Sup Ns, I'm securing a job in Revelstoke for next winter and was thinking it would be a great place to get into AT with all the sidecountry and backcountry options in that area. Haven't taken my Ast 1 as of yet but I'm fairly certain they run them pretty regularly out of the resort.
I'm in the market for new boots because I'm looking for something stiffer than my current 110's and now with tech inserts and a walk mode. Boot wise I'm going to go for whatever a boot fitter puts me in but I'm looking for a hybrid boot with some chargability.
In the ski department I'm looking into the Armada Tracer 108, Moment Wildcat 108 Tour, Head Kore 105, Atomic Backland 109, Saloman Qst 106. It doesn't have to be a twin tip. Looking for something with some backbone that won't kill me on the way up. The reason I'm not going wider is because I want to do some tours in the spring as well.
With bindings I'm looking at the new Shift binding, Marker Kingpins and the Fritschi Tectons. Feeling a bit scared off from the Shift with all the talk of issues!
With avy gear I'm blind as a bat. No idea what makes of beacons, probes and shovels are well received. No idea about skins either but I guess that's more ski dependent. I'm thinking any pack from a reputable brand will be good enough. Size wise I'm thinking of doing some day tours so 30l should do the treat?
Just looking for some guidance from those more experienced!
Thanks for the help in advance!