Must-Have Gifts and Gadgets for the Slope Lovers in Your Life

For all ski enthusiasts, now is the time to stock up on everything you need and more. Whether it’s an app that can track your downhill technique and give you training tips from a pro, a lifesaving device for the backcountry freestyler, or a pair of slip- stylish faux fur ons and battery-operated hand warmers that ensure quick recharging—these expert-approved additions will keep you safe and ready for shredding the next race.

After all, the experts know that having the right gear can make or break your experience—just ask pro ripper and skier Cody Townsend.

“On ski days, I always have a little box of sunscreen, a ski scraper, and a goggle wipe in my pocket,” Townsend told the Post. “Those are the three things without which I cannot ski in my pockets.”

Townsend is currently on a quest, aka “The Fifty,” where he will climb and ski all 50 classic North American ski runs. This is no small feat, even for the best athletes. So when it comes to hydration, Townsend relies on Yeti.

“These days it’s usually the new Yeti Yonder bottle because it’s so light and portable,” he said. “It’s also become my new go-to bottle for backcountry adventures.”
For those looking for more adventurous pursuits, cross-country skiing has plenty of appeal, but know your abilities and be prepared. Townsend emphasizes taking a certified avalanche education course first, then always having the right equipment like an avalanche shovel, transceiver and probe that actively transmits and searches for a signal. electronics at a limited range.

“From there, taking guided excursions and finding local mentors is the best way to begin the long process of navigating the backcountry safely,” he added. “Skiing off-piste in nature is my favorite thing in the world, but it has its dangers and these need to be brought to the forefront of the learning process to ensure they can enjoy off-piste skiing. for the rest of their lives.”

$70 to LâMO.

After a long alpine adventure, you definitely want to slip into something super comfortable like the LâMO-LITE Cassidy in brown and black check. It’s the perfect combination of style with a faux fur lined collar and premium sheepskin lined footbed.

A Pieps Powder BT avalanche beacon.
$339.95 at Black Diamond Equipment.
Harald Tauder Photography

If you’re out of cell phone range, you need this Pieps Powder BT avalanche beacon, which has a Bluetooth connection for a circular range of 60 meters so you can always be found.

Skyline XL 165mm ChromaPop ski goggles.
$180 to Nordström.

You can always count on Smith for fashion-forward gear that still stands up to the elements. These Skyline XL 165mm ChromaPop ski goggles are anti-fog and distortion-free so you always stay on track.

Travel-friendly capsule pack.
$14 each, or a set of three goes for $42 at Cadence.

Store your wellness essentials compactly in this color-coordinated, travel-friendly pod pack. Available in 10 colors.

A mustard yellow faux fur trapper hat.
$150 in store at Paul Smith88 Wooster St., New York.
Paul Smith

Keep her warm with this mustard yellow faux fur trapper hat. It has a black quilted lining and two ties to seal it well. $150 in store at Paul Smith, 88 Wooster St., NYC.

An après-ski gift box.
$98 to Mark and Graham.
Mark and Graham

After a long day of trail running, nothing says chillax like this après-ski gift set. Monogram available.

A kit after all.
$34 to the Great Bear.
the Great Bear

Don’t neglect your skin after a long day in the elements. This new After Anything Kit (5% of sales will support Protect Our Winters) offers instant refreshment with face cream, face wipes and lip balm.

Gourd Yeti.
“Yonder” is available in two new sizes: 750ml ($23) and 1L ($26), with four colorways, at Yeti.

You know you can trust Yeti to design a super lightweight, uninsulated yet durable water bottle that stands up to any occasion.

The waterproof and foldable JordiLight.
$99 at JordiLight.

Make way for the next generation of utility flashlights. The waterproof, foldable JordiLight can adapt to any situation with custom programmable LED lighting options and built-in navigation aid. Sign up now to receive a 40% discount on the first shipment.

Bay City heated hand warmers.
$160 at Ororo.

No matter where you land, if the temperature drops, this Bay City Heated Hand Warmer will turn up the heat and has a battery charge time of up to 14 hours.

A ceramic Zodiac Super Sea Wolf.
$1,495 to WindUp Watch Shop.

Swiss luxury watchmaker Zodiac celebrates its 140th anniversary with a timepiece for all types of adventures: the Super Sea Wolf Ceramic. Made from a highly polished hardened ceramic with a steel core, making it scratch, corrosion and fade resistant.


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