Ski Tour, Equipment List
Adventure Skiing in Chile and Argentina's
Andean Volcanoes of Patagonia

Volcano Ski Tour:

Along the Southern Latitude 36° of the Andean Cordillera of Patagonia lies an extraordinary abundance of active volcanoes that create some of the best spots for backcountry skiing and riding with miles of majestic landscapes.


Ski Tour Andean Volcanoes of Patagonia
Ski Tour Andean Volcanoes of Patagonia
Ski Tour Andean Volcanoes of Patagonia
Ski Tour Andean Volcanoes of Patagonia


For the "Del Norte Ski Tour" equipment list, click here

Ski Tour Andean Volcanoes of Patagonia
This tour is for skiers and snowboarders with experience. Activities in this tour are physically demanding with full days of skiing both downhill and peak ascents. Climbing requires the use of snowshoes, telemark and/or randonee equipment.

Ski Tour Andean Volcanoes of Patagonia
For snowboarders, it is necessary to either have a split board with skins for climbing or regular board with kids skis and skins or snowshoes. (Snowshoes can be provided by ATAC if requested). If you take kid's skis or use snowshoes, consider how you will carry these items on the downhill with the pack you choose.

Ski Tour Andean Volcanoes of Patagonia
Randonee skis are the best type skis for those who normally ski alpine style. Randonee skis allow for your heel to be free for climbing and fixed for downhill. Skins are necessary to allow for traction while climbing.

Ski Tour Andean Volcanoes of Patagonia
Don't forget skins are necessary to allow for traction while climbing.



Ski Tour Andean Volcanoes of Patagonia

- Gloves or Mittens -
W ith synthetic liners and waterproof/breathable shell.
Sun hat with brim.
- Jacket and Pants Shell -
Waterproof and breathable outerwear preferred for all conditions.
- Long underwear -
Polypropylene, capilene works well as a first layer.
- Fleece sweaters -
At least two mid-weight capilenes to wear under your shell.
- Socks -
Thick wool or synthetic blend socks work well with at least one other layer of polypropylene.
- Warm hat -
Made of either fleece or wool.
- Backpack with a 40 liter capacity or more.
- Water bottle / camelbak (with insulated tube).
- Sunglasses and goggles -
With retainer to prevent you from losing them. Glasses rated for 100% UV protection and neutral shades are recommended.


Ski Tour Andean Volcanoes of Patagonia

- Sleeping bag -
Rated to at least freezing temperatures with either synthetic or down insulation.
- Sleeping pad -
A 'thermarest' or lightweight thin foam.
- Headlamp or flashlight -
We recommend the smaller LED styles.
- Eye glasses or contact lenses -
Lens cleaner for contacts and an extra pair of prescription glasses are recommended.
- Toothpaste, toothbrush, dental floss, feminine hygiene products, Biodegradable soap and shampoo (small containers are recommended) and other personal items -
- Waterproof sunscreen and lip balm -
SPF 20 or higher.
- Medications -
Adouble prescription is recommended; one to be given to the trip leader for safe keeping. Diabetics should bring a glucose monitoring kit. If you have allergies, bring your own allergy medicine.
- Epi-Pen or Ana-Kit -
Individuals at risk for severe allergic reactions to insect bites or food must bring at least one. Though we carry these items, we encourage a back-up.

- Book, journal, and pen -


Ski Tour Andean Volcanoes of Patagonia

- Comfort Clothes -
Slacks, shirts, sweaters, socks, & shoes to use while traveling that you might want but wouldn't take on the slopes.
- Valuables: Leave them at home! You may want some cash on you for emergencies or gratuities -

Ski Tour Andean Volcanoes of Patagonia

- 2-3 person 4 season freestanding tents with vestibules for possible overnight and bivouac. If you intend to bring your own tent / bivy sack, please let us know prior to the trip -
- Community emergency first aid kit -
Our kit is thorough including Epi-Pens, ibuprofen, athletic tape, etc.
- Necessary avalanche and general snow safety / rescue equipment -

Ski Tour Andean Volcanoes of Patagonia

- Passport (check expiration date) and plane tickets! -


Note:


Bring what you comfortably normally ski with if not already on this list. Also, if you have any questions as to whether you have too much or too little, be sure to call or write. For general reference, if you can't carry everything you will bring, you probably have too much. Clothes can be purchased in Argentina, though selections and quality are probably better in the United States for most outdoors items.