Holiday Gift Guide-Snowsports Edition

Snowsports Gift Guide

The last in our holiday gift guide series includes essential items for the POW lover on your list. Whether snowshoeing, resort skiing, or heading out to find fresh tracks in the backcountry, this gear will help make the adventure safer and more enjoyable.

1. Mammut Element Barryvox: every backcountry adventurer needs an avalanche beacon and this one couldn't be more simple to use, increasing the likelihood of proper operation. MSRP $350

2. CamelBak Pit Boss: the perfect backcountry pack to carry your safety equipment, skis or snowboard, helmet, hydration, and extra layers for the day. MSRP $100

3. Klymit Kinetic Vest: warmer than down, argon gas will keep you toasty on the slopes, even if the temps dip below zero. MSRP $180

4. K2 Shovel: this shovel not only moves large amounts of snow at a fast rate but functions as a rappel anchor and works with your skis and poles to create an emergency evacuation sled. MSRP $75

5. Goodhew Circulator Socks: your legs will thank you at the end of the day if you wear these extremely soft wool blend compression socks on the slopes. MSRP $25

6. Revo Bearing Sunglasses: all that snow creates huge amounts of glare so protect your eyes with these full covergae polarized sunglasses. MSRP $190

7. KEEN Hoodoo High Lace Boots: whether you are heading out for a snowshoe or keeping your feet warm après ski, these versatile boots will be all you need this winter. MSRP $140

8. Columbia Bugaglove Max Electric Gloves: heated gloves to keep your hands warm all day long. MSRP $399

9. Smartwool Base Layer: merino wool base layer to keep you warm and stink free, even if you get wet. MSRP $80

10. MSR Lightning Snowshoes: traverse icy slopes and navigate steep backcountry in these all-terrain snowshoes. MSRP $270 

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