What to Bring

Guests must bring their own lunch on arrival day as lunch is not served at Assiniboine Lodge. 

Due to limited space on the helicopter, luggage restrictions apply. 

Winter Gear List

Please bring a lunch for arrival day.  All meals are included from dinner on arrival day and ending with lunch on departure day.

We provide avalanche transceivers (Elements Barryvox from Mammut), avalanche probes (Light from Mammut – 240 cm. long), and shovels (Black Diamond Light).

Skiing:

  • Alpine-touring, light-touring or telemark skis (one pair of skis per person). You could bring a split snowboard if you prefer this over touring skis.  If you bring a second pair of skis with you, there will be a helicopter surcharge fee of $25 each way.  *If you need rental gear, try “Gear Up Mountain Sport and Rentals” in Canmore www.gearupsport.com
  • Your own climbing skins
  • Ski boots
  • Ski poles
  • Ski wax (We like Swix Blue, Special Blue and Purple)
  • Down or ski jacket
  • Wind and snow resistant ski pants
  • Wind and snow resistant jacket
  • Wool sweater or fleece jacket
  • Long underwear shirt and pants
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Short-sleeved shirt
  • 3 pairs of skiing socks 
  • Wool or fleece hat
  • Sun hat
  • Scarf or neck tube
  • Mitts or ski gloves
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Goggles (optional)
  • Sun block lotion & lip protector
  • Small daypack
  • Thermos and/or water bottle
  • Camera (charge batteries at home)

Lodge life:

  • Mountain casual clothing for meals
  • Personal toiletries
  • Flashlight/headlamp with extra batteries
  • Bathing suit for sauna (optional)
  • Inside shoes (runners)
  • Outside snow boots

Additional items if you are skiing in or out:

  • Climbing skins
  • First aid kit and matches
  • Spare binding parts and tools
  • Map and trail guide book

 

Summer Gear List 

Hiking:

  • Hiking boots
  • Gaiters for early season hiking
  • Wind and water resistant pants
  • Wind and water resistant jacket
  • Wool sweater or fleece jacket
  • Hiking pants (not blue jeans)
  • Long underwear shirt and pants
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Short-sleeved shirt
  • Shorts
  • 3 pairs of hiking socks 
  • Wool or fleece hat
  • Sun hat
  • Scarf or neck tube
  • Mitts or light gloves
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Sun block lotion & lip protector
  • Small daypack
  • Thermos and/or water bottle
  • Camera 
  • Mosquito repellent (July and early August)
  • Fishing license (purchase online now) 

Lodge life:

  • Mountain casual clothing for meals
  • Personal toiletries
  • Flashlight/headlamp with extra batteries
  • Bathing suit for sauna (optional)
  • Inside shoes (runners)

Additional items if hiking in or out:

  • First aid kit and matches
  • Trail map
  • Trail guide book

Optional hiking gear:

  • Poles for hiking
  • Fishing rod and tackle
  • Camp knife

Please click here for print version of “Summer Gear list”