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Old 08-09-2011, 08:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all. when i do go out west which is about twice a year i would like to have a low profile pack with me. I don't go in for lunch and need some room for an energy bar and such. I would also like it to have a hydration pouch. I don't go backcountry yet. I just do some trees, inbounds backcountry and sidecountry type stuff. All within the resort. Sometimes i venture a few feet out of the gate to build a jump. I am also going cat skiing in steamboat this year. So i am looking for a pack that can accommodate all this. one more question. Do i need to carry any gear for what im doing or am i safe enough on my own. Any help would be great

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Old 08-09-2011, 08:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Where do you find this inbounds Back and Sidecountry stuff? You mean off-piste?
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If you go "Out of bounds" or heli cat skiing at all, you need a shovel and probe pole. Look at Dakine for all these needs. (I filtered the results for you)

The shovel and probe are not for you, BUT TO DIG YOUR FRIENDS OUT! Not carrying these make you a risk and I wouldn't want you as a powder partner...
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like when i went to jackson hole they had these trees called the craigs which were blocked off and labeled inbounds backcountry same with another bowl they had. So lets just say off piste. And in steamboat there little hike to terrain where y0u have to hike to the top of the ridge then they have these tree runs.
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If you go "Out of bounds" or heli cat skiing at all, you need a shovel and probe pole. Look at Dakine for all these needs. (I filtered the results for you)

The shovel and probe are not for you, BUT TO DIG YOUR FRIENDS OUT! Not carrying these make you a risk and I wouldn't want you as a powder partner...
I know what gear you need if you are going heliskiing and cat skiing. I will be going cat skiing with a tour and they will provide the equipment. I will wait to go backcountry when im older. I am just looking for a pack for inbounds stuff such as glades and pretty much all of piste stuff. For what i do, do you think i need to carry any additional safety gear. And can u recommend be a low profile pack.
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look at the dakine link. The Heli Pack is the lowest profile and cost. As they get larger, they get more expensive. Any time you ride in zones that can slide, you should have the gear.
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:06 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Well from what i know if im doing just some off trail glades and such i dont need it if its in the resort. Is the dakine heli pack good for that stuff or is it onlly good for backcountry type deal? I heard the heli pro is better. Is there a differnce?
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look at the dakine link. The Heli Pack is the lowest profile and cost. As they get larger, they get more expensive. Any time you ride in zones that can slide, you should have the gear.
For sure.

That probe and shovel are pretty useless if you are not using beacons too. Don't forget those.

There is no such thing as inbounds backcountry. It's controlled terrain, call it what you want but it's not backcountry riding. Anyway, for what you are looking for the Dakine Heli pack is a good choice. It's low profile as mentioned and will carry what you need.
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^^^^^^^^ Excellent point. Avalanche Beacons from Backcountry.com
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For sure.

That probe and shovel are pretty useless if you are not using beacons too. Don't forget those.

There is no such thing as inbounds backcountry. It's controlled terrain, call it what you want but it's not backcountry riding. Anyway, for what you are looking for the Dakine Heli pack is a good choice. It's low profile as mentioned and will carry what you need.

Thanks Kill. I am probably going to with the normal dakine heli because the pro seems too big for me. I heard the mamut nirvana pack is good. Anybody have experience with it.
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