Powder Canada Christmas Gift List
The Powder Canada Christmas Gift List is based on a lot of powder research and is geared to help you spend more time riding powder this powder holiday season. We’ve logged the hours and am pleasantly joyous to bring you this list of fine Christmas items for the powder skiers and riders who believe they have it all.
Don’t let the Santa ski all your powder lines!
Here are the 10 Christmas Gift items on our list that powder skiers and riders will adore.
The K2 Pinnacle 118 ski, Seth Morrison’s pro model, is the perfect powder day ski. K2 developed rocker and the higher Powder Rocker in the fore-body helps the advanced powder skier plane quicker, and predictably attack fresh, deep pow. The Pinnacle 118 is the perfect quiver-of-one ski for skiers who like to ride powder off the lifts or backcountry bliss. $849.99
The Kingpin is the binding powder skiers have been asking for – light enough to backcountry tour for big vertical, yet with the reliable performance of a solid alpine binding. It allows you to really charge hard on the downhill and has an easy, ergonomic stride when you get back on the uptrack. With an easy conversion from walk to ski mode (flip a lever, push down on the heel and you’re good to go) it really is a quiver-of-one binding option, perfect for the K2 Pinnacle. $695.00
Nelson Brewing Company crafted an unfiltered Pacific Northwest style India Pale Ale as a tribute to the 40th anniversary of Whitewater Ski hill. A light malt character lets the Magnum, Cascade, Simcoe, Centennial, Columbus hops burst. Pine, citrus and a light lemon zest balance off with a nice dry finish. Cold be the best IPA ever and perfect for the discerning powder skier. Available in Western Canada. $6.95 750ml bottle
The North Face put all it’s new technology together for reliable weather protection and unmatched versatility. The waterproof parka has alpine-specific features and is crafted with a longer length for additional coverage for sitting on the chair lift. The ThermoBall insulated removable liner jacket is perfect for layering. $349
Backcountry airbags are considered a standard tool for today’s powder enthusiast and the K2 Backside Float 8 is ranked with the top five. Designed to fit all your gear to the tee without any extra space, this lightweight, inexpensive airbag pack, is an excellent backcountry item. Ideal for those with assisted access into the backcountry–heli or lift-accessed out of bounds terrain. $499.99
You might be questioning how a bike made the powder list… Fat biking is an excellent for powder training and killing the boredom between powder cycles. Rocky Mountain’s Blizzard is a true “mountain-bike-feeling” fat bike with Rocky Mountain ride quality on snow, sand, and anything else you get yourself into. $2999
Getting to your powder zone with dry feet and traction is very important. The North Face has been a leader in producing functional and active footwear for decades. With good insulation and ice-gripping performance, this boot will get your there. $139.99
The Slopedeck combines the dynamics of skateboarding, surfing, and snowboarding. Play in the snow in your backyard! The Slopedeck offers a unique design, unlike traditional snowskates, that allows the rider to carve turns. The ride is intuitive and responsive, making it fun for all ages and experience levels. Assembled by hand in Nelson, with components sourced entirely in Canada. $169
The K2 Panoramic splitboard continues to break trail in search for bottomless powder. The splitboard leveled the backcountry playing field allowing boarders to travel as freely as skiers. K2’s integrated skin attachment system introduces hiking possibilities that optimize a rider’s ability to explore while K2’s Bambooyah construction maintains that solid foundation underfoot. $949.99
Backcountry Access’s Tracker 2 is a proven and reliable transceiver that is easy to use. The beacon now has three antennas with real-time distance indication. Its digital technology allows a simple flux line search, guiding the searcher along an arc to the target transceiver. This is faster and easier than grid searches. This new version is smaller, lighter, more comfortable to wear, and even simpler to use. $339.99