Suggested Winter Equipment List
Do not underestimate the seriousness of a backcountry overnight trip. Please be aware that the yurt does not retain heat like a big insulated hut. Be prepared for cold sleeping temperatures and possible blizzard conditions at 11,200 ft. It is essential that everyone in your group come prepared to insure their safety in the event of an accident or equipment failure. Map and compass or GPS skills are important as well as backcountry skiing experience. Climbing skins, avalanche shovels and beacons are highly recommended.
• Leave the trailhead early and carry a good headlamp and plenty of easily accessible food and drinks for the trip uphill to the yurt. Depending on the snow and weather conditions, most groups take 4-6 hours to reach the yurt from the Yeoman trailhead.
• GROUP EQUIPMENT - Ski Equipment Repair Kit, First Aid Kit(s), Survival Kit, Avalanche Shovels & Transceiver, Probe Poles, Maps, Compass, (and depending on the length of your stay...) 1-2 Rolls of Toilet Paper, 1 Roll of Paper Towels, Food and lots of hot and cold Drink Mixes (Gatorade, etc.). Most cell phones work at the yurt.