From gear to getaways, find the perfect gift for the alpine enthusiast on your list with the Luxury Ski Mag 2013 Holiday Gift Guide:
THE GIFT: Red Cloud Estate
It’s tough to wrap, but this 8-bedroom estate is a holiday gift that no family will easily forget. With out-the-door ski access to Deer Valley Resort, a slope-side hot tub, pool table, shuffleboard, cigar room, stadium-seat theater and temperature-controlled wine cellar with indoor bar, the home offers year-round entertainment.
Price Tag: $15.9 Million
THE GIFT: Belz Chateau
A rare ski-in/ski-out property with access to both Big Sky Resort and Moonlight Basin, this 17,000 square-foot Montana home features 5 bedroom suites, high ceilings, heated patios and an over-sized hot tub.
Price Tag: $27 million
THE GIFT: “Another World” Holiday Memories Package
Spend a week at Another World, a magical ski-in/ski-out chalet at Canyons Resort. Kids will delight in the game room with shuffleboard and arcade-style basketball hoops, a theater equipped with Nintendo 64 and the outdoor fireplace for s’mores. Parents will love the over-sized indoor hot tub, temperature-controlled wine cellar, après-ski bars with Meile espresso machines and ski access to three separate chairlifts. As part of the seven-night Holiday Memories Package, guests arrive to a home full of holiday gifts, all delivered, wrapped and waiting under a fully decorated tree.
Price Tag: $150,000
Turn your holiday ski vacation into a Great Escape with slope-side access and an itinerary full of adventures, from dog sledding to hot air ballooning. You won’t have to lift a finger once you arrive, thanks to complimentary housekeeping, car service and a Private Concierge to make your dinner reservations, activity arrangements and even last-minute extras, like a post-ski massage.
Price Tag: $40,500
THE GIFT: Zai for Bentley Limited Edition Skis
For the second year in a row, the limited-edition Zai for Bentley skis top the list for holiday gift-giving. The hand-crafted carbon-fiber leisure ski is as smooth as the luxury vehicle for which it was named, and each pair comes with bindings, poles and a deluxe ski bag.
Price Tag: $10,000
THE GIFT: Fischer SOMA Vacuum Ski Boot
Fischer boasts that wearers will find “unlimited enjoyment and performance” from these boots, thanks to technology that adapts the shell specifically to the anatomy of any foot. And while that may make it difficult to make these state-of-the-art boots a surprise, it certainly helps in keeping your significant other on the slopes longer with you.
Price Tag: Starting at $775
THE GIFT: Snow Sugar Rocky Road Snowsuit
This high-performance, super-trendy take on the Bogner-led staple of the ’80s is made with anti-slick waterproof nylon, making it almost as practical as it is stylish.
Price Tag: $1,199
THE GIFT: Sorel Joan of Arctic Apres-Ski Boots
Felt-lined and waterproof, the irresistibly named Joan of Arctic boots will fit right in with locals when you hit the town after skiing.
Price Tag: $150
THE GIFT: Men’s Sorel Dude Moc™
The only caveat that comes with these outrageously comfy suede-leather slipper-shoes is that you must let the recipient wear them wherever he pleases. Because he isn’t going to take them off.
Price Tag: $85
THE GIFT: High West “Double Rye” Whiskey
Distilled in the ski town of Park City, Utah, High West sets the bar for après-ski spirits. The cinnamon and honey-infused Double Rye combines 2-year-old and 16-year-old ryes for an intricate taste well-suited for sipping.
Price Tag: $39.99
THE GIFT: Godiva Liqueur
With the same ultra-decadent quality that defines their chocolates and truffles, Godiva has made a liqueur worthy of stopping mid-run on a powder day for a fireside cappuccino. (It’s that good.) Try in dark or milk chocolate, mocha, caramel or white chocolate.
Price Tag: $32.95