materials.

Do I need avalanche training to ski/snowboard there?
No. The guides will conduct a small safety briefing in order to familiarize those without avalanche experience.

Do I need skins or snowshoes for the uphill travel?
No skins or snowshoes are needed except for custom heli packages. All of Silverton Mountain’s terrain is accessible by boot pack.