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Top 10 Christmas presents for Val d'Isere skiers 2017

Our selection of gifts for the discerning skiers

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Caroline Sayer | Val d'Isere Reporter | Published: 20 Dec 2017

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Top 10 Christmas presents for Val d'Isere skiers 2017

Christmas is fastly approaching. The season for family gatherings, general merriment and, of course, the all-important gift-giving!

If you still haven't found that special present for the skier in your life, we have compiled a list of perfect gifts to bring to the slopes of Val d'Isere.

Hestra Heliski gloves

Val d'Isere

These are the Rolls Royce, the crème de la crème, the non plus ultra (you get the idea) of ski gloves. There’s a reason why this glove is used by so many Méribel ski instructors, patrollers and lift attendants: they are the warmest and most hard-wearing gloves on the market. From €125.

Bart children’s helmet covers

Val d'Isere

Kids love wearing these adorable animal helmet covers and it means you can easily spot them on a crowded piste. The only trouble is choosing between the monster, dragon, penguin, bunny or bear. From 30€

Grabber handwarmers

Val d'Isere

The best stocking fillers ever! Pop them into your gloves or mittens and enjoy up to 6 hours of cosily warm hands. Bliss. From 3€ 

Thermic heated socks

Val d'Isere

We’ve tried them and they really work. Give a pair of battery-heated socks to the chilly-foot sufferer in your life and not only will he/she be eternally grateful for toasty toes, you’ll never have to listen to another complaint about freezing feet. A win/win present. From €199.

"Les Clés" guide books by Didier Givois

Val d'Isere

A must-have book for any off-piste skier. In French and English, the "Les Clés" book series details all the classic off-piste routes in Les 3 Vallées, Paradiski and the Espace Killy. They are full of gorgeous, inspiring photos to whet the appetite. From 45€.

Evo 4 avalanche transceiver

Val d'Isere

A transceiver is the essential gift for the skier or boarder who is starting to venture off-piste and it could one day save a life. This one is easy to use and a sensible price. Add a probe and shovel to make up the full kit if your budget stretches to it. From 220€

Icebreaker Tech 260 Crew merino wool base layers

Val d'Isere

Like all thermals, these keep you warm. What sets these apart from manmade base layers is that the natural wool fibres don’t trap bacteria so they stay sweet-smelling.  They are not just useful for skiing, they will form part of your everyday wardrobe too. From €95.

Uvex Variomatic goggles

Val d'Isere

Googles that cope with any light conditions. These adapt when you ski from bright sunlight into shade and are perfect on poor viz days too. From 120€.

Ice and snow grippers

Val d'Isere

Not a glamorous gift but brilliantly effective at keeping you upright on icy or snowy pavements. From 10€.

Massage voucher

Val d'Isere

Val d'Isere’s talented masseurs will ease away skiing aches and pains in your own chalet. Simply call to reserve a massage for your loved-one. You’ll get lots of credit for being thoughtful without any of the bother of going out to buy a gift. From 70€.

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