The Best Gifts for Skiers Who Love Après
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Picture Organic Magy Suit ($150)
When we say we put this thing on and didn’t take it off for four days, we’re not exaggerating. Whether you’re working from in this one-piece sweatsuit from the gods or you’re slipping into it pre or post-ski day, it’s the ultimate comfort outfit. Made from 100 percent organic cotton lined with soft fleece, it’s the perfect après attire for home or hill. Also available for men.
Tincup Hot Toddy ($37, bottle)
A bottle of Tincup American Whiskey makes the ultimate cozy beverage. In a pot, bring water to a boil. Add cloves, cinnamon sticks, orange peel, and star anise. Reduce heat to a simmer until fragrant. Add apple cider. Take off the heat. Add Tin Cup whiskey. Garnish with fresh orange peel and you’ve got the perfect apres beverage to end your ski day.
2 oz Tincup American Whiskey
3 oz water
4 oz apple cider
1 cinnamon stick
1 star anise
1 thick orange peel
Ripton Deluxe Overalls ($199)
The winterized evolution of the cult favorite Ripton Jorts, these beefed-up performance overalls are the ultimate option for those who prefer to ski in denim or just lounge in it. With elastic cuffs and super-stretch paneling, these aren’t the average “hard pants” that you can’t wait to get out of. Instead, they’re the do-it all coveralls that dress up, dress down, and will last you for seasons to come. Insulted with a brushed backing, they’re soft against your skin and comfortable enough to layer over your long underwear too. They’re as versatile as they are sexy, which is to say, very. Also available for women.
Patagonia Everyday Beanie ($39)
If you’re like us, by the time we get to apres our helmet hair is going strong. Stick this classic beanie in your jacket pocket to seamlessly and stylishly make the transition from a sweaty snow person to a chic après patron. We like this hat from Patagonia because it’s made of 50 percent recycled cotton and polyester and is Fair Trade Certified™.
Snow Peak Tobachi 2 and SS22 SP x Pendleton Towel Blanket ($135)
The best après sessions involve a hot tub, or hot springs if you’re feeling primal. Either way, soaking your sore muscles in hot water is the ultimate luxury moment in a ski day and not complete without this uber-luxurious towel blanket. Softer than anything else you’ve dried your tired wet feet with, guaranteed, the absorbent fabric is great as a beach or river towel too, while the ultrasoft feel provides warmth and comfort as a blanket on your next camping trip.
Manitobah Waterproof Keewatin half-mukluk boot ($190)
Trust us, this is what you want to put your feet in after being in cold plastic boots all day (even the best ones.) With a sheepskin-lined footbed and unmatched versatility, you’ll reach for these—rated to -25 F—all winter long. The AuthenTEC Waterproof System is made with three layers of waterproof sealant, rich waterproof leather and suede, and a full sheepskin footbed that keeps you dry and cozy all day. Go ahead, kick your feet up.