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post #61 of 81

Best Buy, well, practically

Two types of days, generally, out of town trips (Whistler, Aspen, Alta) versus local (Squaw, Alpine):

local:
Da Kine heli pack, with water bladder
Wife's extra layer, goggles
energy bars
radio (so we can hook up when we ski separately)
sunscreen/lip balm/eye drops/ski lock, etc.
camera
Ipod

out of town, add:
add digital camcorder
sandwich (Don't stop much when I'm exploring new terrain)
post #62 of 81
If I'm on a basic inbounds day, no pack: just lip balm, snack, driver's license, some cash, sunglasses, phone, little tiny roll of duct tape, and ski lock. Occasionally a Camelback.

Once I went around the bullwheel when my fanny pack stuck in the seat back, so I try to pack light these days.
post #63 of 81
I carry a shovel, skins and an avi probe when skiing in Connecticut. When climbing and skiing the mountains of New Jersey, I add crampons, ice axe and a change of underwear.

Give Thatsagirl a break and consider where her point of reference is. When I'm home at Hunter, NY, as Thatsagirl is at Jay Peak, where every run ends at the lodge, I look sideways at people carrying large packs also, trying to figure out what could possibly be in there. I have seen people with packs with 'biners clipped on and assorted other paraphenalia looking like their about to assault Everest. Yeah, I call them gapers....

When I'm out west and intending to go OB, or earning my turns backcountry, I carry a pack for my skins, shovel and probe, and since I'm already carrying a pack, I might carry an extra layer. If I'm going to stay inbounds, I only carry what fits in my pockets, everything else stays in the car or lodge.
post #64 of 81

PackBacker

I always have a pack with me, always. This is a list of what i carry in my backpack at all times on the slopes. I also wear a fanny pack at the same time, but that is basically filled with the essentials like money, food, screen, phone, etc..
This is what is in my pack;
100 ft. of rope
Necessary caribaners
Ice axe
Shovel
Skins
Beacon
Protractor
Tape Measurer
Laser
Tanning lotion
Folding chair
Season 1 Simpsons DVD
PeeWee Herman suit
Hair gel
Johnny Moseley autographed Johnny Moseley.com sticker
iPod
Atari
Cosby sweater
Glen Plake
Nail scissors
Turkey Baster
and my laptop
This way, i am always prepared. It also serves as a timecapsle of sorts, in case i am buried in an avalanche and thawed out several years later. Everyone should follow suit, the world would be a better place
B
post #65 of 81
Quote:
Originally Posted by brannen
I always have a pack with me, always. This is a list of what i carry in my backpack at all times on the slopes. I also wear a fanny pack at the same time, but that is basically filled with the essentials like money, food, screen, phone, etc..
This is what is in my pack;
100 ft. of rope
Necessary caribaners
Ice axe
Shovel
Skins
Beacon
Protractor
Tape Measurer
Laser
Tanning lotion
Folding chair
Season 1 Simpsons DVD
PeeWee Herman suit
Hair gel
Johnny Moseley autographed Johnny Moseley.com sticker
iPod
Atari
Cosby sweater
Glen Plake
Nail scissors
Turkey Baster
and my laptop
This way, i am always prepared. It also serves as a timecapsle of sorts, in case i am buried in an avalanche and thawed out several years later. Everyone should follow suit, the world would be a better place
B
LOL!!! About to pee myself...

Nice. But you did forget your water purification kit, scented candles, small bag of fertilizer, and an original copy of OneFish, TwoFish, RedFish, BlueFish...
post #66 of 81
I've never skiied with a backpack but I could see how useful it is. Up in my little hills of western ny it's completely unnecessary, but up in actual mountains I think it'd be alot more comfortable to stash some water, a sandwhich or some type of food, and whatever other supplies in a pack rather than loading the pockets with stuff. It drives me nuts having all sorts of stuff in my pockets while I'm skiing, makes it feel too bulky. Plus I'm already a somewhat big guy as it is so I feel bulky enough with my jacket on.
post #67 of 81
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Originally Posted by ChrisInSeattle
Hm. That's a good point. Maybe I should buy another one of these in case Arc'teryx ever discontinue them....

