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.
The following is a suggested gear list:
· Non-cotton top and bottom under layers
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 and skins:$35 plus tax
Split-snowboard, skins and poles:$45 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.