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How to Pack for Backcountry Skiing

The kit mountain guide Zahan Billimoria carries when he heads out for a day of backcountry touring.

A key piece of habit formation is preparation, how we set ourselves up for success, and that extends to the kit we choose to carry in the mountains.

When Zahan Billimoria, IFMGA mountain guide and Samsara Snow Safety Course instructor, heads out for a day of backcountry touring, here’s what he carries in his pack. This kit list is by no means a prescription for what everyone else should do, but it works for Z, and it’s meant to serve as an example.

Have any additions or questions? Pop them in the comments below. And stay tuned for our next video on how to pack for big mountain missions (technical kit).

Z's Backcountry Kit List:

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