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post #31 of 55
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Originally Posted by lilywhite View Post

Yeah, I'm disabled it transmits tiny electric pulses through my skin to confuse my nerves into thinking I'm not in pain.

THat's awesome. 

post #32 of 55
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Originally Posted by lilywhite View Post

Yeah, I'm disabled it transmits tiny electric pulses through my skin to confuse my nerves into thinking I'm not in pain.


I used to use Schnapps for that...

post #33 of 55

Goggle cloth,gum,maybe a Cliff Bar.

post #34 of 55

not sure - but its finally time to get the gear out. Hopefully nothing - or at least nothing formerly edible. 

post #35 of 55

In the backcountry, whatever is appropriate - ten essentials, yada yada yada.

 

On the hill, I am another proponent of less being more...

 

Keys: not an unwieldy, jangly mass of crap; a screwball key ring with a three keys, a Utili-Key, a Ski Key (just the key), and a "Return To" tag. If where I'm skiing doesn't use Ski Keys, I leave the keys in my boot bag.

Wallet: again, not a big, fat, sciatica-inducing monstrosity; a magnetic money clip, one bill, two cards, and my license.  Now that I have a pass that can be used like a debit card at the mountain, I will probably leave the money clip in the car, and bring along my license for the obligatory apres beverage.

Tech: an iPhone, hooked up to helmet speakers and ready to pump out tunes, connect with my peeps, or frame up the money shot, all from the security of a Lifeproof case.

 

That's it.  I used to ski loaded for bear, with all the MacGyver crap you guys are toting around, and even more when I was a patroller.  But I got tired of bulging pockets and sounding like I was skiing in chain mail, so I started to ski with nothing but my clothes and added back the stuff I really missed.  Turns out all I really needed to carry was the smartphone; everything else lives in the boot bag.  Sure, I still carry all that stuff when I'm not inside the ropes, but when you're inbounds, it's really liberating not to have all that stuff weighing me down.  YMMV, etc.

post #36 of 55

wallet

comb

ski pass on clip
Klenex tissue packet
two sets of key loops one with a Classic Swiss army knife
trail map
whistle clipped into upper coat chest pocket.
gum
maybe some individually wrapped hard candy
Sansa Clip+ MP3 plus headphones
small tube of sunscreen
eyeglasses

Maybe my tiny Nikon S3100 if I want to bother.

I'm likely to wear goggles except in the spring when will switch to sunglasses and a baseball style cap.

Now if it is cold, windy, but not stormy, maybe
Seirus expedition weight balaclava

If its also snowing, then a few cut squares of synthetic chamois.

post #37 of 55

Assuming I'm not skiing with a pack:

Snack
Water
Glove liners
Spare socks

Helmet liner
Neck gator
Pass
Money
Phone
Spare contacts
Lip stuff
Spare pole basket
Sunglasses

post #38 of 55
Phone
Cash
Pass
Cheese-- in wax
Landjäger

Condoms (never know... secret huts smile.gif )

Copy of "How to woo Germanic ski bunnies in their native language" (see above)

Glue-on moustache (To hide from Germanic snowboarder girlfriend when making use of previous two items)

Plastic bag (for filling with snow and using on black eye when the disguise doesn't work OR gf reads this post...)
post #39 of 55

When I'm freeskiing:

 

Wallet

Ski-gee

ContourHD (when not in use)

Chapstick

Goggle cloth

Swiss Army knife

Pass (RFID, stays in pocket)

My faithful Android

granola bars (not chewy!)

 

When I'm instructing:

 

Wallet

Ski-gee

Chapstick

Goggle cloth

Pass

Android

Tissues

Pen/Pencil

Progress Cards

Class list

Gummi Bears

Trail maps

Dry erase marker

Sharpie

Old pass to scrape snow off kids' boots

Handwarmers

Emergency kit (gloves, gauze, bandaids, accident form)

Whatever random stuff kids have dropped or taken off

post #40 of 55

likewise, less is better especially when sliding at home area.