You might should see if you can find one to look around near you. I think it's the kind of thing that would appeal to old sk00l fanny packers. It has all the benefits of both back packs and fanny packs, but has none of the negatives of either

Well, except that some people might still call you a gaper. :
I love my Arc'teryx Quiver pack (that's its official name). From what I've heard they are not huge sellers, so I wouldn't be surprised if they did discontinue them. All the retails shops around me have stopped carrying them as well. But it is a great pack. Only shortcoming is it only comes in one Torso length -- and I've got a very long torso.
David
post #68 of 81
I carry cell phone, $20, ID, credit card, (I will start carrying my health card - very good idea), 1.5 L water, extra goggles, glove liners, neck gaiter, chapstick, sun block, sandwich, some power bars ... or, how about this answer instead: "I really don't need a bag, but I do to carry belongings for two people, as I am tired of having to constantly go back to the lodge with THATSAGIRL because she thinks only "g****s" wear packs."
post #69 of 81
Camelpak
credit card
$20 bill
cat crap for lips
Flask of Scotch
Small camera

My camelpak doubles as a small backpack with a couple of storage pockets. In these I'll stick some fruit, and peanut butter & honey sandwich.

I'll also carry a pair of flip-flops in one of the pockets so that if I go to the lodge and pull my boots off, it's easy to slip these on to go to the bathroom.

And frankly if anyone looks "ascance" at me slipping on the flip-flops ... well I could not care less!
post #70 of 81
I clearly need to up my gaper quotient.

Where's the best deal on one of these arc'teryx quiver packs?
post #71 of 81
Quote:
It's a prejoritive term applied to anyone who seems uncool
Wow! Do people actually care about that?! Maybe I've just been skiing and boarding too long on the West Coast with a bunch of students (making the prevailing attitude "who gives a #### what you look like, can you board/ski?

I pity the poor member of our group who, while unknowingly being scorned by snobbish skiers, had to carry our sandwiches and drinks, as none of us could afford to spend the ridiculous prices they charge for lunch on the slopes at Whistler/Blackcomb. I've never carried a backpack myself. Usually just credid card, health card, energy bars, juice box, lip balm, heat packs, toque/neckwarmer/something in case I get cold, and maybe a camera and cell phone crammed into my pockets. I was considering getting a small backpack to throw it all in plus extra water and possibly carry a shovel for certain trips. One of my friends got a bit freaked out by that inbounds avalanche at Blackcomb a few weeks ago and I doubt he'll be willing to hit certain places without one. I guess I'll just have to look like a gaper (never heard the term before here.... maybe I'd have been better off not knowing).

Oh, and by the way, when my I take my dad skiing and he goes zooming down the green runs in his circa 1990 snow suit (with "tasteful" purple and green accents) I don't look at him and go "what a harsh gaper!", I think "Isn't it great that he's 64, never got to ski when he was younger, but hits the slopes whenever (and however) he can now!" Heck, we all have to learn sometime.
post #72 of 81

What was the original question????

It was "what do you carry ......" NOT what is best, or who is better, or who is a gapper, or who can beat up who, or who is cooler or or or or.

That being said, I ski Jackson Hole as a local, (taking today off as I don't ski when it is below zero anymore) Started skiing in W. NY (KB, Glenwood, Holiday Valley) in 1965. Lived in Wyoming since 1978 and have skied JH or as the marketing office used to call it "the BIG ONE" since 1978. Average 30+ days a year and have a real M-F job.

In answer to the original question: I carry money, my drivers license, a credit card, chap stick and a handkerchief. Thats it.

Jackson is big, but I am never more that 10 minutes away from water or food. I eat my own cooking enough and at 53 I can use the break of a lunch that someone else made, and a rest. When I was in my 20's it was different, I didn't need the break couldn't afford the mountain food, and wanted to "get my moneys worth" out of the ticket.

We all need to keep in mind. IT IS JUST SKIING. Some days its good some days its bad, and no matter who you are, there will always be someone better, braver, faster, or cooler than you. And that person sure isn't me.

Off the topic, but in the framework of cooler, faster, and braver, last season I did see Tommy Moe ski for about 10 seconds, and he was gone gone gone, Gold Medal winners sure can put on the afterburners with not even a second thought.

