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What's the perfect gift for the skier who has everything?

post #1 of 30
Thread Starter 

I'm looking to pick out a gift in the $150-250 range for someone who was incredibly generous to me recently. I know he's an active skier/boarder and has all the typical gear an avid skier might have. Any ideas for an accessory that you've really, really enjoyed?

 

Thanks all!

post #2 of 30

A lift ticket somewhere they haven't been before.............................. A place on their "bucket list"

post #3 of 30
A gift certificate at his favorite ski shop would also be nice. He could use it for tune ups, accessories or put it towards those new boards he has been eyeing.

This is pretty cool what you are doing. I am sure he will appreciate it.

Rick G
post #4 of 30

Quoted for emphasis!

 

I am also that kind of person where I can get what I want hobby wise and a lift

ticket to somewhere I havent been would definately be of great interest!
 

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Originally Posted by skimalibu View Post

A lift ticket somewhere they haven't been before.............................. A place on their "bucket list"

post #5 of 30

This was posted here about the Hot Gear Bag.  Thought it fit.  I thought of getting one when I run out of things to do with my money.

 

The BEST Piece of Equipment I've ever OWNED!!

Bootbitch reviewed Today at 12:17 am

I love this thing!  It's a please pleasure slipping into my WARM boots in the morning.  This is THE BEST GIFT for the skier who has everything. 

 

post #6 of 30

At the risk of sounding like a curmudgeon, I'd avoid gift certificates and lift tickets.  They lack the thoughtfulness of a true gift.  They lack the flexibility of cash.  I could easily imagine a well-intended lift ticket becoming wasted money if it doesn't fit into the receiver's travel plans.

 

In my family, we just ask people what they want.  It's not romantic, but it works.

post #7 of 30

a windproof lightercool.gif, that's what I'd want

post #8 of 30

Black Diamond Avalung daypack? 

 

How about a helmet camera, e.g. Contour 1080HD or GoPro HD?

post #9 of 30

Bootfitting.

 

+1 on the hotgear bag from what I've heard.  but they're not available for a little while.

 

Smartwool top and bottom. Pricy but amazing.  They don't smell after a day of use like poly base layers do.

post #10 of 30

You could always throw in a years subscription to epic as a supporter so the person could get a years worth of pro deals through promotive.

post #11 of 30

There is only one unique gift I can think of in that price range: Lightningboards.

 

See:  www.lightningboards.com

 

Lightningboards are made in the mid-West.  I think one pair can be found in the Alf Engen Museum (at the Utah Olympic Park).  

 

Longboards

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Edited by quant2325 - 11/20/10 at 7:27am
post #12 of 30
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Originally Posted by davluri View Post

a windproof lightercool.gif, that's what I'd want


2nded

 

post #13 of 30
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Originally Posted by quant2325 View Post

There is only one unique gift I can think of in that price range: Lightningboards.

 

See:  www.lightningboards.com/+wood+skis&cd=6&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us   

 

Lightningboards are made in the mid-West.  One pair can be found in the Alf Engen Museum (at the Utah Olympic Park).  

 

Longboards

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Holy crap!  Imagine the cargo box for those!  Would take a week to wax them.

post #14 of 30

Well, the  Sondre Norheim's 1845 skis will fit in a normal box.  Check out the web site to see how the old miners waxed/doped their skis.  It is an interesting read.

 

The skis are fashioned from a pair used for downhill ski racing by the gold miners in LaPorte, California in 1867. To enhanced speed, they "doped" the bottoms with a composition of tar, bees wax, sperm whale oil, spruce oil and other secret goodies to reach speeds of 80 mph. Newspapers called them "swift but mighty dangerous", "the learning of the art of skeeing is the most exciting, dangerous, exasperating, yet satisfying of experiences". A miner could obtain such a pair of "snowshoes" for a ...

post #15 of 30

I fall into the category of having everything, so I normally ask for a gift certificate to a ski shop, or if they know me well enough then I'll ask for a lift ticket to a mountain I've never been to, or that I'd like to go back to.

post #16 of 30

bamboo skipoles? or goode carbon poles

 

Turbo fan goggles.