Cell phone (sometimes), whistle (always), energy bars (homemade) some cash, sansa, goggle wipe cloth, carmex and pass.

post #41 of 55

I have a lot of roomy pockets in my jacket and bibs:

Some cash

Pass

Driver's license

Car key

Credit card

small cable lock

small Bic lighter

whistle

phone

Blistex and/or small tube of sunscreen

cat trax

ski straps

bar

water in bladder type bottle

Notwax (in warm weather)

Sometimes a spare goggle lense

Sometimes a pair of sunglasses

post #42 of 55

What's in your pockets

 

Snow, more snow... a little more snow!redface.gif

post #43 of 55

keys and wallet. 

post #44 of 55
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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

IMO less is more: 

  • chap stick
  • ski pass
  • thin wallet with a few bucks, a CC and driver license
  • Via Coffee packs
  • Flask
  • baggie of almonds
  • Car key
  • iPhone

 

As always, YMMV

 

When I need a drink, I now know who to look for.

post #45 of 55
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Originally Posted by nolo View Post

Hey Pat -- What kind of candy for the kids? Instructors everywhere want to know what packs the best!

Jolly Ranchers ,of course. 

post #46 of 55
I usually stick to my basic list of useful items
Water in a camelback
Sandwich/other lunch food in the camelback
Phone
Wallet
Keys
Cliff bar(s) in case I run out of other food
Trail maps
Season pass
post #47 of 55
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Originally Posted by noncrazycanuck View Post

not sure - but its finally time to get the gear out. Hopefully nothing - or at least nothing formerly edible. 


just a few tissues (unused) 2 pieces of gum still in wrapper and bonus a $10 bill. Snowed a lot on the local mountains last couple of days - already North Shore resorts talking the "we could be open early" - but they won't it's October and the pineapple express will soon wash it away.  Snow in all the mountain passes and a lot more called for so it won't be long.

post #48 of 55
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Originally Posted by GarryZ View Post

Jolly Ranchers ,of course. 


hijack2.gifAck, not hard candy! Giving kids hard candy mid-lesson is just begging for a choking incident. Gummi Bears are awesome, although I've been thinking of getting away from them too... I'll start a new thread on the Instruction board, so I don't over-hijack this one.

post #49 of 55
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Originally Posted by GarryZ View Post

Jolly Ranchers ,of course. 

 

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Originally Posted by freeski919 View Post


hijack2.gifAck, not hard candy! Giving kids hard candy mid-lesson is just begging for a choking incident. Gummi Bears are awesome, although I've been thinking of getting away from them too... I'll start a new thread on the Instruction board, so I don't over-hijack this one.

 

I never gave any lesson student kids anything edible.  What if they turn out to be diabetic or have some crazy allergic reaction to whatever you may have given them?
 

That said, I've brought MnMs along skiing with my own before..

post #50 of 55
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post

 

 

I never gave any lesson student kids anything edible.  What if they turn out to be diabetic or have some crazy allergic reaction to whatever you may have given them?
 

That said, I've brought MnMs along skiing with my own before..

Full day programs, we feed them snacks and lunch as part of the program. The parents tell us about any medical stuff at the outset. 

post #51 of 55
Regular day:

-Phone
-Wallet
-Camera
-Keys
-Pass
-Lip balm (couldn't live without it)
-Comb (helmet hair!)
-Sunglasses
-Contour camera (sometimes)
-Sunscreen

Off-piste, backcountry, unusual conditions, etc:

-Phone
-Wallet
-Camera & batts
-Contour camera
-Keys
-Pass
-Lip balm
-Comb
-Sunglasses
-Sunscreen
-Clif bar
-Pen & pad
-Platypus with water
-Energy gel
-Nail file
-Swiss army knife
-Kleenex
-Lens cleaner for goggles
-Spray-on wax
-Spare $20 bill
-Jolly Ranchers or the like (for me, I'm not an instructor)

I used to use a pack, but I didn't like the feel of one and my ski jacket & pants have plenty of pockets so I can fit all that in there quite comfortably.
post #52 of 55

I ski with a pack so I can carry around my Jimmy Johns sandwich for lunch hehe

post #53 of 55
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Originally Posted by ScourgeSkier View Post

I ski with a pack so I can carry around my Jimmy Johns sandwich for lunch hehe


Oh man, I'm tracking you down at lunch time then.

 

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post #54 of 55
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post

 

 

I never gave any lesson student kids anything edible.  What if they turn out to be diabetic or have some crazy allergic reaction to whatever you may have given them?
 

That said, I've brought MnMs along skiing with my own before..

You always ask the parents first. Anything digested by their children is at their discretion. Except the kid who eats snow all  day long.  Never forget who brought them to you while keeping foremost the experience the kid receives.

Kids almost universally like Jolly Rancher. It"s great skiing candy

post #55 of 55

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Edited by GarryZ - 10/30/12 at 9:08pm
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