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Holiday 2014 Gift Guide Ideas - Ski/Snowboard

From Skis and snowboards to outerwear to footwear to training tools and bags to get your gear anywhere, you'll find the prefect gift from RAMP Sports, SkiA, ski~mojo, Eagle Creek, Hi-Tec footwear, Icebug traction footwear and Dare 2b apparel below. Samples available.


RAMP Sports

Now handmade in the U.S.A., RAMP is transforming the way skis and snowboards are manufactured. The Park City, Utah, based company uses a revolutionary patent-pending process that makes use of Earth friendly, U.S. made materials to produce the most technical products on the market. The new process allows for tremendous flexibility giving RAMP the ability to change shapes and designs by adjusting computer DXF files versus making a new mold. This allows for much more innovation and creativity.

Big Bambooski

A versatile ski, designed to appeal to any skier type and ability; the Big Bambooski is the elusive one ski quiver we all want. Made with 105mm underfoot and twin tip design, this is a fun, forgiving ski ready for everything from backcountry touring to fresh groomers. The Big Bambooski is a mid-fat twin tip, and is designed to allow you to gracefully float on powder or carve smooth turns on hardpack. The turned up tail makes this nimble ski feel equally at home navigating big-mountain steeps and trees or stomping a trick switch off a backcountry kicker. Direct Price $599.

Tumbleweed Snowboard

If you aren't scared to tackle any terrain on the mountain, then the Tumbleweed is the board for you. It will take you anywhere and everywhere. This is the all-mountain board that can do it all. The One Board Quiver Camber—early rise in nose and tail with 0 camber underfoot—makes hooking up and carving turns catch-free and effortless. This shape also gives you big pop and stability compared to reverse camber. And now made in the USA, this board is packed with the technology that RAMP’s award-winning skis are known for—aerospace technology (vacuum molding) and FSC certified bamboo cores. Add to that a full layer of carbon and this board is made with the most expensive materials available. With a highly unique snowboard construction, the Tumbleweed is our top-selling board for a reason. Direct Price $307.50.

Cork Teens & Kids

The Cork is perfect for the skier who lives for the park but also wants a ski that can handle softer conditions. Unlike typical park skis, the Cork has early rise and reverse sidecut in both the tip and tail. This enhances the ski's floating characteristics when you want to venture outside the park. That paired with traditional camber underfoot provides max pop. And RAMP's exclusive Razor Cut sidecut offers the ultimate in grip for takeoffs and carving turns on hard snow. Direct Pricing: Kids Model $114; Teen Model $211.50


SkiA

SkiA's Sweetspot Ski Trainer

Improve balance and find your "sweetspot", with the SkiA Sweetspot Ski Trainer. The smallest ski trainer in the world, the SkiA is a compact, portable, dry-land training device designed to help tune your balance and make every turn as effective as possible. Small enough to throw into a carry-on bag and take with you on all of your winter adventures, the ski trainer will help you find your skiing sweetspot, which happens to be under the centre of your foot, and is effective for skiers of all abilities.

MSRP $69.95.


ski~mojo

Power assisted skiing for more turns, more fun

A spring-activated exo-skeleton, the ski~mojo, removes up to 1/3 of your weight/load from your legs and knees, effectively defying age and gravity, and enhancing skiing longevity and fun on the slopes. This lightweight patented design fits discretely under your ski pants while supporting your legs, the ski~mojo promotes good skiing posture which alleviates thigh-burn, sore knees and general fatigue. MSRP $525.00.


Hi-Tec Sports

Hi-Tec has a wide variety of outdoor footwear ranging from hiking boots to casual shoes to winter boots.

Men's:

Ultimate hiker: The Valkyrie i WP is waterproof with an OrthoLite® sockliner that delivers cushioning with anti-odor and anti-microbial properties. i-shield technology repels water and dirt, while its nylon shank provides support and stability on uneven terrains. A Vibram® rubber outsole provides comfort, traction and durability, perfect for hiking in all types of terrain and conditions . MSRP $130.00 

Winter boot: The Phoenix Thermo 200 i WP is the perfect boot to wear in the wintertime with colder temperatures. It has a 200gm Thinsulate™ insulation, fleece lined collar and has a waterproof membrane. It has an OrthoLite® sock liner to deliver cushioning, with an EVA midsole and a rugged rubber outsole for comfort, traction and durability. 
MSRP $100.00

Women's:

Rugged hiker: The Bandera Mid WP has a waterproof bootie membrane, a removable contoured insole, a compression molded EVA midsole to absorb impact and an EVA rubber cup outsole. MSRP $70.00 

Lifestyle Winter Boot: The Thomas Boot 200 i has a stylish, durable textile upper, protected by i-shield hydrophobic technology, with Thinsulate™ insulation, micro-fleece lining, OrthoLite® sockliner and a durable, high abrasion EVA outsole. It's the perfect weekend or apres boot. MSRP $80.00

Cold weather: The Cornice is a snow and water resistant boot perfect for the coldest of weathers, and durable rubber outside to help with tricky terrains. It has a full winter shell with a ghillie lacing system and a compression molded EVA midsole. MSRP $70.00


Icebug Footwear
Diana-L BUGrip
Offering both fashion and function, the Diana features Icebug's BUGrip technology with 16 carbide steel studs on the outsole along with BUGdri waterproof membrane to keep you safe and dry on snow and ice. Perfect for commuting, dog walking or just getting out to enjoy the outdoors! $194.95

Aurora BUGrip
For the serious runner who needs to train all year-round, no matter the weather. The Aurora BUGrip is a lightweight running shoe with optimum traction. Perfect for running on icy sidewalks or snowy trails. $179.95


Eagle Creek travel

Whether you're traveling on a plane or just down the highway to make some turns, Eagle Creek has the best products to keep you comfortable and organized in the snow.

