Updated: Feb 17
Valentine's Day falls right in the heart of ski season. Our gifts include little things like the perfect coffee mug for ski inspiration, lip balm, ear buds, gear to stay warm and cozy, comfy boots, and even our favorite, new red skis.
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Little Things for Warmth & Comfort
Mug with Your Favorite Ski Resort
Mugs are a fun reminder of a favorite trip or inspiration for your next adventure. Sip your coffee or tea and dream away. We especially like the 15 ounce mugs for pour overs. This collection includes resorts like Park City, Aspen, Whistler, and Stratton and comes with matching coasters.
Temperature controlled heated Ember mug. We were content with a traditional ski mug until this temperature controlled delight joined the scene. The Ember is intelligently designed with an app on your smartphone to control the temperature of your drink, a charging station coaster and newly improved battery life of up to 1.5 hours. Never drink cold coffee again!
Lip Balm. The sun and wind can wreak havoc on your lips. Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm provides sun protection and guards against windburn. It contains antioxidants, vitamin E and green tea, and has a natural mint flavor.Stick a tube in your pocket and easily remedy dry, chapped, irritated lips. Sun Bum SPF 30 lip balm works well too and comes in a variety of fruity flavors.
Hand warmers. Keeping your hands warm is critical and with hand warms it's easy. These are easy to stuff in your pockets and will keep your hands warm for hours at a time. Perfect if you're always taking your gloves on and off to snap photos or helping the kids with hats and jackets. Resorts charge a premium so come prepared. Get them here for less!
Take Care of Your Head & Neck
Warm, cosy, Turtle Fur neck warmers. So comfortable you will barely realize you are wearing it, the Turtle Fur active neck warmers protect against the harshest elements. They trap the heat, while remaining breathable. They also come in a range of styles and patterns.
Wireless Headphones. These voice controlled, wireless headphones are an easy choice, especially when you are wearing gloves and a hat. The SkullCandy Active Wireless Earbuds are our top choice on the slopes or for most things
active off of the slopes.
Beanies. Helmet off, beanie on for après! We like the Patagonia Powder Town Beanie with its matching beanie collection for the kids. The Turtle Fur faux fur pom pom beanies for women and the Turtle Fur performance beanies for men come in so many fun colors and patterns. And of course, our favorite, the Avant Ski special, super cool and a statement that you are in know (pictured here).
Comfy, warm base layer. Your base layer can make your day and is well worth the investment for a solid foundation. We recently upgraded to the Smartwool Merino 250 bottoms and are pleased to report they are very soft, durable and warm. Also available in women's sizes. Black Diamond also makes warm and comfortable base layers.
Mittens. We’re big believers in mittens, generally, and Hestra makes some of our favorites. Though pricey, they're extremely durable, and we’ve used the same ones for 4-5 seasons straight. Keeping your fingers in contact with one another keeps them warmer. These come in lots of fun colors in women's and men's sizes. A version with a three-finger "claw" design for added dexterity is also available.
Leggings for Lounging. Our go to leggings for lounging or even getting in a yoga workout after a day on the slopes. The Beyond Yoga High Waisted Leggings are super soft and comfortable, high-waisted and stylish, you may not want to travel with any other pants.
Ski Jacket. This fully equipped performance ski jacket is stylish enough to wear around the city too. The red one is fun for Valentine's Day, but the Helly Hansen Juniper 3.0 Jacket also comes in black and navy. Structured, yet waterproof and breathable, this jacket offers the in ultimate versatility.
Men's Snow Boots. The Danner Mountain 600 Hiking boots are warm, waterproof, lightweight and stylish enough to wear in the city. The red laces should seal the deal for this occasion.
Women's Snow Boots. For the ladies, we are loving the Sorel Explorer II Joan Boots. Enjoy the lightweight feel of a sneaker with full weather protection. These are great for changing at the end of the ski day and stylish enough for weathering city storms.
❤️ Skis with Style ❤️ What could be a better gift for the skier in your life than a new pair of skis?! Keeping it red for the holiday, here are a few of our favorites:
The Black Crows Camox Freeride is a super solid all-mountain ski that is also excellent for alpine touring.
The Atomic Backland 107 is a burly all-mountain ski that is capable of stomping the biggest lines in any conditions.
The Zag H-116 is a floaty powder ski that thrives on the deepest days!
All prices quoted were checked shortly before publication, but prices are subject to change and may not match what is found online. Readers should also make sure to check in-stock and delivery status.
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