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Winter equipment

Right clothing and equipment are essential for successful skiing in the Norwegian mountains.

It does not have to be the latest fashion, but it should protect you against weather and wind. The innermost layer should keep the skin dry and provide insulation. Choose wool garments that fits snugly. The intermediate layer provides insulation and transport moisture away from the body. They may be made of wool or fleece. The outer garments must provide wind and moisture protection. 

A loaded winter back pack should not weigh more then 14 kg. Weigh your back pack for control. The following list is a suggestion of what you should bring on an organized ski tour from cabin to cabin. Pack light and don’t take too much!


Huldreheimen. foto: Kristin Baune Bochud
Huldreheimen. foto: Kristin Baune Bochud
Long underwear (wool)

Thick sweater (wool/fleece)

Wool socks

Long windproof mountain hooded jacket or anorak

Mountain ski trousers or wind proof trousers

Woollen gloves and windproof mittens


Skis (minimum 50 mm wide, with steel edges)

Strong mountain ski poles with substantial baskets

Sturdy ski boots (leather)

Ski wax, scraper


Protection against weather

Sun glasses and goggles


Extra pair of socks

Extra pair of gloves/mittens


Extra woollen underwear

Raingear (if you do not have waterproof mountain clothing) 

Thick sweater, fleece jacket or down jacket

Skins for skis


Emergency equipment

foto: Ellen Næsje
foto: Ellen Næsje

Personal first aid kit

Light repair kit

Emergency ration food (chocolate, raisins, nuts, etc.)

Emergency bivouac for mountaineers


Thermos and lunch packet

Headlight/flashlight with extra batteries



Sleeping mat

Sleeping bag


In the cabins

Light indoor shoes/clothes

Toilet articles, small towel

DNT-membership card

Cash/credit card

Evt. sleeping liner