New Convertabrief  

Keep your real life organized while living the ski bum life. The new structured Convertabrief is true to its name, a briefcase that converts to a backpack and works hard whenever and wherever. It includes an easy-to-get-to huge organization panel and All Ways Secure™ feature set with RFID protection for passport/credit cards. Built 3X tough with durable Bi-Tech™ fabrics, it carries the legendary No Matter What™ warranty. Multiple carry options and a Checkpoint Friendly design means your laptop stays in your bag through TSA. $175

New Make-A-Pillow™ 

Lay your head anywhere you can with a new quilted pillowcase that uses any available stuffing material, cuddly soft and washable, easily compresses into its own compact travel pouch, and a zippered closure. $18

New Quick Snap Strap 

For the dirtbag skier/snowboarder who wants luggage that stands up to any challenge, this new accessory adds function and value to any No Matter What™ Duffel. Compatible with all sizes of duffels, the lightweight, packable and removable Quick Snap Strap instantly converts any No Matter What™ Duffel into a backpack for easy carry and even weight distribution. A simple solution for enhanced travel versatility. $20

New Specter eCubes

Padded lightweight cubes for electronics and accessories organization. Available 7/1/14

Pack-It™ Specter e-Cube S Capacity: 90 cu in; Size: 8 x 4 x 2 in. MSRP $20

Pack-It™ Specter e-Cube M Capacity: 125 cu in; Size: 7.5 x 5 x 3 in. MSRP $25

Pack-It™ Specter e-Cube L Capacity: 300 cu in; Size: 10 x 7.5 x 3.5 in. MSRP $38

ORV Trunk

ORV Trunk is designed to be a bomber, highly weather resistant do-it-all trunk that's got a seam sealed boot bin compartment that holds manky boots, wetsuit, waders, even ice and beer** (zippers not waterproof) and zips away when not in use. The configuration, together with the multiple grab handles/lash points allows it to be strapped onto the back of an animal, for those really far-flung adventures. Burly wheels and handle system stand up to abuse and the Equipment keeper holds bulky gear to the top of the bag, while also doubling as a bottle opener. 2 sizes: 30 (6225 cu in) $350 and 36 (8725 cu in) $395  

Pack-It™ Originals Clean Dirty Cube

What skier couldn't use a little help keeping clean socks and underwear separate from dirty on the road? Ingenious two-compartment packing cubes with breathable mesh on one side, and a water-resistant mesh on the other to hold in moisture and control odors.

Pack-It™ Clean Dirty Half Cube: $18 http://shop.eaglecreek.com/packit-clean-dirty-half-cube/d/1319

Pack-It™ Clean Dirty Cube: $22 http://shop.eaglecreek.com/packit-clean-dirty-cube/d/1318

Pack-It™ Specter™ Compression Cube Set

Contain and reduce the volume of shirts, sweaters, puffy coats, etc with these zip-down compression bags. Reusable and washable, these lightweight sacs zip down to about half their full size and free up more room for other stuff. $38 


Dare 2b

Designed for performance, built with passion. Dare 2b is an English company with deep European heritage whose outer and under wear stand up to cold, moisture, errant tree branches and stinkyness. 

Men's Gallant Jacket 

Casual, fashion-focused design with incorporated technologies including Ared VO2 10,000 that goes from slope to après without compromise in style or function. Street style with mountain performance, the Gallant is ready for a full day on the slopes or an epic city storm. Waterproof and breathable textured fabric, attached hood, magnetic closure storm flap, multiple pockets including use-through mobile phone pocket. Street smart colors (brown rubber, airforce blue, mid grey) $200

Men's Timeless Core Stretch

Retro style with contemporary performance. Ilus Core technology, warm backed knitted stretch fabric. Half Zip, color block band across chest. Five colors. $70

Men’s Intend Club Jacket

Waterproof, breathable, 4-way stretch insulated shell jacket for the serious winter player. DWR finish, taped seams, pit zips, inner cuffs with thumb loops, storm flap and chin guard, detachable hood and snow skirt, pockets a-plenty and more. $250

Women's 

Divine Jacket 

Just enough style and detail to look the ski bunny part, with serious performance to blow the boys' minds, this belted, hip length jacket exudes confidence on and off the slopes. Waterproof and breathable polyester 4-way stretch fabric, detachable hood with removable faux fur trim, ventilation, high loft insulation and multiple internal pockets - including use-through Mp3/smartphone pocket. $275

Inspire Jacket

Ready for action, the sport category features big performance jackets without sacrificing style. Clean, modern looks with slim silhouettes that won't restrict mobility. Waterproof and breathable polyester textured 4-way stretch fabric, detachable performance fit technical hood, ventilation and stretch inner cuffs w thumb loops, high loft insulation and multiple internal pockets - including use-through Mp3/smartphone pocket. $325

Kids'

Boys' Indecisive Reversible Jacket

Perfect for under any shell or on it's own on cool sunny days, the Indecisive keeps boys warm without slowing them down. Lightweight and compressible, and featuring a grown on hood and pockets for hands, small frogs, etc, this will be a favorite until they outgrow it. Sizes 3-12 years. $65

Girls' Icicle Jacket

For the serious mountain girl, the Icicle is waterproof, breathable and stretchy for active kids. Detachable hood, pit zips, taped seams, adjustable cuffs, articulated sleeves, high-loft insulation and more, this Jacket is ready for any conditions. Sizes 3-12 years. $120