Big Gift Ideas for Snow Lovers
(Big Boxes, Big Bucks, or Big Fun)
Want a new twist on sledding? Try Airboarding! . Sure to be a hit with tweens, the Airboard is a maneuverable raft-type sled, that rips!
Speaking of sliding, you've got to check out the Mad River Rocket for a new twist on old fun. Rocket sledding is picking up steam across the country. Our Rippin' Riders love the Mad River Rocket for deep snow, surfing pow or just cranking it up for a day of snowplay. These sleds are indestructible by the way. Other sled options come via Eurosled.com . The Swiss Bob is just one of Eurosled's offerings. Check out the scooter skis or the baby jogger for snow.
Need a gift for the snow god who has everything? How about an altimeter watch ? I got in the gondola one day and everyone was checking how much vertical they had gotten in before lunch. A must have for vertical junkies.
Our mud room smells like sour socks. That's because there are piles of wet mittens, ski boots, tangled socks, basically a mess. The answer? A boot drying system (dries gloves and mittens too) that zaps warmth into gear quick - voila!
Got a rail slider in the family? Check out these rails for skateboarding and snowboarding.
Cold feet? Cold hands? Warm heart? OK - you've got to keep the toes warm for good performance on the slopes. Cheapo's can go the
Heat Factory route. Shake 'em up, drop them in your mits or boots and go. They really work. For a more permanent solution, and a bit spendy up front,
Hotronic's boot heaters do the trick for cold feet. Plug them in and go.
Want to enjoy your skis or boards all year long? How about yard furniture made out of recycled skis or snowboards? Cocktail tables
, Adirondack chairs,
picnic tables , you name it - it's available. How about this one? The Fat Ski Settee?
Makes for great conversation in the off-season - comfortable too!
Of course the old standbys are great too. New skis, new board, new ski suit, new cross-country gear. Condo slopeside, foam fitted boots, new SUV... more power to ya. But if you are really looking to impress, think about a family vacation to snow country (hot chocolate, hot toddies, sleigh rides, blue trails, snow memories). Check out
KidzTravel or KidzResorts and plan that family vacation. They may whine about that missing Barbie, but you can bet they'll remember what matters most - family time. Enjoy!
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