Information & Gear List

Utah Mountain Adventures (UMA) will provide you with an avalanche transceiver and a shovel if you don’t have those. You need to be prepared to travel uphill on skis. If you are a telemark skier and have telemark equipment, all you will need are skins and heel lifters, if those are not mounted to your skis. If you are an alpine (or downhill) skier, we recommend that you use randonnee (or alpine touring) skis and bindings with climbing skins.

If you have any questions, or if you want rental gear, please call Utah Mountain Adventures at 801-550-3986 or e-mail uma@utahmountainadventures.com

 The following is a suggested gear list:

· Non-cotton top and bottom under layers
· Insulation layer (fleece, down, or synthetic vest or jacket)
· Waterproof/windproof top and bottom outer shell
· Wool (and liner) socks
· Waterproof snow gloves or mittens
· Light gloves for uphill
· Warm hat
· Sun hat
· Sunglasses and goggles
· Sunscreen
· 2 liters of water
· Lunch (provided by Alta Lodge) and snacks
· Backpack with straps to carry skis (UMA can provide)
· Ski boots (tele, alpine or randonnee)
· Alpine touring or telemark skis
· Ski poles with powder baskets
· Skins
· Avalanche transceiver
· Shovel

Utah Mountain Adventures (UMA) equipment can only be rented to participants who are being guided by UMA guides.  UMA guides can deliver and adjust this gear for participants.

Alpine touring skis, poles and skins:$40 plus tax
Split-snowboard, skins and poles:$50 plus tax
Skins only:$10 plus tax
Snowshoes and poles:$15 plus tax

The areas around Alta that we choose to ski depend on snow conditions, avalanche hazard and current weather, so we cannot tell you in advance exactly where we will go. In any case, we will adjust the pace, the length of the climbs, the number of climbs and the difficulty of the descents to the ability of the group. Our guides are used to touring with people of varying abilities and fitness levels within a group. Each participant will get individual care so that stronger people may be able to make more runs or ski more difficult terrain.