These great gifts will help the woman in your life stay warm and comfortable on the ski slopes this winter, while still managing to remain fashionable around the lodge too.
Voormi River Run Hoody
Originally developed for fly fishing, the lifestyle-cum-performance hoody is one of the lightest Merino next-to-skin layers. Pagosa Springs-based Voormi uses American-grown Merino wool, which provides sun protection and antimicrobial properties. The lightweight wool is combined with a paper-thin layer of wicking poly interlaced on the interior of the fabric. Design details include a hood, pouch pocket and thumb loops.
voormi.com | River Run Hoody $129
Grass Sticks Ski Poles
The brainchild of a Steamboat Springs ski bum, Grass Sticks offers customizable bamboo ski poles with a sustainable story. As a member of the grass family, bamboo is one of the fastest-growing plants on the planet, and, it turns out that it also has a low swing weight when used for skiing. Grass Sticks pole straps come from recycled polyester and rubber grips and baskets come in eight different color choices.
grasssticks.com | Ski Poles $89
Giesswein Alp Lodge Shoe
If the best part of a ski day is taking off your ski boots, or you simply love the feel and timeless look of wool, then treat your feet to the Giesswein Alp Lodge shoe. Made in Austria, the Alp features a removable cork-latex footbed, which provides high-level arch support. Thanks to the properties of boiled wool, the shoe is breathable as well as moisture and odor resistant. Bonus: The treaded rubber outsole creates a waterproof barrier for getting through snowy parking lots.
giesswein-usa.com | Alp Lodge Shoe $162
Strong is the New Beautiful by Lindsey Vonn
Olympic Gold medalist Lindsey Von has won more World Cup ski races than any other female skier and remains less than 10 races away from breaking Ingemark Stenmark’s record 86 World Cup wins. She’s come back from several near-career ending crashes, dated high-profile athletes and broken into the Hollywood scene. Her new book shares her secrets for workout routines, clean eating and how to build self-confidence.
harpercollins.com | Strong is the New Beautiful $27.99
Giro Stellar MIPS Helmet
The women-specific Stellar MIPS has a low profile, two-piece outer shell, adjustable venting and a magnetic closure. But the real story comes in the form of an acronym: MIPS (Multi-directional Impact Protection System). MIPS technology reduces rotational forces during impact thanks to an elastomeric attachment system that literally stretches to allow the foam liner to rotate around your head.
giro.com | Stellar MIPS Helmet $250
Giro Field Goggles
The semi-frameless women’s-specific design works in concert with the Stellar MIPS helmet (read: no goggle gap). It includes EXV or Expansion View Technology, to help increase what skiers can see surrounding them on the slopes. Lenses come from Giro’s partnership with Zeiss and include an array of tinted polycarbonate lenses—from polarized rose to clear night lenses.
giro.com | Field Goggles $150 and up depending on lenses.
Elan Ripstick 94W
Love powder, steeps, groomers and moguls? The Riptick 94W may be the versatile. ski you’ve been looking for. Vibration-absorbing VaporTips and carbon tubes alongside a wood core create a lightweight freeride ski that can also crank a turn, thanks to Elan’s Amphibio profile—which creates float-friendly rocker on the outside edge and carve-happy camber on the inside edge.
elanskis.com | Ripstick 94W $700
Rumpl Super Fleece Jeremy Collins Print Blanket
While living out of their car on surf and ski trips, Rumpl’s two founders vowed to create a cozy “sleeping bag blanket.” Those humble beginnings resulted in the highest grossing blanket kickstarter campaign ever. The Super Fleece Blanket features the artwork of activist and illustrator, Jeremy Collins. Dirt bags and high rollers alike can appreciate the water and stain resistant Nanotex topside knit, antimicrobial Silvadur to repel odor and über-soft fleece underside.
gorumpl.com | Super Fleece Blanket Twin $149 | Queen $229 | King $249
Arc’teryx Nadina Jacket
It’s hard to find one jacket that offers warmth and protection from the elements in a lightweight, compressible package. Enter the Nadina women’s ski jacket. The warmth comes from Coreloft, a synthetic insulation known for its high warmth-to-weight ratio. Protection comes from the fully-taped Gore Thermium outer shell, watertight zippers and insulated helmet-compatible hood. Plus the long silhouette provides good coverage for resort skiing or for staying warm in the backcountry.
arcteryx.com | Nadina Jacket $549
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