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2015 Holiday Gift Guide: What to Get a Skier

BlackRapid Kick: $61.95 Our go-to women's specific camera sling we tested with a Sony A6000. Whether hiking, skiing or on a walk around the neighborhood, the ergonomically fitted, padded strap feels great. The adjustable clips keep the camera secure to your side while in fast motion, i.e. skiing, also allowing for quick draws of the camera to eye level. Two thumbs up!

BlackRapid Kick: $61.95 Our go-to women's specific camera sling we tested with a Sony A6000. Whether hiking, skiing or on a walk around the neighborhood, the ergonomically fitted, padded strap feels great. The adjustable clips keep the camera secure to your side while in fast motion, i.e. skiing, also allowing for quick draws of the camera to eye level. Two thumbs up!
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BlackRapid Kick: $61.95 Our go-to women's specific camera sling we tested with a Sony A6000. Whether hiking, skiing or on a walk around the neighborhood, the ergonomically fitted, padded strap feels great. The adjustable clips keep the camera secure to your side while in fast motion, i.e. skiing, also allowing for quick draws of the camera to eye level. Two thumbs up!
OnTheSnow's 2015 Holiday Gift Guide - © Liam Doran

OnTheSnow's 2015 Holiday Gift Guide
Copyright: Liam Doran

OnTheSnow's 2015 Holiday Gift Guide - © Liam Doran
Kari Traa Rose H/Z: $110 This super cool patterned base layer half zip and corresponding pant are all performance in merino wool at no expense to style. Those who don't like to wear their base layers like a second skin might consider sizing up one for this slim-fitting combo.

Kari Traa Rose H/Z: $110 This super cool patterned base layer half zip and corresponding pant are all performance in merino wool at no expense to style. Those who don't like to wear their base layers like a second skin might consider sizing up one for this slim-fitting combo.
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Kari Traa Rose H/Z: $110 This super cool patterned base layer half zip and corresponding pant are all performance in merino wool at no expense to style. Those who don't like to wear their base layers like a second skin might consider sizing up one for this slim-fitting combo.
Victorinox Swiss Army Signature Lite: $44.50 Now featuring seven functions, (including a pen!), you'll find all kinds of uses, conventional and otherwise, for this always-good-to-have tool.

Victorinox Swiss Army Signature Lite: $44.50 Now featuring seven functions, (including a pen!), you'll find all kinds of uses, conventional and otherwise, for this always-good-to-have tool.
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Victorinox Swiss Army Signature Lite: $44.50 Now featuring seven functions, (including a pen!), you'll find all kinds of uses, conventional and otherwise, for this always-good-to-have tool.
Hot Gear Boot Bag: Classic 110/V: $199 This insulated bag with passive ventilation offers multiple compartments with heating and drying systems for boots, gloves and thermal wear. Features include an outside helmet and goggle compartment and backpack/shoulder straps.

Hot Gear Boot Bag: Classic 110/V: $199 This insulated bag with passive ventilation offers multiple compartments with heating and drying systems for boots, gloves and thermal wear. Features include an outside helmet and goggle compartment and backpack/shoulder straps.
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Hot Gear Boot Bag: Classic 110/V: $199 This insulated bag with passive ventilation offers multiple compartments with heating and drying systems for boots, gloves and thermal wear. Features include an outside helmet and goggle compartment and backpack/shoulder straps.
Darn Tough Vermont Yeti Over-the-Calf Ultra-Light: $23 Darn Tough Vermont socks are darn tough not to love. That price point! And a lifetime guarantee? We need not say more, but we will. These socks are seamless and antimicrobial. What more could a skier girl ask for than a cute design? They nailed that, too.

Darn Tough Vermont Yeti Over-the-Calf Ultra-Light: $23 Darn Tough Vermont socks are darn tough not to love. That price point! And a lifetime guarantee? We need not say more, but we will. These socks are seamless and antimicrobial. What more could a skier girl ask for than a cute design? They nailed that, too.
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Darn Tough Vermont Yeti Over-the-Calf Ultra-Light: $23 Darn Tough Vermont socks are darn tough not to love. That price point! And a lifetime guarantee? We need not say more, but we will. These socks are seamless and antimicrobial. What more could a skier girl ask for than a cute design? They nailed that, too.
Dakine 12L Heli Pack: $70 Rule the backcountry with this versatile, yet compact backpack. Features include an insulated hydro sleeve, fleece-lined goggle pocket, external shovel carry, rescue whistle and ski/snowboard carry.

