If you’re a skier already then you’ll probably own most of the gear and kit needed for a great ski holiday. However, every year as Christmas approaches we ask ourselves “what do you buy the Skier in your family for Christmas?” Here are a few ‘off-piste’ ideas for you to consider ….
Who wouldn’t want to be reminded that you’re going skiing soon, or indeed the fun times enjoyed during your last snowsports holiday. These cuff links are a great stocking filler – available from Amazon (£14.99)
The ‘Ski Run’ board game
Get the whole family involved in the excitement of skiing with the ‘Ski Run’ board game, the winner is the fastest player who makes it back to the resort for après ski. Watch out for ice, whiteouts, jumps, your competitors and there’s even a Yeti to find – available from John Lewis (£24.99)
LEKI ski poles containing a secret hip flask
Don’t rely on the Bernese mountain dog coming to your rescue you with a barrel full of brandy round it’s neck, carry your own secret hip flask. These Leki ski poles hide a secret anodised compartment that you can fill with your favourite tipple! Just remember always drink responsibly don’t just go out on the piste!!! – available from the Captains Cabin (£110.00)
For the skier who hates carrying their skis, buy them the ‘Ski-Walker’. It’s easy to use, small enough to fold away into a pocket and uses clips which means there’s no Velcro to fill up with ice, and because it has a handle not a shoulder strap, it’s much safer and easier to carry. – available from Ellis Brigham (£12.00)
The skiers ‘Onesie’
And finally for the skier who loves the après ski scene even more than the skiing, it’s a ‘Onesie ski suit’ that fits over your ski clothes, windproof and waterproof, the perfect gift for the skier who loves dressing up! – available from Kigu (£39.99)
We hope these ideas might have inspired and helped you as you tackle your Christmas shopping lists, and if you’ve left your shopping to the very last minute, remember you can always buy them a copy of our SkiFit programme, gift cards are available.