The Ski Haus Snowshoer's Gift Guide To Backcountry Fun

The Ski Haus Snowshoe Gift Guide To Backcountry Fun

By December 14, 2019January 15th, 2020Snowshoes, Top 25
Breaking trail up on rabbit ears pass with TSL snowshoes

The Ski Haus Snowshoe Gift Guide can help an experienced snowshoer find the perfect unexpected gift. Plus, it can help a snowshoer new to the activity find his or her way through a ton of choices. Either way, our list is heavy with dependable, user friendly, and easy to use equipment to help you along your way.

Gift giving can be a challenge so Ski Haus makes it easy with our Gift Guides. Ready to get started? Let it snow!

Snowshoe

  1. TSL Snowshoes. $209 to $299. Ski Haus offers four models of TSL Snowshoes. They quickly became a staff favorite as well as a customer favorite. The Symbioz models offer a nice flex which promotes a natural stride. The Highlander models offer a stiffer deck with added side rail traction. Super easy bindings and climbing bars that are always in the perfect location no matter what sized boot is in the binding! Small, Medium, or Large deck to choose from.
  2. Atlas Snowshoes. $139 to $249. Atlas has been a standard at Ski Haus for a long time. Men’s, women’s, and kid’s models ($64.95) available. Choose between deep snow or packed trail models and everything in-between. Ski Haus also stocks snowshoes from MSR and Crescent Moon.

Gift Accessories

  1. Atlas 2 Piece Adjustable Poles. $44.95. These are the least expensive adjustable poles in Ski Haus. And they are some of the most reliable. Easy to adjust. Pistol grip. Backcountry basket.
  2. The Best Steamboat Hikes. ($14.95) Mountaineers Publishing. This handy pocket sized trail guide book describes some of the most popular hiking trails in our area. And guess what? Summer hiking trails make for great snowshoe trails in the winter.
  3. Latitude 40° Steamboat Routt National Forest Trail Map. $13.95. Brand new for 2019 this map shows a massive overview of the Sarvis Creek Wilderness, Rabbit Ears Pass and the Mount Zirkel Wilderness. It covers terrain a little more south and east of town and a little more terrain north and west that other similar maps do not cover.
  4. Brunton Tru Arc 3 Compass. $16.99. You have your snowshoes, guide book, and map… don’t leave home without your compass! Snowstorms can roll in with little to no warning. Visibility can be reduced to zero in a heartbeat. Electronics can break. Bring a compass on every backcountry adventure you take.
  5. Hydroflask Double Wall Vacuum Insulated Bottle $34.95. Nothing beats a hot drink on a winter trail. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate or some kind of other concoction will top off your day on the snowshoe trail!
  6. Osprey Talon 11 or Osprey Tempest 9 Day Packs. $100 An extra layer, some hot chocolate, your guide book, map, compass, lunch… you need a day pack to get you down the trail and back up home. The Osprey brand of packs dominates. How can you loose?

Clothing

  1. Bjorn Daehlie Winner Pant. $120.00. Wind resistant front, breathable back and a wonderful fit. What else do you want from your snowshoe pant? These pants help protect from the elements and reduce your chances of overheating.
  2. Swix Cross Jacket. $125. Dress for your activity – not necessarily the weather. This jacket offers a huge back panel of breathability. You might start cold but within a few hundred feet you will be toasty warm. Plan ahead and dress for your energy output! Swix is a favorite Norwegian brand where they practice what they preach… like Ski Haus!

Honorable mentions: Waterproof/Insulated boots from The North Face, Oboz, Merrell and more. And don’t forget new socks from Smartwool, Point 6, Stance, Fits, and Darn Tough. New boots, new socks, and new snowshoes? Now you’re talking and walking!

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