And he wasn't wearing a back pack, or an hydration pack, and he problably didn't need his ID or CC or money.
post #73 of 81
I carry a small pack for snacks, goggles, radio, powder cords, leatherman tool, water, 1st aid kit, neck warmer, spare glasses, iPod. (if OB then add avy gear). I hate having pockets filled with stuff. Plus skiing the big mountains out west it wastes so much time getting back down to the lodge or car than it is to carry stuff with you while the powder is still good. Plus I have straps on my pack for the skis if I hike in-bounds.
post #74 of 81
- key
- credit card
- insurance card

Usually always carry a cc and ins card. Wouldn't ya know the day I didn't a few years ago I dislocated my shoulder. Couldn't get out of the clinic without paying or giving ins info. for x-rays and exam.
post #75 of 81
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Originally Posted by tetsuma
I love my Arc'teryx Quiver pack (that's its official name). From what I've heard they are not huge sellers, so I wouldn't be surprised if they did discontinue them. All the retails shops around me have stopped carrying them as well. But it is a great pack. Only shortcoming is it only comes in one Torso length -- and I've got a very long torso.
David
Yeah, I've noticed that they're getting more uncommon in stores. Nobody I meet on the lifts and such seems as impressed with the pack as I am. I think I've only had one person in thee years ask me it. I don't think they know what they're missing.

I should get another one. Especially since I bought an arc'teryx jacket this year, and I can get a Quiver with the back panel that matches my jacket!!!!

[I'll just take my Gaper Gold Medal now, if you don't mind... ]
post #76 of 81
Quote:
Originally Posted by mudfoot
I am a veteran skier and I do "look askance at people skiing inbounds with a backpack" because to me it seems totally unnecessay and possibly insecure. After patroling for many years and having to wear a heavy fanny pack I cannot imagine why anyone would want to ski with the hassle of a pack if they don't have to, but if you want to carry it and you can keep it out of my way on the chair and the tram I don't care if you ski in a clown suit and carry your mother on your back. If it adds to your enjoyment of skiing and doesn't affect mine then it must be a good thing.
Why in the world would you "look askance at people skiing inbounds with a backpack"? You can ski inbounds, but off piste, and still get in some hairy situations. Just seems like a completely ridiculous statement, akin to, "As a veteran driver, I look askance at anyone who drives on a road with an SUV."

Anyway, I carry the Menace Camel Bak, and that affords me enough room to carry some extras, and I usually stock up. Even if I'm not skiing BC, I always carry extra food (apples, protien bars, trail mix). Got stuck on a lift for over an hour this season, so that came in handy. I carry extra layers, and one of those thermal blankets that fold up to the size of a cell phone. Sunscreen and lip balm, anti fog stuff, binding or board tools, diamond stone, credit card, cash, carabiners, cell phone, 2-way radio.
post #77 of 81
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Originally Posted by Forrester
Not only do you lack to fortitude to back up your feelings, but you project those onto 'verteran skiers'. Have you conducted a scientific poll to determine whether 'veteren skiers' honestly believe this way?

And it's fine and dandy if you can outski me. I've been on planks for 5 of my 27 years. Money says that I could kick you around a football field, a baseball field, a basketball court, and a boxing ring, but that doesn't make me superior.

With all that being said, I'm glad I choose the Rockies and the Sierras for my ski vacations. If all East Cost 'Ski Veterans' are as negatively judgemental as you appear, I'm glad I'm not supporting your local economies.
Right on! East Coast sking sucks anyway. I look askance at anyone East of the Mississippi.
post #78 of 81
Quote:
Originally Posted by lurking bear
I clearly need to up my gaper quotient.

Where's the best deal on one of these arc'teryx quiver packs?
I ordered one this morning from backcountry.com for $89.95 with free shipping. They had 3 different colors to choose from. There were links to online dealers at the supplied website but the price was pretty consistent from what I could find.
post #79 of 81
Quote:
Originally Posted by sibhusky
Please be advised that anyone using the term "gaper" about another skier is just an ******* who deserves to repeat high school.
They graduated the first time?
post #80 of 81
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Originally Posted by pedalbiker
I ordered one this morning from backcountry.com for $89.95 with free shipping. They had 3 different colors to choose from. There were links to online dealers at the supplied website but the price was pretty consistent from what I could find.
Hey, let know how you guys like the Quiver. If you tell me it sucks, I'll stop telling people who great it is.
post #81 of 81
Never wear a pack unless I have an avi transmiter on , other than that theres always enough room to put my beer in my partners pack. Worst case scenario I'll carry a plastic bag with beer and stash on hill somewhere..............
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