Need a gift for someone who loves to ski or snowboard? Check out these stocking stuffer ideas to suit just about any personality.
The Frequent Skier
If your loved one eats, sleeps, and drinks skiing, a discount card to one of these NM ski areas would most definitely make his or her ski-season dreams come true.
The Taos Card – $40; $75 after Dec. 18 – $17 off the single-day ticket rate plus every 7th day is free. Blackout dates do apply. See website for details.
Peak Plus Card – $69 – Receive $25 off an all-day lift ticket at Ski Santa Fe or Sandia Peak. Use the card all season long, no blackout dates
The Gear Guy
Look no further, we found THE gift for the skier/snowboarder who wants the best, top-of-the-line, primo equipment possible. We did the research, and found this review. And according to their actual research, these are the BEST goggles at the BEST value. You’re welcome.
The Music Lover
These were rated the best speakers compatible with any audio compatible helmet for 2015. Rugged, water resistant, and with 10 hours of play time you can listen to your jams and take phone calls on the slopes without any pesky wires to get tangled in your turtleneck. High quality sound with easy to access controls.
This nifty multi tool is only 2 inches long and features all the attachments you may need to make adjustments while on the mountain. No little parts to keep track of, extremely lightweight, and fits in your pocket. Bonus: Unlike some other tools, each bit folds neatly inward so there’s no risk of getting stabbed if you take a tumble.
The Obsessive Car Washer
Slap this sucker on the side of your car when you get to the ski area to unload your gear to prevent your skis, poles, or snowboards from scratching your precious paint job. No-scratch magnets hold it securely to your car, and the clips and hooks keep you equipment standing safely upright.
It’s safe to say any girl would swoon for some Lulu in her stocking. Worn on the slopes, or just to and from the hill, this band keeps your entire ear from freezing. Two layers of silky soft, wicking fabric, provides a custom fit for every ear. And it comes in an array of stylish color combos.
The Littlest Snow Bunnies
Little hands can have a hard time buckling and clamping ski boots. Drop one of these handy dandy tools in each of the kids stockings and they’ll be busily buckling all on their own. It also doubles as a boot carrier that comfortably fits the palm of their hand, allowing them to keep track of their own equipment as well. Maybe get one for yourself too.
The Always Connected Skier
Check the snow report, text your ski buds, or selfie-and-post your pics all day long without exposing your fingers to the frigid temps. Burton’s touchscreen-compatible tech fabric is durable and dependable so you’ll always be in touch. They can be worn alone, or under any glove for extra warmth.