ASR Equipment List

Equipment Checklist for Avalanche Safety and Rescue


Downhill skis, touring skis with skins or snowshoes will work for this class. We travel a short distance to training area. Skating, sidestepping, touring with skins or snowshoeing (10 minutes)  Snowshoe rentals are available at Crystal Mountain Rental Shop. 


Skis, snowshoes or snowboard

Ski poles (snowshoers bring poles!)
Warm boots with gaiters
Clothing- no cotton
Base layer – (top and bottom) long underwear- polypro or capilene or wool
Insulation layer – (top and bottom) fleece jacket and warm pants
Gloves – two pair, or one gloves and one mittens
Wool or fleece hat
Warm jacket – fleece or down or synthetic
Sun hat
Shell pants – rain and/or wind - waterproof-breathable
Shell jacket with hood – rain and/or wind - waterproof-breathable
Shell gloves or overmitts
Water bottle
Lunch and snacks
Daypack large enough for all this gear

Snow Safety Gear (required)
Transceiver – (avalanche beacon)*


*Single frequency (457 kHz) avalanche transceivers are required for field trip participation. It is recommended that you purchase a transceiver, however transceivers are available for rent from us. Bring $15 in cash to the field trip. Availability is limited so let us know early if you plan to rent a transceiver from us. We also sell our rental beacons.


Need Gear? Purchase from BCA Products


Special REX Package Deal!
Tracker 2 beacon + B1 Shovel + Stealth 240 probe = $430 retail
$349.91 + 8.6% WSST = $380.00 (Cash or check)

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We can bring them to the class or to the field trip.

 REX BCA Package

American Avalanche Association Canadian Avalanche Association Association of Canadian Mountain Guides Canadian Ski Guide Association
Professional Member of AAA and Affiliate Member of CAA, ACMG, and CSGA
Avalanche classes based on American Avalanche Association education guidelines