The SOS Gift Guides: Ski & Snowboard


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LEFT COLUMN: BOGNER COOL SKI HELMET $659. While protecting that noggin, you gotta have a ski helmet that looks cool too. This aptly named helmet from Bogner does just that, making a bold statement on the slopes while increasing safety with its high visibility. Constructed from a weather-resistant, coated synthetic leather, in a bright watermelon color, this helmet is for the skier who’s not afraid of a little attention.

VUARNET ICE SUNGLASSES $330. New from Vuarnet is the Ice collection that blends the technical features of the iconic Glacier model with distinctly urban aesthetics. Featuring the ultimate high-altitude eye protection and clarity for which Vuarnet is known on the slopes, the Ice looks great off piste as well in a range of stylish color combinations.

BURTON STEP-ON BOOT & BINDINGS $549-649. Forget sitting on the snow and strapping in, new from Burton this season is the revolutionary Burton Step On™ boot and binding system. Combining a traditional snowboard binding for the first time, with click-in convenience and outstanding performance, simply step on and go shred the slopes, anywhere the mountain takes you.

OAKLEY FALL LINE PRISM GOGGLES $190. For that snowboarder or skier, the new Oakley Fall Line Prism is designed for ultimate peripheral and downward vision in a compact mid-sized fit. Rimless frames hold the cylindrical Prizm Lens recognized for razor-sharp optics and unprecedented control of light transmission, resulting in colors precisely tuned to maximize contrast and enhance visibility. For those who wear prescription eyeglasses, the Fall Line even has small notches in the frame that allow space for most glasses.

CENTER COLUMN: PATAGONIA MICRO PUFF HOODY $299. The puffer on everyone’s wish list this season is the new Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody. Patagonia calls it the “best warmth for weight jacket we’ve ever built” and Outside magazine gave it the “Gear of the Year” award. With a weather resistant, ultralight, nylon ripstop shell on the outside, and water-resistant featherweight PlumaFill insulation on the inside — the Micro Puff has the warmth of down with the warm-when-wet performance of synthetic insulation, for all day snow day comfort.

OSPREY SNOWKIT DUFFLE now $97.49. A place for everything, and everything in its place — the SnowKit was designed for organizing all your ski and snowboard gear. With multi-compartments, including a zippered ventilated footwear end and tuckaway helmet carry, it is rugged like a duffel, but carries like a backpack for easy haul of all your snowbound essentials

ORTOVOX MENS SWISS WOOL PIZ BOE VEST now $134.95.  Combining lightweight performance with ultra warmth, the Ortovox Men’s Piz Boe Vest is a versatile slim fit layering essential. It features a lightweight Pertex exterior that’s wind and water resistant, with Swisswool merino insulation that provides warmth, wicks moisture, and regulates body temperature — hiking up or racing down the mountain. 

RIGHT COLUMN: VOLKL 90EIGHT W $649. The Volk 90Eight W is a lightweight, lively all mountain, freeride ski for the lady who likes to rip it up on the front or back side of the mountain. Rated “Best in Test” by Ski magazine in the all mountain wide category, the 90Eight W is ideal for the skier who wants a nimble, easy-handling ride without sacrificing smoothness and stability. Available in sizes 155, 163 and 170cm. Don’t worry boys, there is the VOLKL 90EIGHT for you.

KJUS THE MITT 2.0 LADIES MITTEN $199. Made from premium down, for ultimate heat retention, these soft, abrasion-resistant goatskin leather mittens are luxuriously warm and comfortable with a cozy plush lining. Quick-release cuff closures make them easy to take on and off. Available in a range of new seasonal colors to match any outfit!