Dakine 12L Heli Pack: $70 Rule the backcountry with this versatile, yet compact backpack. Features include an insulated hydro sleeve, fleece-lined goggle pocket, external shovel carry, rescue whistle and ski/snowboard carry.
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Dakine 12L Heli Pack: $70 Rule the backcountry with this versatile, yet compact backpack. Features include an insulated hydro sleeve, fleece-lined goggle pocket, external shovel carry, rescue whistle and ski/snowboard carry.
Platypus SoftBottle: $8.95 BPA, BPS, phthalate and just as importantly, taste free, this travel-friendly, stashable hydration vessel comes in a huge variety of colors and cap configurations. It's also offered in half and one-liter options.

Platypus SoftBottle: $8.95 BPA, BPS, phthalate and just as importantly, taste free, this travel-friendly, stashable hydration vessel comes in a huge variety of colors and cap configurations. It's also offered in half and one-liter options.
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Platypus SoftBottle: $8.95 BPA, BPS, phthalate and just as importantly, taste free, this travel-friendly, stashable hydration vessel comes in a huge variety of colors and cap configurations. It's also offered in half and one-liter options.
Hotronic Custom S4 Foot Warmer Kit: $249 Add some much needed warmth throughout your ski, snowboard or hiking boots with this custom foot warmer. This battery-powered kit can be used with Hotronic Heat Ready Insoles (sold separately) or on insoles of your choice.

Hotronic Custom S4 Foot Warmer Kit: $249 Add some much needed warmth throughout your ski, snowboard or hiking boots with this custom foot warmer. This battery-powered kit can be used with Hotronic Heat Ready Insoles (sold separately) or on insoles of your choice.
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Hotronic Custom S4 Foot Warmer Kit: $249 Add some much needed warmth throughout your ski, snowboard or hiking boots with this custom foot warmer. This battery-powered kit can be used with Hotronic Heat Ready Insoles (sold separately) or on insoles of your choice.
Zippo 12 Hour Blaze Orange Hand Warmer: $21.95 While we're unsure of whether you'd be able to stuff one of these into your glove/mitten, it'd be nice to have for those bone-chilling days when your hands refuse to warm up and you refuse to go in.

Zippo 12 Hour Blaze Orange Hand Warmer: $21.95 While we're unsure of whether you'd be able to stuff one of these into your glove/mitten, it'd be nice to have for those bone-chilling days when your hands refuse to warm up and you refuse to go in.
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Zippo 12 Hour Blaze Orange Hand Warmer: $21.95 While we're unsure of whether you'd be able to stuff one of these into your glove/mitten, it'd be nice to have for those bone-chilling days when your hands refuse to warm up and you refuse to go in.
Black Diamond Binding Buddy Multi-Tool: $9.95 Make binding adjustments or repairs in the backcountry with this inexpensive multi-tool, which stores five different bits inside the handle.

Black Diamond Binding Buddy Multi-Tool: $9.95 Make binding adjustments or repairs in the backcountry with this inexpensive multi-tool, which stores five different bits inside the handle.
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Black Diamond Binding Buddy Multi-Tool: $9.95 Make binding adjustments or repairs in the backcountry with this inexpensive multi-tool, which stores five different bits inside the handle.
SAXX Ultra Long John: $49.95 It's a little bit awkward to talk about, but what makes this men's base layer so special has to do with the brand name and a special mesh panel/comfort pouch. If you're not sure where we're going with this, click the link. Other than that, they look cool and are made with performance viscose. Oh, and SAXX is said to be the fastest growing underwear company in the nation. In other words, they're onto something.

SAXX Ultra Long John: $49.95 It's a little bit awkward to talk about, but what makes this men's base layer so special has to do with the brand name and a special mesh panel/comfort pouch. If you're not sure where we're going with this, click the link. Other than that, they look cool and are made with performance viscose. Oh, and SAXX is said to be the fastest growing underwear company in the nation. In other words, they're onto something.
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SAXX Ultra Long John: $49.95 It's a little bit awkward to talk about, but what makes this men's base layer so special has to do with the brand name and a special mesh panel/comfort pouch. If you're not sure where we're going with this, click the link. Other than that, they look cool and are made with performance viscose. Oh, and SAXX is said to be the fastest growing underwear company in the nation. In other words, they're onto something.
DryGuy BootGlove: $30 Give your feet another layer between boot and the elements with this insulated, neoprene boot glove.

DryGuy BootGlove: $30 Give your feet another layer between boot and the elements with this insulated, neoprene boot glove.
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DryGuy BootGlove: $30 Give your feet another layer between boot and the elements with this insulated, neoprene boot glove.
Helly Hansen Warm Flow and Warm Freeze Baselayers: $95-100 These 1/2 zip baselayers utilize merino wool and Lifa fiber technology to quickly wick moisture away from the skin and keep you dry and comfortable whatever the temps are on the mountain.

