WINTER PACKING LIST

Please keep in mind that we are providing a rustic backcountry experience!

OUTDOOR GEAR

  • Skis, splitboard and skins, or snowshoes (make sure all equipment is durable and in good working condition before leaving)
  • Boots that you have previously broken in
  • Poles
  • All necessary safety equipment for traveling in avalanche territory, including beacons, probes, shovels with the knowledge of how to use them.
  • Headlamp/flashlight with extra batteries
  • Small personal first-aid kit
  • Leatherman or knife
  • Water bottle
  • Compass
  • Topo maps of the area (Check out the local Forest Service office in Moab for more information – 435.259.7155)

CLOTHING AND PERSONAL GEAR

  • Layered clothing – preferably not cotton – Long johns, thermal tops, insulating layers
  • Wool Socks – 1 pair per day
  • Waterproof/windproof jacket/shell
  • Down/synthetic coat
  • Warm hat
  • Warm gloves/mittens
  • Extra pair of lighter gloves/mittens
  • Sunglasses/goggles
  • Loungewear – soft pants, cozy sweaters, warm socks
  • Indoor shoes/slippers/down booties
  • Personal towel
  • Personal Care Items: toothbrush & toothpaste, deodorant, sunscreen, feminine products, ibuprofen and any other medications you require. Ear plugs in the case of noisy bunk mates.
  • Entertainment items: Books, games, iPod & speakers & instruments are nice to have at the end of the day. We stock some games/magazines/books (Keep in mind there is no electricity or ability to charge devices)

FOOD/BEVERAGES/WATER

  • Food for all meals including seasonings and oils
  • All beverages, coffee and tea
  • Insulated travel mug
  • Water: In the winter, we do not provide water but supply large melting pots and purifying tablets.

BEDDING

  • You must bring ALL bedding: Pillows, weather-appropriate sleeping bag (0 degree recommended) or sheets & blankets – Temps inside the yurt can drop down to outside temps if someone isn’t up stoking the fire.

THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND:

  • Please note, there is no electricity in the yurts. Come with a fully-charged cell phone and keep on Airplane Mode or OFF to conserve battery for emergencies. Consider bringing a small solar charger or battery pack to keep you electronics charged.
  • Our yurts are pet-free – NO EXCEPTIONS. Please leave your furry friends at home. Please see the links located on our RESOURCES page for kennels and boarding options in Moab.
  • A snow sled is a great alternative to a backpack.  A sled can carry more volume and weight than a regular backpack.