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Whistler Bc - Must Haves? Equipment?

So this is my first time going out Whistler BC. whata re some must haves when going out there? I want to do some back country riding if I can.

I am pretty sure we are doing a guided Cat trip one day.


Any help is appreciated. So Far:

1) Travel Bag
2) Possibly buying a powder board
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Helmet
Goggles
Gloves
Layers (Jacket, Under-Puffy, Poly base)
Pants are a must
Undies
Socks
Boots, Definitely bring boots!
Whatever board you get (I heard Capita's Charlie Slasher is good stuff) set the bindings back if the powder is deep.
Hot Tub attire, too.
Hmm, chapstick

should i stop, now? Haha Have fun, man!

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Helmet
Goggles
Gloves
Layers (Jacket, Under-Puffy, Poly base)
Pants are a must
Undies
Socks
Boots, Definitely bring boots!
Whatever board you get (I heard Capita's Charlie Slasher is good stuff) set the bindings back if the powder is deep.
Hot Tub attire, too.
Hmm, chapstick

should i stop, now? Haha Have fun, man!

I guess I was seeing if I really need a Probe, shovel, and beacon is a necessity if I am just doing one day of guided cat tours and probably staying on the resort areas. Maybe a camelback? stuff like that
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I guess I was seeing if I really need a Probe, shovel, and beacon is a necessity if I am just doing one day of guided cat tours and probably staying on the resort areas. Maybe a camelback? stuff like that
I would check with the Cat Guides, but I would assume no need for BSP, they aren't usually necessary in resort territory. That being said, if you have BSP, then it is good to have it with you. There have been cases of in-bounds slides. Also, a key way to fight altitude sickness is hydration, so your camelback isn't a bad idea. If it is a big enough pack, you can plan layers (carried or stored) in it for weather variability.

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Unless the cat tour says you need avalanche gear, you'll be fine in Whistler without it unless you intend to hike into the backcountry.

Besides that, the only stuff you need is your standard snowboard gear unless you have specific things you want to bring on the cat tour.

As far as altitude sickness, I wouldn't worry about that. Whistler is a pretty low elevation, I don't think I've ever experienced altitude sickness coming back to Whistler every year.

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Unless the cat tour says you need avalanche gear, you'll be fine in Whistler without it unless you intend to hike into the backcountry.

Besides that, the only stuff you need is your standard snowboard gear unless you have specific things you want to bring on the cat tour.

As far as altitude sickness, I wouldn't worry about that. Whistler is a pretty low elevation, I don't think I've ever experienced altitude sickness coming back to Whistler every year.
Agree with all of this, check the website but im 99 pecent that you don't need to have avi gear ror the cat. You can rent a fish or malolo for catboarding unless you are sure you want to buy a powder stick. If back country is your thing maybe look at a split setup.

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if ur going into canada...
passport
no felony convictions
plenty of $
good legs to ride all day for several days
and depending on conditions....rain gear with deep poo capabilities

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Rain gear? In all seriousness?

So I think I am just going to rent a pow board.


Anyone travel for trips like this? I am picking up a snowboard travel bag. Can I fit all my snowboard gear in there with my snowboard? I am trying to keep bags to a minimum. LEt me know thanks.
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rain gear = gortex at least 20k ...it rains in pnw....it can be puking on the top half and pouring buckets on the bottom half

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Depending on the bag you can fit lots in there. I just Packed my bag for one week at Jay Peak. Its a Dakine tour bag.

Board with bindings on
Boots
2 pairs of snow pants
winter coat
5 t-shirts
flannel shirt
sweat pants
2 sweaters
socks and boxers
4 pairs of long jons
3 thermal shirts
some knee pads and impact shorts for when I slam into those trees

And thats not even there biggest bag. If you get one of the roller bags from Dakine, Burton, Ride, whatever, you can cram allot of stuff in there.
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