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Ultimate Gift Guide for Skiers

It’s that time of year again—you need to get holiday gifts for Uncle Bob and your sister in New Hampshire. Don’t fret. We have ideas for all the skiers on your list, from your groomer-shredding dad to your jib-rat niece.

The two-buckle Ghost is the boot that Salomon's big mountain athletes, like Cody Townsend, ski. It's stiff and burly, but it's also designed with a shock-absorbing footbed and shin guard, so it won't chew up his feet when he's stomping cliffs.$875; Salomon.com

Holiday Gift Guide: Big-Mountain Boyfriend

It's almost non-denominational holiday season, which means you're probably late getting on the present buying train. For your cliff-hucking, pow-schralping boyfriend we've got boots, baselayers, and and a book that'll keep him safe in avy terrain. Check back for ideas for all of the skiers in your life.

Designed by some of the world’s foremost adventurers for dialed backcountry layering, the Microtherm’s 800-fill goose down makes this mid-layer nice and warm but allows it to pack down small and fit easily in your pack. It will repel some precipitation, which is ideal for skinning during light snow flurries, and the jacket’s athletic cut fits well under an outer shell.  [$169: eddiebauer.com]

Gear for Getting Out There

Skiing’s December issue is all about adventure—what, when, why, and how to get out beyond the typical day trip. Here’s more adventure-certified gear to help get you way out there.

My roommate hates on helmets, but he skis like a chimpanzee on speed. I think it’s a self-conscious image thing. A helmet protects your noggin first and foremost. After that, it’s all style. I think he’d like the simple, matte-black look of the Bern Carbon Watts. The brim gives it a little steeze and the carbon construction makes it extra lightweight, which I would appreciate if it were strapped to my pack on the skin track. The Watts also meets all of the ASTM helmet standards for snow sports.-K.L$250; bernunlimited.com

Holiday Gift Giving Guide: Part 1

This holiday season, to help you find presents for the people in your lives, we're sharing what we're getting for the people in ours Step one: What editor Kevin Luby is getting for his father, sister, and mountain deprived cousin in Arizona.