Helly Hansen Warm Flow and Warm Freeze Baselayers: $95-100 These 1/2 zip baselayers utilize merino wool and Lifa fiber technology to quickly wick moisture away from the skin and keep you dry and comfortable whatever the temps are on the mountain.
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Helly Hansen Warm Flow and Warm Freeze Baselayers: $95-100 These 1/2 zip baselayers utilize merino wool and Lifa fiber technology to quickly wick moisture away from the skin and keep you dry and comfortable whatever the temps are on the mountain.
STEWART/STAND 12-oz. Popup Cup: $12 for a set of two. One of the most inexpensive gifts on our list this season, this handy little pocket-sized travel cup will actually SAVE you beaucoup bucks on the mountain when it's time for a tea break (assuming you've got access to hot water and remembered to bring your own tea bag). Multiply that by as many days as you'll fit in this ski season and you've got that much toward your next ski pass. So awesome, in fact, it's currently sold out but will be back in stock soon.

STEWART/STAND 12-oz. Popup Cup: $12 for a set of two. One of the most inexpensive gifts on our list this season, this handy little pocket-sized travel cup will actually SAVE you beaucoup bucks on the mountain when it's time for a tea break (assuming you've got access to hot water and remembered to bring your own tea bag). Multiply that by as many days as you'll fit in this ski season and you've got that much toward your next ski pass. So awesome, in fact, it's currently sold out but will be back in stock soon.
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STEWART/STAND 12-oz. Popup Cup: $12 for a set of two. One of the most inexpensive gifts on our list this season, this handy little pocket-sized travel cup will actually SAVE you beaucoup bucks on the mountain when it's time for a tea break (assuming you've got access to hot water and remembered to bring your own tea bag). Multiply that by as many days as you'll fit in this ski season and you've got that much toward your next ski pass. So awesome, in fact, it's currently sold out but will be back in stock soon.
Jaybird X2 Wireless Buds: $179.95 Jaybird's bluetooth buds will outlast your ski legs with an eight-hour battery life. Even better, these sweat-proof buds will stay put with the company's exclusive secure fit.

Jaybird X2 Wireless Buds: $179.95 Jaybird's bluetooth buds will outlast your ski legs with an eight-hour battery life. Even better, these sweat-proof buds will stay put with the company's exclusive secure fit.
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Jaybird X2 Wireless Buds: $179.95 Jaybird's bluetooth buds will outlast your ski legs with an eight-hour battery life. Even better, these sweat-proof buds will stay put with the company's exclusive secure fit.
Steadicam Curve: $39.95 Take the vomit cam factor out of your sweet ski vids and add back some production value with this lightweight GoPro accessory that's designed to smooth out your footage by isolating handshake and vibration.

Steadicam Curve: $39.95 Take the vomit cam factor out of your sweet ski vids and add back some production value with this lightweight GoPro accessory that's designed to smooth out your footage by isolating handshake and vibration.
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Steadicam Curve: $39.95 Take the vomit cam factor out of your sweet ski vids and add back some production value with this lightweight GoPro accessory that's designed to smooth out your footage by isolating handshake and vibration.
Supergoop Everyday Sunscreen with Cellular Response Technology SPF 50: Price varies by size. A sunscreen for my sweaty peeps (like me)! Avobenzone is said to absorb quickly and let the skin breathe (and sweat). Also preserves while protecting skin, according to the company.

Supergoop Everyday Sunscreen with Cellular Response Technology SPF 50: Price varies by size. A sunscreen for my sweaty peeps (like me)! Avobenzone is said to absorb quickly and let the skin breathe (and sweat). Also preserves while protecting skin, according to the company.
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Supergoop Everyday Sunscreen with Cellular Response Technology SPF 50: Price varies by size. A sunscreen for my sweaty peeps (like me)! Avobenzone is said to absorb quickly and let the skin breathe (and sweat). Also preserves while protecting skin, according to the company.
Neve Austria Weekender Tote: $100 Tote everything you need and more (including style) to the mountains with this canvas and faux leather hand bag.

Neve Austria Weekender Tote: $100 Tote everything you need and more (including style) to the mountains with this canvas and faux leather hand bag.
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Neve Austria Weekender Tote: $100 Tote everything you need and more (including style) to the mountains with this canvas and faux leather hand bag.
Boombot REX Wireless Speaker: $59.99 Drop some beats on the slope with this highly portable, bluetooth speaker.  Available is a variety of colorways.

Boombot REX Wireless Speaker: $59.99 Drop some beats on the slope with this highly portable, bluetooth speaker. Available is a variety of colorways.
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Boombot REX Wireless Speaker: $59.99 Drop some beats on the slope with this highly portable, bluetooth speaker.  Available is a variety of colorways.
The North Face Women's Thermoball Bootie & Men's Thermoball Traction Mule II: $80 & $50 We can't think of a better way to say "I'm sorry" to your feet after putting them through ski boot abuse than to slip on one of TNF's many awesome Thermoball footwear options. Anything to make that drive too and from the mountains more comfy and enjoyable.

