Gifts Ideas to Help Make the Ski Season Merry and Bright

by Dan Giesin | December 11, 2023

For those that embrace the holiday gift giving festivities, you’re in the right place.

At, we’re dedicated to brightening the holidays for skiers and snowboarders. Our favorite idea? Gifting a ski trip, of course! Plus, adding a few ski essentials creates the perfect package.


This electronic device is like having your own private instructor. A motion-capture insole that slips between your boot liner and shell monitors balance, edging, pressure and rotation as you ski down the hill, analyzes your technique and relays the data to your phone, from which you can get audio feedback. Check it out at

Thermal phone case

The elements, particularly cold and snow, can wreak havoc on your mobile phone. This Cold Case thermal shell has NASA insolation that protects phones in temps as low as minus-40 F — and thereby increasing battery life — and its magnetic closure seal keeps out moisture. Available at

Boot glove

If there is anything worse than cold feet to mess up your day on the hill, I don’t want to know about it. DryGuy, which is noted for its line of portable boot heaters, makes a neoprene sleeve that fits snugly over the lower section of your ski boot to provide an extra layer of insulation for your feet. More information at

Deluxe tuning kit

You never know when you’re going to need a quick on-mountain equipment fix, like getting rid of a pesky bur on your ski edges or eliminating waxy buildup on your snowboard base, but Dakine’s deluxe tuning kit can come to your rescue. The kit includes a rasp, a stone, a bit of wax, a brush and a scraper in a (large) pocket-size carrying case. Check it out at

Glidewax paste

Having the wrong wax on your boards to match the snow conditions can cause some consternation as you lurch about on the mountainside. Instead of heading for the base-lodge repair shop, simply carry along a tube of Swix Glidewax paste, an all-temperature F4 universal wax that goes on easily and quickly with an enclosed sponge foam applicator. The paste also helps prevent rust occurring on your boards’ metal edges. More information at

Resort map blankets

Relive your day on the hill while curled up on a sofa or easy chair with a cup of your favorite liquid winter warmer and a ski trail map blanket by Powder Addicts. These full-length and cozy soft coverings have full-color, detailed trail maps from most North American ski resorts imprinted on them. Available at

Merino wool glove liners

No matter how great your ski gloves or snowboard mittens are, there’s always that one time when you wish you had an extra layer of protection. That’s where glove liners come. And those made with merino wool and are compatible with your phone’s touchscreen are the best. Check out the line at

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