Oh the weather outside is frightful – and we can’t wait to buy stuff to enjoy it.
During the cold Alberta winters we have to enjoy the snow, otherwise we’d perish under snowdrifts the height of rooftops. We’re so dedicated to enjoying the cold weather that we’re eager to find presents so our fellow Albertans can best enjoy their time outside.
But what to get? Toques are cliche. Toboggans are for kids. So what can you get for the adults who want to get outside in that winter weather?
Luckily, we’ve teamed up with Sport Chek to bring you some of their best outdoor gift ideas, so you don’t have to struggle to come up with the perfect snow-themed present.
You can’t enjoy a day on the slopes if you can’t see, and that’s exactly what these transitions ski googles want to avoid. The goggles are colour optimized to increase depth perception and contrast, and use a clear adaptive lens to change with the light conditions.
It’s cool to be safe. And it’s even cooler with the Giro Range snow helmet. This helmet features a two-piece shell with semi-flexible construction to improve safety without being bulky. The helmet forms to every rider’s head by expanding and contracting at the turn of a dial.
This is the perfect snowboard for shredding some powder in your backyard. The retro design is a throwback to the 1981 Burton Backhill board. Although the board has grips, it’s not recommended for riding at resorts, on hardpack, or in icy conditions.
Never get cold feet again. The Salomon Quest Access Custom Heat ski boot uses an exclusive heat liner to bring consistent, even heat to your feet when you’re out on the slopes. The heat lasts for 18 hours – longer than even the most ardent skiers run time.
You don’t have to wear snow boots when you want to spend time outside – Converse’s Counter Climate Collection has a number of shoes that give you all weather protection. These Converse CT II leather boots use a water-resistant upper and a heat reflecting strobel barrier to keep your feet comfortable no matter what the forecast says.