 

altimiter watch.

 

avalung

 

bootheaters

 

intuition liners.

 

http://straightlineadventures.com/

 

http://www.neheliski.com/

 

 

 

if they bike, a trip to http://www.imba.com/epics

post #17 of 30

How about arranging for a private ski lesson? I did that for a friend almost 20 years ago and she still talks about it from time to time.

post #18 of 30
Thread Starter 

You all are awesome - thanks so much for the suggestions! Will report back with purchase and results!

post #19 of 30

One more vote for the hotgear bag.  Warm, dry ski boots on a cold day are priceless.  And it fits well in your price range.  As SkiMangoJazz mentioned, there is a short-term supply problem but they should be available by the first week of December.   http://www.hotgearbag.com/

 

Edit:  and dry gloves also!

post #20 of 30

Check out the Chinook Boot Dryer:

 

http://www.chinookbootdryer.com/?gclid=CLW6tpe-sKUCFcnc4Aod5xf8Xw 

 

We have one in our ski house and it really works well, and it lasts!

post #21 of 30
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Originally Posted by CHRISfromRI View Post

Check out the Chinook Boot Dryer:

 

http://www.chinookbootdryer.com/?gclid=CLW6tpe-sKUCFcnc4Aod5xf8Xw 

 

We have one in our ski house and it really works well, and it lasts!


Man, that web page is the most repetitive text I've ever read! They say the same thing about 5 times.
post #22 of 30

If thy don't have it already, walk-eazys. They are these things that clamp to the bottom of your boot and make it relay easy to walk around in your boot.

post #23 of 30

For the price range you mentioned, I would go with eventually three things..

 

- Nice goggles with transition /photochromic/ lenses/ like Bolle; Julbo Revolution; Zeal Eclipse SPPX.........

- Bottle of nice single malt

-Box of cubans

 

Best of luck.....

post #24 of 30
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Originally Posted by andy4g63 View Post

For the price range you mentioned, I would go with eventually three things..

 

- Nice goggles with transition /photochromic/ lenses/ like Bolle; Julbo Revolution; Zeal Eclipse SPPX.........

- Bottle of nice single malt

-Box of cubans

 

Best of luck.....

 

Be careful on the photochromic lens - full transition time could be up to 45 seconds.

Going from a sunny groomer into a shaded tree run is akin to someone turning off the lights - especially bad when carrying speed.  

Seen a few buddies with that issue before. 



 

post #25 of 30

3rd on the hot gear bag. Low setting for drying overnight. Hot setting a few hours prior to booting up makes the boot soft and easy to get into. Never used the car adapter but that option is there also for the ride up to the resort.

post #26 of 30
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Originally Posted by sharpedges View Post

One more vote for the hotgear bag.  Warm, dry ski boots on a cold day are priceless.  And it fits well in your price range.  As SkiMangoJazz mentioned, there is a short-term supply problem but they should be available by the first week of December.   http://www.hotgearbag.com/

 

Edit:  and dry gloves alsan

another vote for Hot Gear Bag.

I've had mine for a couple years and love it, especially on ski trips.

AND,......its awesome to put your morning sticky bun in on the way to the mt so you can have a hot bun while you boot up. biggrin.gif

post #27 of 30

what she said ^

 

The Hot Gear Bag is an indispensable part of my equipment. I have the racer version with helmet holder on top, large pockets on top and two sides. Wear it like a pack. It is lockable (with its own lock, no less).

 

I just put mine on low overnight for the soft shell, warm liner. It has a 12v plug too, so you can keep things toasty on the way to the resort.

 

MR

post #28 of 30

Hot Gear Bag

 

I got my first one in December, 2006. Worth every penny.

post #29 of 30
Thread Starter 

FYI - I grabbed a Hot Gear bag! Hope he likes it, and if he does, I'll likely grab one for myself as well. Thanks all!

post #30 of 30

Steal his gear.  He'll find better and thank you for it.

 

 

Or, you could donate, in his honor, to a charity that sends poor kids to ski someplace.  A generous soul would welcome that.

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