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Get your skis on

Go from tramper to ski tourer with this kit.

Head Kore 99 $1499 ($1799 with bindings)
An all-around ski for backcountry or groomed slopes. Floats in deep powder and stays stiff and responsive. Lightened construction makes it suitable for skinning uphill. Available in men’s and women’s.

Head Kore 1 $1299
Featuring a ski-hike mechanism with a 45° range of motion, Superleggera buckles for a precise and comfortable fit, Grilflex shell with light and high-performance plastic, 3D customisation for a perfect fit.

The North Face Prophet 85 $650
Mountaineering pack made from 210D abrasion-resistant Cordura nylon fabric, ski-carry system, on-the-go back panel adjustment, oversized crampon pocket, avy-tool sleeve for quick access, tool keepers with covered tips, moulded hipbelt, hydration sleeve. 2410g.

Macpac Powder Gloves $159.99
Alpine gloves with softshell outer and waterproof eVent membrane, reinforced leather palm, soft suede thumb, wrist adjustment, one-handed drawcord cuff, brushed tricot lining, padded knuckle area, removable stretch fleece inner glove with tech touch tip and grip pattern.

Head AAAmbition 12 $799
Designed to improve alpine touring, the Ambition 12 AT features the benefits of innovative climbing technology, a natural ski flex, plus TYROLIA safety features and downhill performance.

Arva Reactor 32l Avalanche Airbag $1299.95
Safety pack inflates to carry the user to the top of an avalanche, refillable and exchangeable gas cartridges, equipment carry system can hold skis, snowboard or ice axes, helmet holder, goggle pocket, foam padded back panel, 32-litre capacity. 2110g.

Head AAAdrenaline 14 $899
The freeride AAAdrenalin 14 AT combines performance-driven downhill technology with a fast, convenient ergonomic walking mechanism for performance in all mountain zones.

The North Face Fuse Brigandine Jacket $1100
Ski jacket with a hyperarticulated fit that supports making turns, hiking and climbing, pack-friendly chest pockets, pit zip vents, internal pockets for stashing goggles and gloves, YKK AquaGuard zips, stretch powder skirt, adjustable hem. 900g.



Macpac Slope Jacket $399.99
Waterproof ski jacket with a breathable membrane, seam sealed, DWR finish, quilted lining with synthetic insulation, underarm zips, powder skirt, ski pass pocket on sleeve, YKK AquaGuard water-resistant zips, adjustable hood and hem, elasticated cuffs with Velcro, internal mesh pocket. 950g (m), 820g (w).



The North Face Mountain 25 $1100
Alpine tent with fully seam sealed bucket floor, dual doors with poled dual-entry front vestibule, high-strength reflective guylines, DAC poles and pegs, port window cold-crack tested to -51°C, high-low venting, multiple interior pockets. Sleeps three. 4.45kg.

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