GIFTS FOR THE GUYS
Volkl V-Werks Katana Mens Skis
Volkl has long been on the fringe of ski innovation and returns this year with its carbon fiber layup and multi wood core, serving for a free ride ski weight-friendly enough for the backcountry. This advanced-expert ski will carve through powder with its full rocker design, offering a good balance of stiffness, flotation, and maneuverability. You won’t ever want to ski on a different pair of skis — ever again. For a more budget-friendly option, try the .
Nordica Speed Machine 130 Ski Boots
These boots offer the ultimate elements of comfort and customization. Tailor your boot precisely to your foot with the fully customizable Infrared Tri-Force shell and 3D cork fit liner. Primaloft insulation offers breathable water resistance and all-day warmth, no matter what Mother Nature has in store for you. Innovative technology and a tried and true design provide for precision performance on the slopes. Looking for a simpler style with equal performance? Check out the .
K2 Simple Pleasures Snowboard
Made equally for steep groomers and fresh powder, this board is designed to carve deep and hard. A directional shape and camber combined with a new Bambooyah Core serve for a quality ride while a cherry veneer topsheet ensures notice on the mountainside. K2’s volume shift concept just makes this board that much more powerful. Another awesome alternative is the .
K2 Renin Snowboard Boots
The new highlight of the K2 boot line, these boots are ready for wear right out of the box. The K2 Renin features the new BOA Mobility Conda and End 2.0 construction, making for just the right amount of support and mobility. They left no detail overlooked in the design of this double BOA boot. Prefer traditional laces? Try the .
Goggles and Outerwear
Even if your loved one owns all the basics, there are always new accessories and apparel to enhance their experience on the mountainside. Get your man the Smith I/OX Turbo Chromapop Ski Goggles for improved peripheral vision and the latest and greatest in anti-fog technology. Need a new ski jacket or pants? The Descente Regal provides for 60 grams of insulation and a 4-way stretch, pairing well with the North Face Purist Pants or the Strafe Northwood if they prefer bibs.
GIFTS FOR THE GALS
Rossignol Soul 7 HD Women’s Skis
Combining a powder turn rocker and a tapered tail profile, the Soul 7 returns even more distinguished than ever before. This year’s model features the Air Tip 2.0 carbon alloy matrix technology which increases dampness, decreases deflection, and makes for a ski that performs well on any part of the mountain. The powder turn rocker is one of the company’s most innovative features yet, giving you the speed, control, and power you need to last all day long. The budget-conscious should check out the
Salomon QST Access Custom Heat Ski Boots
Keep your toes toasty all day long in the new Salomon QST Access Custom Heat boots. The completely integrated heating system offers an easy control system and three warmth settings, ensuring heat for up to 18 hours. Comfortable liners with custom-formable foam ensure a personalized fit. Designed with intermediate riders in mind, take on the mountain with confidence and enjoy warm feet from your first run to your last. Do your feet maintain their heat? A great alternative is the Atomic Hawk Prime 90
Burton Day Trader Snowboard
Offering more float and control than ever before, the Burton Day Trader encourages you to leave familiar terrain in search of uncarved lines. The directional flat top works with the large, rockered nose, helping you stay above the snow. Triax glass gives you that extra poppy feel so that you can go further while expending less energy. Not your style? Check out the .
K2 Contour Snowboard Boots
Offering precision fitting with its double BOA outer lacing system, the K2 Contours can be worn comfortably all day long. Intuition Control foam 3D liners can be heat molded for an even more exact fit and Endo construction allows you to ride longer. An added bonus? Never lose your footing with the Vibram outsoles, providing for a sure-footed grip. Not a fan of the BOA lacing system? Check out the .
Goggles and Outerwear
If that special lady in your life keeps complaining about not being able to see where she’s going, have her try the . This product provides the ultimate in peripheral vision, featuring a cylindrical-style design. Ski jacket looking a little ratty from too many wipeouts? Give her the gift of a stylish jacket or pair it with the for a whole new wardrobe. She’ll thank you while she’s fashionably tearing down the slopes.