Equipment Ski Touring Morocco

Luggage regulations for flights to Marrakech:

Hand luggage: One piece of hand luggage is permitted per passenger* up to 10 kg with a maximum size of 55 cm x 40 cm x 20 cm plus.

Checked-in luggage: Every passenger can check-in up to two pieces of luggage with a maximum weight of 20 kg.

Sports equipment: You are allowed to check-in a ski bag with a maximum weight of 20 kg. One pair of touring skis with poles weighs approximately 6 kg. It is best to put your safety equipment, skins and boots into the bag to take full advantage of the 20 kg allowance.

Excess baggage: If 10 kg hand luggage plus 20 kg checked-in luggage plus ski bag are not enough it is best to wear the ski boots during the flight (approx. 3 kg) and to carry some lightweight jogging shoes in your hand luggage.

Equipment checklist:
  • Touring skis with touring bindings
  • Ski crampons
  • Touring ski boots with profiled rubber sole
  • Climbing skins (recommended type: glue-on skins with tension fastening)
  • Ski poles (ordinary or telescopic)
  • Modern avalanche transceiver (beacon) with fresh batteries
  • Avalanche shovel
  • Avalanche probe
  • Bivouac sack for 2 persons (share one with your partner)
  • Crampons with anti-balling plates
  • First aid kit with rescue blanket (space blanket)
  • Torch or headlamp with spare batteries
  • Sunglasses
  • Ski goggles
  • Sunscreen and lip balm  (minimum SPF 25)
  • Thermos flask or other bottle, 1 to 2 l capacity
  • Quality sleeping bag suitable for at least -10° C comfort rating
  • Sleeping pad
  • Lighter
  • Travel toiletry bag, toilet paper
  • Swiss Army knife or Leatherman-tool
  • Wind and waterproof outdoor jacket (Gore-Tex or similar material)
  • Hardshell pants (Gore-Tex or similar)
  • Down jacket
  • Softshell ski touring or trekking pants (Schoeller-fabric)
  • Softshell or fleece jacket
  • Two pairs of gloves, light and heavy (e.g. thin gloves and mittens with hardshell)
  • Warm woolly hat or fleece beanie
  • Sun protection, e.g. baseball cap, hat or bandana
  • Three pairs of wool ski socks (recommondation: Smart Wool merino sock)
  • Sports underwear (recommondation: Smart Wool merino underwear)
  • Suitable clothing for sightseeing and city trips (warm temperatures)
  • Solid hiking boots
  • Aproach shoe or lightweight and low cut hiking shoe
  • Sandals
Other items:
  • Cash for private expenses. Credit cards and Bancomat are not widely accepted in Morocco
  • Passport, copy of passport, credit card, Bancomat card
  • Travel medical kit (for your needs)
  • Camera
  • Snacks for ski tours (mature cheese, hard-cured sausages, bacon, packaged wholegrain bread and energy bars. Dried fruits and nuts are available on location)
  • Ski bag
  • 40 l backpack with ski carrying system
  • Large travel bag with lock
  • Small backpack for city trips
Recommendations for transporting avalanche airbags:

According to the current regulations of IATA for the transport of avalanche airbags in airplanes, the airbag must be carried as hand luggage with the activation handle and cartridge attached.

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