Equipment: What We Supply and What You Should Bring
Majestic Heli Ski will provide you with the equipment you’ll need to safely enjoy untracked powder in the Alaska backcountry. We’ll provide and train you with the latest and best equipment from K2 and BCA; powder skis, avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe, avalanche airbag backpack, radio, and a harness with a carabiner. As far as the lodge – dress casual and comfortable. As far as the skiing – dress and pack like you would for any ski trip that includes amazing skiing, great food, stunning lodge and all the amenities.
Included for your skiing pleasure are powder skis, adjustable poles and Marker Sole ID bindings. We supply the K2 Mindbender 116C in lengths of 179 cm, 186 cm and 193 cm, the dimensions are 143/116/133, the K2 Mindbender 115C Alliance in lengths of 165 cm and 172 cm, the dimensions are 140/115/129 and K2 Pontoons in lengths of 159 cm, 169 cm, 179 cm and 189 cm, the dimensions are 157/132/122. If you have your own powder skis you are welcome to bring them. We have a limited number of Venture Snowboard Storm snowboards, we encourage snowboarders to bring their own boards and boots. Boots are the one item that we can’t provide, we suggest carrying your boots onto the plane. Marker Sole ID bindings are ISO 5355 (alpine norm/19 mm height) and ISO 9523 boot soles (grip walk/28 mm height). Some touring boots may not work with our bindings! Dynafit/tech bindings are not recommended for heli skiing, we strongly suggest alpine bindings/alpine boots for heli skiing in AK.
Packing List – For the Best Ski Trip of Your Life
- Pack as you would for any amazing mid-winter ski trip and lodge stay. Bring what you need to be comfortable (for skiing and the lodge) and to ensure you are prepared to have a great time and ski/board your best.
- 16 – 30 ounce sport water bottle – you will need to carry this in your pack while skiing
- Outdoor footwear
- Casual lodge attire
- Swimsuit for hot tub
Other Info on Gear
You are required to use our BCA Tracker 2 avalanche transceiver, avalanche airbag backpack (contains a shovel, probe, radio) and harness with a carabiner, There is room for a few basic items such as at water bottle and extra layer, but don’t carry more than you need. You can ski better and longer with a lighter pack. We also have a retail store with the latest soft goods (Arc’Teryx, Smith, Icebreaker, Hestra, Smartwool) and a plethora of souvenirs.
And don’t forget your camera!