The Dirt Bag Ski Bum’s Holiday Wish List

This Week’s Favorite Holiday Gear Picks, Straight From Our Fun TMS Staff To You!

Everyone has those unique friends and family members who are a little more challenging to shop for around Christmas. The staff at Tahoe Mountain Sports understands this and wants to help you find something for everyone on your holiday list. How can we possibly help you find something for, let’s say, your “dirt bag ski bum”, your “overly concerned parent”, or maybe the “starving student” in your life? Well, we went to our talented staff for suggestions. Over the next few weeks leading up to Christmas, the magicians at TMS will provide their top picks for each of these truly “special” people in your life, in hopes that you will be celebrating this season with good cheer and great gear!

Todd – TMS Web Guru


$24.95 (on sale for 15.95) Squallywood – The Complete Guide To Squaw Valley – This book has the skinny on Squaw’s sickest lines. No more staring down cliffs and couloirs and wondering whether it’s possible to make it down alive – Squallywood has the beta you need to slay the gnarliest of gnar.

gloves that work with smartphone

$44.95 – Mountain Hardwear Stimulus Stretch Glove – Touchscreen-compatible liner gloves would let me check emails and surf the web from the chairlift without frozen hands.

Smith Recon Goggles

$649.95 – Smith I/O Recon Goggles – These goggles are just way too cool! They project real-time data right in front of your eyes, including: altitude, vertical feet, speed, distance, temperature, navigation and even jump analytics. It can also connect with your smartphone to view incoming calls and text messages, and let you control your music. Ski geeks are sure to have a nerdgasm if they find Recon goggles under the tree.

Adam – TMS Content Manager

Smartwool phd crew socks

$19.95 – Smartwool PhD Outdoor Light Crew Socks – I’ve got plenty of great ski socks, but usually wear ankle socks when I’m just tooling around outside or at work. As winter approaches I’m realizing I’ll need some good crew socks and I recently decided SmartWool is the only way to go if I want all-day comfort, warmth and the ability to wear the same pair repeatedly before washing without stinking up the office.

boot and glove dryer

$39.95 –DryGuy Transporter Boot & Glove Dryer – I work a lot and I snowboard as often as possible, so it would be reassuring to know that if I have to leave my gear in the car all day the DryGuy can still dry my boots and gloves by the time I get to the trailhead at 5:30 am.

Suunto Vector

$218.95 – Suunto Vector Watch – My iPhone is great, but I’m sick of unzipping a pocket to check the time. The Vector has an altimeter so I can guage my altitude and progress in a white-out storm, a barometer that senses a change in weather, and a compass and logbook so I can track routes on long days or multi-day backcountry trips.

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