Basic Winter Hut Packing List

This is our generic hut packing list for Alpine Club of Canada – Columbia Mountains hut trips. Likely, your coordinator and leader will have modifications so it’s important to take a second look at any communication you receive from them.

Ski Touring/Splitboarding Gear

  • Winter permit if needed
  • Transceiver and harness (plus extra batteries)
  • Shovel (metal)
  • Probe (at least 300cm)
  • skis mounted with touring bindings or splitboard
  • skins
  • poles
  • boots
  • helmet
  • goggles (plus spare lens)
  • sunglasses
  • Toque
  • Buff
  • Base layer
  • Insulation layer (fleece, synthetic, thin down)
  • Waterproof shell pants and jacket
  • emergency insulations later (puffy)
  • Mittens: light mitts or gloves for skinning, warm mitts or gloves for riding or standing around,
  • Emergency heat packs
  • socks
  • water in bottle (hydro packs often freeze)
  • lunch and snacks
  • headlamp with batteries
  • chapstick/sunscreen
  • personal first aid kit
  • personal repair kit (ski straps, extra screws, screwdriver or multi tool, wire)
  • map of the area, paper or on phone
  • Matches/lighter


  • back up socks
  • warm drink in thermos
  • back up mitts or gloves
  • Brimmed Hat (for sun)

Hut Gear

  • sleeping bag or liner
  • pillow
  • ear plugs
  • hut booties/slippers/slides
  • battery pack for phone
  • hut/sleeping clothing
  • toilet paper
  • toiletries
  • food

Club & Group Gear

National Park Pass
Overnight parking passes for all cars
Group FirstAid kit
Emergency Shelter
Garbage Bags
Paper Towel
Disposable gloves
2 AA Batteries for fire and carbon monoxide alarm
Cards or Small Games
Door code to hut (on invoice, but good to let others in group know)

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