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2009 Christmas Gift Guide for Skiers | UNITED STATES, WYOMING | 12/14/2009, by Editors
Christmas is all about love, and once again we are here to help you choose gifts that your favorite backcountry skier is guaranteed to LOVE!
Our gift suggestions aren't based on inventory or profit margins- we have simply chosen the best of the best backcountry skiing products.
A Quick Suggestion Before You Shop...
Donate Old Gear to your Local Homeless Shelter!
Tis the season for giving! So before you buy more STUFF, clean out your closet and garage to find warm clothes, tents, waterproof boots, socks, hats, etc to donate to your local homeless shelter. No excuses, just do it.
Bridgedale Ultrafit Ultralight Socks
It's amazing how much of a difference the right pair of socks can make! Nothing compares to Bridgedale's comfort or fit. They also last forever, so you won't have to worry about holes in your toes!
Fun, practical, and incredibly useful! New this year- so this is a perfect gift for someone who has it all.
Gifts Under $50
A New Ski Hat by Pistil Designs
Every time I walk into a gear shop, I try on all the ski hats. Consistently, the ones I like best are from Pistil Designs! They are comfortable, constructed with quality, stylish, and most importantly- they don't itch.
Shred Alert is another great brand with super fun pom pom tops & more options for Men.
I personally love anything in neptune stripe. They have everything from ski tuning kits to wallets to goggle cases to ski straps.
Gifts Under $100
Marmot's Warmest Mitt
The name pretty much says it all. Waterproof, tons of insulation, and zippered pockets for handwarmers make these mittens an obvious choice!
Black Diamond Whippet
A true life saver, every backcountry skier would be stoked to have a whippet! Read our "best in test" review here.
Gifts Under $300
Patagonia Nano Puff Pullover
You'll be amazed by the warmth of this synthetic jacket! It also is extremely compressible & lightweight- making it the PERFECT everything layer. You can wear it as a shell, wind jacket, "down" sweater or just keep it in your pack as an emergency layer! I can't say enough good things about this product. Read our review here.
Go Pro Hero HD Helmet Cam
The best helmet cam out there is now available in HD to capture your faceshots (and faceplants)!
Nau Shelter Jacket
We love Nau because they make stylish clothes that also happen to be great for skiing & environmentally friendly!
For the skiers you really, really love...
Yakima Skybox Pro
Made with recycled materials and designed for ultimate efficiency, you'll love the new features on this box top gear carry. Plus, it's super easy to install...
Please share your gift ideas in the comments below...