SnoCountry's Last Minute Gift Ideas For Skiers, Riders
Gifting is an art. Here are SnoCountry.com’s fun ideas to help you navigate the last minute trails.
Fugoo Sport: Every roadtrip, hotel stay and tailgater needs tunes. Let everyone enjoy the beat with the waterproof Fugoo Sport bluetooth speaker. With a 40-hour battery life, incredible fidelity and a casing built to take a beating, it’s the perfect complement to an active lifestyle. Plus, it comes with a mounting socket that secures your speaker to boards, poles, straps, or anything else you’ve got. It also works as a speakerphone. $149.
Leki Cloud 14T Ski Poles: Ski poles are like socks. Skiers need them but they will go years before replacing them unless they get lost, stolen or busted. The elegant Cloud 14Ts will put a twinkle in her eye. The aluminum shaft rocks solid plant performance for aggressive female skiers but is also lightweight and pretty. $79.95
DryGuy Green Heat: There are a ton of battery packs on the market these days but few do double time as a hand warmer. The Green Heat is mostly a charger and the bonus is the warming feature. It holds enough juice to charge two smartphones or keep your digits warm for up to two hours. $28.
Exofficio Persian Print Coat: Exofficio doesn’t just make the best hi-tec underwear in the land (the Give n’ Go) but they have some sweet women’s fleece jackets too. The Persian Print is the perfect après piece for the lodge, lounging or sunny stroll on Main Street. It also has a cool, hidden security zip pocket for ID or other small items. Sizing tends to run large. $130.
Bronwen Wrap Bracelet: Active jewelry is not an oxymoron when it’s a silk-ribbon wrap from Bronwen. The adjustable fit wraps about four times around a wrist or makes a cute choker. It’s durable and easy to wear yet stylish and flirty. $26-82.
Kuhl Destroyr Pant: When you’re sick of jeans there’s Kuhl. The Destroyr is one of the best fitting all season pants you will find. The lightweight, soft-shell material defies snow, rain and dirt, withstands the abuse of climbing, mountaineering and trekking, and looks hip enough for a fancy dinner with your sweetheart. $139.
Gondom: The ultimate stocking stuffer for riders is no joke. The Gondom protects your delicate goggle lens in seconds. Just slide it on. You know how it goes. The shockcord surrounding the stretchy, durable fabric clings to your goggles while they’re on your helmet so won’t have to constantly remove and case them. $19.95
Massage gift certificate: Not even a hot tub session beats out a full-body rubdown after skiing. Find out where they’ll be this season and purchase a gift certificate for a mountain body treatment at a local spa.
Boot-fitting gift certificate: Your dad bought new boots or complains about his feet when he skis? Send him a gift certificate to a well-respected boot fitter like those at Park City Boot in Utah, Start Haus in Truckee, Calif., or Mount Snow Bootworks in Vermont.
Photos: Top -- Exofficio Print Coat; Top left -- DryGuy Green Socks; Bottom left -- Kuhl Destroyr Pant; Below -- Massage Gift Certificate