Do you know someone who is mad about backcountry? Well, our entire team is so they are the perfect candidates to offer up suggestions on what would be awesome gifts this Christmas. Check out our gift guide and give the gift of backcountry this Christmas.
- Gifts for Stocking Stuffer
- Gifts Under $50
- Gifts Under $100
- Gifts for Backcountry Skiers & Snowboarders
- Gifts for Campers
- Gifts for Runners
- Gifts for Paddlers
Gift for Stocking Stuffers
Fuel Canister Transfer: Own multiple half empty fuels canister? Use the flip fuel to empty fuel from one canister to the other.
Ski Strap: Ski straps can be used for fixing malfunctioning boots, tighten a broken binding, manage your skins, administering first aid, lashing equipment to a bike and much more.
Canister Recycle: Don't know what to do with empty fuel canisters? The Crunch It tools allows you to recycle them.
Gifts Under $50
Books & Maps: Whistler, Duffey Lake & Sea to Sky Gondola maps are for great for anyone exploring new terrain or just lovers of maps. Exploring The Coast Mountain on Skis is an uber classic ski touring, coffee table inspiration book.
Sustainable Clothing: Super soft Mens Tentree t-shirts; buy a tee shirt plant some trees!
Gifts Under $100
Ski Boot Add Ons: These Boot Dryers extend the life of your ski boots by keeping the liners fresher. Or use them to preheat you liners before the ski day ;)
Premium Ski Socks: Swiss wool ski socks are as good as they get. If you like high end materials on your feet, these Ortovox Tour or Freeride socks are for you.
Camping Luxurious: These string lights are portable and packable fairly lights that are solar powered.
Gifts for Backcountry Skiers & Snowboarders
First Aid: Custom Winter First Aid Kit: Designed by the Escape Route and Canadian Outdoor Medical. This kit has exactly what flight paramedic Matt Smith thinks you should have in your kit, and nothing more.
Backcountry Multi Tool: The classic Leatherman wingman is your all round good for everything tool. From fixing bindings, using a knifes and even pliers. It's got the lot.
Avalanche Safety: These little trinkets are key pieces of avalanche safety for anyone who takes a keen interest in snow science. Slope meter, Compass, Ruler, Temp Gauge or a full backcountry snow study kit.
Keep it simple, get the full avi safety kit in one swoop. The Mammut Avalanche Tour Package is perfect for the beginner wanting the best kit for west coast touring.
Nothing screams avalanche safety more than an avalanche airbag. The new Litric pack from Ortovox is the worlds lightest multi-use system.
Skiing Luxury: Cold feet ruin a days skiing, warm feet is bliss. Try some Lenz heated socks for skiing comfort or heated gloves and mitts. Avoid Arcteryx and try something New, the Wild Herb Deep Shell line from Ortovox has been a huge hit for women this year.
Gifts for Campers
Shrink your Pack Size: A game changer when it comes to getting more in you pack, the Air purge compression sacks are a one way valve to purge all the air out of the sack.
Portable alcohol: Whats a camping trip without some alcohol - we have portable hip flasks and rollable wine flasks.
Camping Comfort: A pillow 1/3 the size of a Nalgene. Yes please, check out the Thermarest Airhead Pillow.
Camping Multi-Tool: A ferro rod for starting fires and customizable bit for driving in tent stakes. The Leatherman signal is built for camping.
Gifts for Runners
Winter Warmth: Keep your ears warm with a merino head band. Winter running socks from Smartwool add more warmth to cold ski runs.
Gifts for Paddlers
Packable Waterproof: The Discovery Purge Air is a burley waterproof pack that also has purge air so it packs down as small as physically possible.
Speed Inflation: Pump up one paddleboard with two pumps with the multi pump adapter.
Dog PFD: Get your dog out on the water with you and keep them safe with the Red Paddle Dog PFD
Gifts for a Comfy Home
All Terrain Bootie: The Intuition booties are a best selling item every year. They are perfect for moving in and out of the house in ultimate warmth and comfort.
Festive Whistler Glassware: The Mountain Tumblers are a locally produced tumbler featuring your favourite mountains.