Somewhere north of here and/or left of the Mississippi the stoke level is high. My insta feed is pristine white opening day after opening day at all the large ski areas, and here in CT we’ve gotten one ‘storm’ that’s left behind slush at best. I was asked to do a snowy gift guide given that I generally partake in a good amount of slip and slidey fun each year, so while not as comprehensive as my rundown for runners (no pun intended) – here are a few ideas of what you may want to ask for or snag for your favorite weirdo who loves the cold.
I’m going to leave skis, boards, boots and bindings out of this because everyone is different. There are several professionals out there who know a TON about what’s right for each person, and I am not one of them.
My favorite site for all things snow: Evo.com
(SNOW) SUIT UP!
Snow days are no fun days if you’re not suited up properly. The name of the game is feeling like you’re in a sleeping bag and impenetrably protected from the annoying freeze breeze on the lift, but magically free as a bird the second you get to the top and are ready to ride.
If you’re short on time, tap on any image in the carousel to shop. Otherwise, expand to view the entire list below!
Kyle’s and my relationship started on the mountain (literally), and it quickly became evident 1) there are two types of people on the mountain and 2) he was going to be a keeper. Each day we rode together went something like this:
*lift gets to the unloading station*
Kyle: Skis on, stands up, glides out of the way, ready to go
Katy: Tries not to fall over because only one foot is in her snowboard, scoots to a nearby bench, manually cranks bindings shut on second foot, makes sure boot liners and heated gloves are powered on, adjusts monopod for camera, makes sure camera is on and in the correct mode, wrestles gloves over wrist guards, flips over like a fish to stand up toe side, ready to go, just kidding gotta start my Garmin… ok ready to go for real
If you’re the latter (like me) – here are my favorite things that need a full charge before hitting the slopes.
But wait there’s more! But none of this batch of gear requires a charging cable.