Holiday Gift Guide for the Alpine Skier in Your Life
Before you know it, the holidays and ski season will be here in Minnesota. Here at Ski Hut, we know the ins and outs of gearing up for the winter, so we’ve put together this guide for you to pick out the best gifts for any level of skier in your family. With gifts ranging from inexpensive stocking stuffers to ones that will turn heads on the slopes, we’ve got your gear.
Stocking Stuffers - Gifts Under $50
Smartwool Targeted Cushion Ski Sock
Grab this sock or any of the Smartwool Ski or Snowboard-specific socks in order to keep toes toasty this winter. Built with Merino wool, these socks will keep any feet warm and dry whether skiing at Spirit Mountain or charging chutes out west. This is a great gift for anyone, from beginners to experts everyone can use a good pair of socks this holiday season.
Blackstrap Hood Balaclava
This Hood Balaclava is a must-have for any skier who doesn’t stop skiing when the temperature drops below zero. With sizes that fit both children and adults, this will quickly be a hit for everyone. This balaclava fits easily under any helmet, plus the exo-hinge makes it easy to grab a drink or eat some food between runs.
Dakine Nova Glove
Sneaking in at $50 the Dakine Nova Glove is one of the best-value gloves on the market. Not only does this glove have a gauntlet style to keep the snow out of a jacket, it also offers insulation, a waterproof insert, and a reinforced palm. This is a no-brainer for those who want value and durability when picking out a ski glove.
Helly Hansen Men’s and Women’s Lifa Active Base Layer Pants & Tops
These Helly Hansen base layers are a must-have on the ski hill. With moisture-wicking fabrics and lightweight insulation, these are the perfect items to own for any snow activity. The perfect gift for someone who still skis in that ratty cotton t-shirt.
Dakine Boot Locker 65L
Built to haul gear to and from the ski hill. This no-nonsense Dakin Boot Locker offers plenty of space at 65L. Stash your ski boots in a separate compartment to make sure your helmet, gloves, and goggles stay clean and free of snow. Stop losing everything in the back of the car with the Dakine Boot Locker 65L, if you don’t need that much space check out the Boot Bag 30L.
Glide Jr. MIPS
Protect your little one’s head with the Smith Glide Jr. MIPS Ski and Snowboard helmet. Not only do you get MIPS protection, but added padding around the ears and soft fabric also add warmth like never before. Use the adjustable dial to fit this helmet with easy. If you want extra style points, pair this helmet with the SMITH Grom Youth Goggle to complete the look and add protection for the eyes.
Smith I/O MAG & Giro Contour
If you know someone who stills skis wearing sunglasses a new goggle from SMITH or Giro will be a sure hit! Built to cut out the sun, keep fog at bay, and make sure you can actually see the hill, these goggles both offer a second lens to be used during low light conditions and night skiing. If you want to go the extra mile pair it with a helmet to complete the kit.
Hestra Alpine Ski Gloves & Mitts
These Hestra gloves and mitts are built to have outstanding durability, warmth, and a whole lot of style. Let’s be real it gets cold skiing in Minnesota, that’s why I only own these gloves. These Alpine ski gloves come in a whole bunch of styles; over the cuff, under the cuff, 5-finger glove, Mitt, and a personal favorite the trigger finger.