Gifts for Winter Sports Nuts: Skiing, Snowboarding, and More

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By Megan Koester

Let it snow, let it snow! From the practical to the tech-heavy, the gifts on this list are sure to please every the winter sports fanatic on your list, no matter whether they prefer hitting the slopes or lacing up your skates on the ice.

Skiing

Want to know if the sky’s about to drop some fresh powder? Get your favorite skier a weather alert station with a portable radio they can take on the drive to their favorite mountain. It uses National Weather Service signals to let you know what conditions the future holds. It’s like you’re getting hot tips straight from Mother Nature herself. A waterproof GPS Smartwatch is definitely a smart (pun not intended) purchase for any serious skier, too. Not only does it have an altimeter, barometer, and compass, ensuring that they always have their bearings on the mountain, it also tracks their speed, distance, and number of runs. It isn’t just for winter sports, either—with swimming and running stat-tracking features, it can be used year round.

Snowboarding

Skiing may be the most iconic of all winter sports, but snowboarding definitely gives it a run for its money popularity-wise. The boarder on your list can tote their tools of the trade easily in a snowboard bag, designed to hold multiple snowboards comfortably and stylishly. Durable interior padding will protect their boards, even when they’re in transit.

Snowshoeing

Baby, it’s cold outside—but when you’ve got the right snowshoe, it’s never too cold to hike! Gone are the days of the unwieldy, impossible-to-wear kind. Today’s options are convenient and compact. A pair of comfortable snowshoes, ergonomically designed to reduce fatigue, offers unrivaled traction and durability for long treks through the snow for your favorite hikers who may not know yet how much they love snowshoeing.

Hockey

The puckheads on your list love to go down to the rink to practice their skating skills, but with unpredictable winter weather, it’s not always possible. With a bubble hockey table, they can enjoy the thrill of a shootout right in their own living room no matter what the season. Pro tip: go for the hat trick and find a table with cupholders for their favorite brew.

These comfortable snowshoes from BassPro, ergonomically designed to reduce fatigue, offer unrivaled traction and durability for those long hikes through the snow.

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