The North Face Women's Thermoball Bootie & Men's Thermoball Traction Mule II: $80 & $50 We can't think of a better way to say "I'm sorry" to your feet after putting them through ski boot abuse than to slip on one of TNF's many awesome Thermoball footwear options. Anything to make that drive too and from the mountains more comfy and enjoyable.
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The North Face Women's Thermoball Bootie & Men's Thermoball Traction Mule II: $80 & $50 We can't think of a better way to say "I'm sorry" to your feet after putting them through ski boot abuse than to slip on one of TNF's many awesome Thermoball footwear options. Anything to make that drive too and from the mountains more comfy and enjoyable.
Chaos Grand Colour Block Slouch Beanie: $24.99 This 100 percent acrylic, uber soft, unisex beanie style will keep you warm and looking cool all season. Available in three rad color-blocked designs.

Chaos Grand Colour Block Slouch Beanie: $24.99 This 100 percent acrylic, uber soft, unisex beanie style will keep you warm and looking cool all season. Available in three rad color-blocked designs.
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Chaos Grand Colour Block Slouch Beanie: $24.99 This 100 percent acrylic, uber soft, unisex beanie style will keep you warm and looking cool all season. Available in three rad color-blocked designs.
Eagle Creek No Matter What Rolling Duffel: Price varies per size. Offered in an array of cool colors and sizes (with or without wheels) to accommodate ski weekend to week-long getaway, this super lightweight bag will fit it all in one big, no-frills cavity. Just TRY to lose those ski socks. There's no warranty for that, but you're covered for pretty much everything else.

Eagle Creek No Matter What Rolling Duffel: Price varies per size. Offered in an array of cool colors and sizes (with or without wheels) to accommodate ski weekend to week-long getaway, this super lightweight bag will fit it all in one big, no-frills cavity. Just TRY to lose those ski socks. There's no warranty for that, but you're covered for pretty much everything else.
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Eagle Creek No Matter What Rolling Duffel: Price varies per size. Offered in an array of cool colors and sizes (with or without wheels) to accommodate ski weekend to week-long getaway, this super lightweight bag will fit it all in one big, no-frills cavity. Just TRY to lose those ski socks. There's no warranty for that, but you're covered for pretty much everything else.
Strider Ski Accessory Kit: $34.99 From the company that brought you the best thing since training wheels, Strider now offers a way to transform your bike into a snow-worthy mode of transportation. It may not make your kid a better skier, but it looks like a fun alternative when those ski boots just have to come off.

Strider Ski Accessory Kit: $34.99 From the company that brought you the best thing since training wheels, Strider now offers a way to transform your bike into a snow-worthy mode of transportation. It may not make your kid a better skier, but it looks like a fun alternative when those ski boots just have to come off.
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Strider Ski Accessory Kit: $34.99 From the company that brought you the best thing since training wheels, Strider now offers a way to transform your bike into a snow-worthy mode of transportation. It may not make your kid a better skier, but it looks like a fun alternative when those ski boots just have to come off.
Abominable Labs A-BOM Goggle: $250 Peace out, fog! This one-of-a-kind technology puts a heat-conductive film in that illusive zone between inner and outer lens to prevent fog from ever forming, with a bonus boost mode in the rare event that THE FOG still manages to creep in.

Abominable Labs A-BOM Goggle: $250 Peace out, fog! This one-of-a-kind technology puts a heat-conductive film in that illusive zone between inner and outer lens to prevent fog from ever forming, with a bonus boost mode in the rare event that THE FOG still manages to creep in.
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Abominable Labs A-BOM Goggle: $250 Peace out, fog! This one-of-a-kind technology puts a heat-conductive film in that illusive zone between inner and outer lens to prevent fog from ever forming, with a bonus boost mode in the rare event that THE FOG still manages to creep in.
Moji Foot PRO: $39.99 Foot massage at the end of a long ski day, what could be better? How about one on ice? Freeze this bad boy before heading out to hit the mountain and treat those barking dogs to a soothing cool off by the fire come day's end.

Moji Foot PRO: $39.99 Foot massage at the end of a long ski day, what could be better? How about one on ice? Freeze this bad boy before heading out to hit the mountain and treat those barking dogs to a soothing cool off by the fire come day's end.
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Moji Foot PRO: $39.99 Foot massage at the end of a long ski day, what could be better? How about one on ice? Freeze this bad boy before heading out to hit the mountain and treat those barking dogs to a soothing cool off by the fire come day's end.

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