Welcome to FasterSkier’s Holiday Gift Guide! The holidays are here and it’s time to go hunting for the perfect gifts for your favorite cross-country skiers. Whether it’s a fresh pair of socks or a new wax bench we have recommendations for the best gear out there. Take a look and see for yourself. You’ll walk away with some great ideas to make this ski season one to remember.
We’ve broken up our gift guide into five budgetary segments: Under $20, $20-$50, $50-$100, $100-$200 and $200-and-over. Happy shopping!
Fischer Pole Tube (49.95) – keep your poles in one piece when you travel this ski season with the Fischer Pole tube. Available at High Peaks Cyclery.
Yoko Windstopper Arctic Mitts (49.95) – Keep your hands warm from the cold with Yoko’s Arctic Mitts. Your fingers will thank you. Available at Akers.
Drink Belt (36.00)– Make sure that you’re getting enough water on the trails with a drink belt from Fischer, Oneway, Holmenkol, or Swix.
Darn Tough Vermont Nordic Cushion Sock (22.95) – Are you tough? If you’re a cross-country skier you probably are. But you’ll need durable socks to match your hardiness. Look no further, and get yourself a pair of Darn Tough Vermont Socks. Available at Gear West.
Swix Old Skool Country Hat (30.00) – Show off your American or Canadian pride during the Olympics this year with this classic hat from Swix. Available at Boulder Nordic Sport.
Waxing apron (29.95) – Wax in style this year and wear a waxing apron. You’ll look just as professional as you feel. Available in different brands such as Swix and Holmenkol.
Toko Champion Windstopper Glove (49.00) – The perfect race day glove, the Toko champion windstoppers are durable, lightweight and have great grip. Availiable at New Moon.
Swix Super Riller (45.00) – add some structure to your skis to get reach the next level of racing. The Super Riller is a quick and easy tool for putting linear structure in the base of your ski. Availiable at the Cross-Country Ski shop.
Craft ski boxer ($40) – A warm base layer that gives support and comfort on cold and windy days. An extra layer of wind stopping fabric in the men’s boxer also adds a necessary amount of protection during a cold race. Available in both men’s and women’s sizes from Boulder Nordic Sport, Gear West, and Skinny Skis.
Swix Rectangular Medium Bronze Brush (30.00) – If you need a a versatile, all-around brush this is your best bet. It is brush that works well with most waxes, and works well on speeding up cold, herd waxes. An item for everyones wax kit, it is available at Boulder Nordic Sport.