"Over at Liftopia HQ, employees gave high praise for their favorite gear, from snowy day must-haves to snow sport essentials. We rounded up the best gift ideas for all the different skiers, snowboarders, mountain lovers, and perpetually cold people in your life."

Phoozy thermal capsule for smartphones. $29.99 and up. This little pouch protects smartphones from the cold, extending battery life up to 3x. Phoozy even makes protective gear for tablets and laptops too.

Black Diamond Ski Straps. $5.95. These ski straps are practical enough that any skier will be glad to have them on hand, and cheap enough where you won’t feel you’ve wasted your money in case they don’t. “No one ever wants ski straps, but you’re always happy when you have one around,” says Christina Dong, Principal Platform Engineer, Liftopia.

James Niehues’ new book$90. During his 30-year career, ski artist James Niehues painted more than 300 trail maps for ski resorts around the world. His new book, The Man Behind the Maps: Legendary Ski Artist James Niehuesrecently came out and is the perfect addition to every skier and snowboarder’s coffee table.

Read the full review here.

December 24, 2019

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