Ski Repair Kit: Build Your Own

Friday, April 29, 2011

If you're heading into the backcountry for a day or multi-day tour it's key to have a ski repair kit. You never know when something is going to crap out. You can save the day and avoid a potential epic by putting together your own kit. Here are a few things I have in my pack: 

Day touring repair kit:

duct tape

spare ski pole basket

hose clamps for ski pole repair

bailing wire

multitool w/ pliers and wire cutters, etc.

binding buddy tool with applicable driver bits

spare climbing skin parts- tip loop, tail strap and clips

zip ties, assorted

climbing skin wax

small bar universal glide wax

small ski base scraper

binding screw repair kit- assorted binding screws, steel wool, gorilla super glue or quick cure epoxy

several long voile ski straps


Additional multiday items to consider:

spare binding components for tele and AT bindings, i.e. heel or toe assemblies, heel throws, cables

small helicoil kit to properly repair pulled binding screws

spare beacon batteries

spare boot buckle

small file


Enjoy your next day of skiing and stay safe in the backcountry.


Mike Soucy

Colorado Mountain School Guide


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