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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Hey guys,
Just wondering what peoples' favorite stocking stuffers are in relation to skiing. 
Favorite presents are okay to post too.  I'm sure this is the one time of year people consider $70 underwear (speaking of which, what were those?)  I just read about them last month during a "keeping the buns dry and warm" or something thread.
So far I have on my list:
Toko iron, LF blue and red wax, wax scraper
Thermos
Vail lift ticket (the epic pass is gonna have to wait til next year)
still looking for those underwear.  I'm about to send out the christmas wish list email, so help out!  Thanks
post #2 of 16
I say "Merry Christmas" to every one of my customers when they make a purchase and so far I've not gotten one negative reaction.  Of course, I sell Christmas trees.

My favorite stocking stuffers are ski sox.  Just in case Santa is reading this thread, I like Smart Wool light weight.
post #3 of 16
I like smart wool socks in my stocking.

I also have some under armor base layers on my list this year.  Other then that I couldn't think of anything else ski related I need.. other then more pairs of skis.
post #4 of 16

My answer is that any frequent skier can always use a new pair of gloves or socks to start the season.

post #5 of 16
With the OP's permission, I have deleted all comments that are irrelevant to the topic of skier's stocking stuffers for Christmas, which is an excellent and fun topic and all he ever really wanted to talk about here. In the spirit of the season, let's let it go.

My contribution: ski passes/ticket coupons 
post #6 of 16
Kudos Nolo!

Some cheap ideas.  sunscreen, lip blam, lens cleaning cloths, and maybe powerbars instead of candy.
We always keep stocking stuffers really cheap.
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by catdaddyxx View Post

Kudos Nolo!

Some cheap ideas.  sunscreen, lip blam, lens cleaning cloths, and maybe powerbars instead of candy.
We always keep stocking stuffers really cheap.

Also, retractable ski pass holder, boot carrier, sunglass and hat retainers, key carabiners, ski straps and carriers, scrapers, collapsible water bottles etc. (We just 'happen' to know where to get these.)
Edited by Alpinord - 12/11/09 at 6:20am
post #8 of 16
Swix used to make the fluro base "wax" in little wipes you could carry one in a pocket and a few in your bag with no weight.

They also sell a shoe polish sized can of the stuff.

Made me a very popular guy in the instructors shack when it got sticky out ... kind of like having mom tie a pork chop round' my neck to get the dog to play with me.  No kidding ... all of a sudden I was everyone's pal ..

Nice and not expensive and fits easy in the stocking and .... yeah ... yeah ... nothing beats a good home hot wax ... but for weekends and such, it sure is better than nothing.

Also those little hand and boot warmers!  Light, small and not much money .. and ... I recycle last years into the car glove box.  They will still work and if you break down ..  The ones with the "PSIA" endorsement are way better than the no-names in Home Despot.  dont remind me of my PISA rants here thank you

And a nice, nice, who could do without a .......... "SKI TOTE" ..... with a locking feature and ..... 

?
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by nolo View Post

With the OP's permission, I have deleted all comments that are irrelevant to the topic of skier's stocking stuffers for Christmas, which is an excellent and fun topic and all he ever really wanted to talk about here. In the spirit of the season, let's let it go.

My contribution: ski passes/ticket coupons 


 

Much better! kudos to guroo270 and nolo. Moderation FTW.
post #10 of 16
Cigars. Cohiba Toro, Macanudo Hampton Court or Portofino, Montecristo Platinum Churchill or Tubo,  or similar good-quality smoke that comes in a metal or glass tube. Keeps you from crushing it in your jacket pocket; safe & handy place to stow the stub if you can't finish it  (never a problem here) or otherwise properly dispose of it.  Afternoon cigar break is one of my favorite parts of the ski day experience.
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by goblue View Post

Cigars. Cohiba Toro, Macanudo Hampton Court or Portofino, Montecristo Platinum Churchill or Tubo,  or similar good-quality smoke that comes in a metal or glass tube. Keeps you from crushing it in your jacket pocket; safe & handy place to stow the stub if you can't finish it  (never a problem here) or otherwise properly dispose of it.  Afternoon cigar break is one of my favorite parts of the ski day experience.

I'm not much of a cigar smoker, unless you count pulling out all the inards and then loading it up with something more fun, but I would have to throw in the Zino Platinum and the Ashton's pretty much anything.  If i did that on the mountain, it would have to be a cigarello, but definitely good stocking stuffer.
post #12 of 16
We (Liftopia.com) just announce "ski gift cards" on our site.  You can buy someone credit towards discount lift tickets on our site.  So $50 can go to someone and they can then use it throughout the season to buy tickets.  You dont need to know where they like to ski or when they want to go.

http://www.liftopia.com/gift_cards.php
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by Evmo View Post

We (Liftopia.com) just announce "ski gift cards" on our site.  You can buy someone credit towards discount lift tickets on our site.  So $50 can go to someone and they can then use it throughout the season to buy tickets.  You dont need to know where they like to ski or when they want to go.

http://www.liftopia.com/gift_cards.php

 



if we were voting, I think this should win!
post #14 of 16
Yay, Evmo! I'm going to go buy a couple of those gift cards for my girls. Just got them some cute turtlefur neck gaiters too.
post #15 of 16
Thanks nolo!

Hope you find some great deals on there, and Happy Holidays!
post #16 of 16
Thread Starter 
 If I were a ski dad with a 4-7 year old, I would want to get this ski suit for my son.  I heard Obermeyer makes good stuff, right?
westslope.craigslist.org/bab/1509849089.html
hope that helps someone...

I probably wouldn't want to get my son this, however...
westslope.craigslist.org/for/1506417025.html
That's just silly.
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