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post #1 of 24
Thread Starter 
I got my son (15) a sign for the first black diamond trail he skied (Walking Boss at Loon) from a place called mytrailsign.com

It's wonderful. I recommend them. The problem is I want the sign myself...

Any other good xmas ideas for a skier other than skis (he got new ones last year)
post #2 of 24
The possibilities are endless! Lesson packages, ski camps, vouchers to other areas, accessories, ski movies, magazine subscriptions, co-op shares, etc.
post #3 of 24
I remember being a 15 year old boy. How about a new helmet!

L
post #4 of 24
I commandeered a lift chair from an abandoned ski area in the east which shall remain nameless. I'm sure he'd love something like his own lift chair hanging from the ceiling in his room or from the porch. At my old house, I made an A-Frame like a swing set to hang it.

How about a tuning kit or a tuning bench? Cool shades or goggles for 15 year old would go over well. How about a father and son ski trip for a weekend? Does he race? If so, some expensive race wax or race clothing.
post #5 of 24

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C Moats thread #58. I would have liked that. Autographed!
post #6 of 24
Some ski pr0n would be good (and cheap) ... anything TGR, MSP etc..

A father/son weekend skiing somewhere is a great idea. Not sure if he is at that age when he is too cool to be seen with Dad yet, but when he is older and looks back it will definitely be something he remembers fondly.
post #7 of 24
The new Poor Boyz Productions ski flick, "War" comes with 2 ski DVD's as well as a 1 year subscription to Freeskier. Not a bad deal for $28!
post #8 of 24
Thread Starter 
No, it's perfectly cool to be with dad. We ski together just about every weekend in the winter. We were thinking of going to Whiteface in NY -- we live near Boston and we hear that Whiteface has a pretty significant vertical for an east coast mountain.


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Originally Posted by Vt Skier
Some ski pr0n would be good (and cheap) ... anything TGR, MSP etc..

A father/son weekend skiing somewhere is a great idea. Not sure if he is at that age when he is too cool to be seen with Dad yet, but when he is older and looks back it will definitely be something he remembers fondly.
post #9 of 24
Thread Starter 
The ski lift idea is worth persuing... I bought him a row of seats from a Lufthansa 737 a few years back so strange, heavy items aren't new to us...

He got prescription Oakley's last summer so that's taken care of and new Atomic C9's and Lange Boots at the end of last season. I am going to encourage him to try some racing this year. we're going to beaver creek in february so maybe a lesson in speed might be fun

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Originally Posted by JohnH
I commandeered a lift chair from an abandoned ski area in the east which shall remain nameless. I'm sure he'd love something like his own lift chair hanging from the ceiling in his room or from the porch. At my old house, I made an A-Frame like a swing set to hang it.

How about a tuning kit or a tuning bench? Cool shades or goggles for 15 year old would go over well. How about a father and son ski trip for a weekend? Does he race? If so, some expensive race wax or race clothing.
post #10 of 24
Thread Starter 
One can never have too many

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Originally Posted by Lonnie
I remember being a 15 year old boy. How about a new helmet!

L
post #11 of 24
Thread Starter 
A share in Mad River Glen is on my wish list... almost got it last year, but the boiler needed replacement two weeks before christmas, so that vanished...

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Originally Posted by iskitoofast4u
co-op shares, etc.
post #12 of 24
Poles, a Ski pack, a audio helmet, cool goggles, boot warmers, the list goes on.
post #13 of 24
I always wanted a Stowe gondola, that I could get inside and have my laptop their, and everything, speakers, and close the little doors. maybe, someday…
post #14 of 24
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Originally Posted by skidad55
A share in Mad River Glen is on my wish list... almost got it last year, but the boiler needed replacement two weeks before christmas, so that vanished...
It's on my list, too.
post #15 of 24
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No, it's perfectly cool to be with dad. We ski together just about every weekend in the winter. We were thinking of going to Whiteface in NY -- we live near Boston and we hear that Whiteface has a pretty significant vertical for an east coast mountain.
I bug my dad about taking up skiing (again) with me 500 times per winter. No luck yet, seems like he doesn't want to ski alone and he finds me too fast for him
post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by jeffr
I bug my dad about taking up skiing (again) with me 500 times per winter. No luck yet, seems like he doesn't want to ski alone and he finds me too fast for him
Jeffr, that is a thread of its own. You should start it. My guess is your dad is using old gear and doesn't know how much easier (and faster) modern equipment can make skiing. Keep working on him.
post #17 of 24
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I always wanted a Stowe gondola, that I could get inside and have my laptop their, and everything, speakers, and close the little doors. maybe, someday…
That would be awesome!
post #18 of 24
I would like one of the tram cars from JH when the season is said and done (assuming it's not saved). Anyone with the connections and/or financial wherewithal to accomplish this should PM me ASAP.
post #19 of 24
Thread Starter 
My son is too fast for me too, but so what, he has a 50-60 pound advantage and 35 years less age. We chose the trails together, we ride the lifts together, we start out down the mountain together and we meet up on the way down. I don't mind skiing myself and catching up. I ski for the fresh air, the amazing views on the way down, and the fun of it.

Your dad needs new equipment that will show him a whole new skiing experience. And its not the actual skiing together that matters as much as being together, talking about the snow and the day and realizing there's something that you both do that you hold in common. Besides, I'm frequently passed by fast moving 70-somethings at Sunapee...


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Originally Posted by jeffr
I bug my dad about taking up skiing (again) with me 500 times per winter. No luck yet, seems like he doesn't want to ski alone and he finds me too fast for him
post #20 of 24
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Originally Posted by skidad55
I got my son (15) a sign for the first black diamond trail he skied (Walking Boss at Loon) from a place called mytrailsign.com

It's wonderful. I recommend them. The problem is I want the sign myself...

Any other good xmas ideas for a skier other than skis (he got new ones last year)
http://www.mytrailsign.com/

Thanks for that link, how cool. I'll get one for my daughters 1st green.(she's just 4)...very cool.
post #21 of 24
what about a hooker
post #22 of 24
My stepfather is a keen skier and WWII veteran, I ordered him "Soldiers on Skis: A pictorial history of the 10th Mtn Division". It arrived yesterday (thanks Amazon). He is going to love it, I can't wait for Christmas to give it to him!
post #23 of 24
Thread Starter 
You're welcome. I think there's always something to recognizing accomplishments in interesting ways. He/she will always remember why they got those signs and that it was given as a "high five" for making the grade

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Originally Posted by Matt B
http://www.mytrailsign.com/

Thanks for that link, how cool. I'll get one for my daughters 1st green.(she's just 4)...very cool.
post #24 of 24
Thread Starter 
Is that some unusual shaped ski that a teenage boy would want? LOL!

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Originally Posted by skidbump
what about a hooker
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