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Planning for your Trip


Being prepared is key to enjoying your adventures with us. Please review this packing list, then get ready to have some fun!

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  • Pants (comfortable and quick drying, not cotton)
  • Shorts (quick drying is best, not cotton)
  • T-shirt (quick drying is best, not cotton)
  • Fleece jacket or warm shirt
  • Swimsuit
  • Rain jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Socks (at least one pair wool or fleece)
  • Tennis shoes or hiking boots (with good tread for hiking)
  • Sport sandals with back strap
  • Brimmed hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle
  • Lip balm with SPF
  • Personal toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste)
  • Prescribed medications
  • Casual attire for relaxing at lodging
  • Lunch Box (you will be packing a lunch every day. Help the ASC reduce waste by bringing a lunch container or reusable bags if you have any).

*ASC has limited items to borrow, so please let us know if you need any listed item.


Crested Butte and the Gunnison Valley are between 7,000 and 10,000 feet above sea level. The following tips will help you to adjust to this environment.

  1. Increase your water intake before you arrive in Crested Butte – Dehydration can occur over several days and it is best to prevent it by starting to drink water early.
  2. Drink a lot of water and electrolyte drinks once you arrive – A very small amount of fluid loss in the body can significantly affect your ability to perform.
  3. Protect your skin and eyes – At high elevation, it is very important to wear sunscreen and eye protection. It will be necessary to reapply sunscreen several times during the day even when it is cloudy.
  4. Be prepared for weather and dress in layers –Temperatures can drop rapidly. It is best to dress in warm layers and be prepared for any conditions.


In order to get the most out of our trip, we recommend that you read this Pre-Trip Wellness Regimen booklet.

Pre Trip Wellness Regimen Book