A few people were not able to access the equipment list on the site, so here it is!
WHISTLER TRIP EQUIPMENT LIST
In General (This section applies to EVERYONE, and especially grade 8 students.)
Students should be prepared for warm, cold, and wet weather. It is therefore important to dress in layers so they can be taken off or be put on when appropriate. Quantities of each item will vary between individuals. Just remember that we will be gone for 2 days, and things will get dirty and wet. Also, you should be able to carry ALL of your belongings yourself. DO NOT BRING electronics (i.e. cellular phones, cd players, mp3 players, etc.) or knives or UNNECESSARY VALUABLES (ie. birth certificate, bank cards, jewelry, etc.) When packing, ensure all your belongings fit INTO your bags. Also, LABEL your bags for easy recognition.
Water and Wind Resistant Jacket
Water and Wind Resistant Snow Pants
Warmth Layer – jacket, fleece jacket, sweatshirt/hoodie will all be suitable
Under Layer – t-shirts, sweat-wicking material would be great but not a necessity, long underwear (optional)
Toque – an absolutely necessary piece of clothing in a winter environment
Gloves – ski/board gloves that are water resistant
Runners – 1 pair
Wool Socks – keep feet warm when wet
Athletic Socks (2)
Socks may get wet so plan appropriately. Long underwear is optional.
Change of clothes for travel time and down time.
Helmet – mandatory!!! Helmets are available at Costco, Sport Chek, Sport Mart, etc. for affordable prices. If you borrow one, ensure that it fits!
Water bottle (1)
MUG FOR HOT CHOCOLATE AT THE LODGE!
Toiletries – toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, etc.
Sleeping – BRING A SLEEPING BAG
Ski/Snowboard Equipment if applicable
SNOWBOARDERS should strongly consider wearing wrist guards.
**Students should only bring what is necessary. There are NOT many opportunities to spend money. Also, wallets, valuable cards (i.e. birth certificate, etc.) are NOT necessary to have. Student GO cards etc. are okay. If you must, bring a ZIPLOC bag to take valuables with you.**