Stay Active this Holiday Season, Enjoy the Cold

Get outdoors with REI’s winter collections

Nov 29, 2012

Whether the winter season brings first-track adventures on freshly-groomed ski platforms, snowshoe tromps through the woods, or trail walks with the family, REI has the best products and advice to help keep everyone warm and happy this season.

Starting today through December 9th, shoppers will receive a $20 promotional gift card when spending $100 or more at any REI store or on

Holiday Gifting from the Outdoor Experts
Giving gifts to the outdoor adventurer is easy, especially with REI’s satisfaction guarantee. Visit or a local REI store to find the best outdoor brands. Visit REI’s Gift Center to search by budget, category or activity easily, or find these gifts only at REI:

  • Small gifts: The sophisticated Black Diamond ReVolt headlamp has a bright, powerful beam that lights up the night, and it can operate on alkaline or rechargeable NiMH batteries (both are included).
  • Hikers: Vasque Breeze Mid 2.0 Mid GTX hiking boots will breeze through the miles thanks to Gore-Tex® protection and a nimble, supportive design.
  • Trail Runners: Conquer trails with Brooks Cascadia 8 Running Shoes. These new trail-running shoes, available for men and women, offer an aggressive tread with a lightweight, supportive upper for an all-around trail platform. Salomon Sense Hydro S-Lab Handheld Hydration Set is a water bottle system that is easy to carry and keeps hands relaxed while running.

Embrace Old Man Winter’s chill on the slopes!
New for the season, REI has a wide selection of snowsports gear and apparel to help outfit the entire family for fun with all the best outdoor brands from Patagonia, Arbor, Black Diamond, Osprey, Vasque, Sorel, Go-Pro, Thule and REI.

Whether it is powder, backcountry or all-terrain skiing, REI’s snowsport channel is packed with the best product selection and information to help educate people of all skill levels on some of the favorites for the season in simple-to-view categories covering the must-haves.

Get it right the first time
Work with REI experts to find the perfect ski or board for every style. For those who prefer to research from home, REI shares its expert advice in a digestible online resource. The online articles help educate people about the new “rocker” technology for skis and snowboards that is helping to enhance overall maneuverability and improve flotation in powder.

Need help choosing which skis are best? REI’s easy-to-share “How to Choose Downhill Skis” infographic takes the guesswork out choosing which set of wider skis to buy.

About the REI Co-op

REI is a specialty outdoor retailer, headquartered near Seattle. The nation’s largest consumer co-op, REI is a growing community of 23 million members who expect and love the best quality gear, inspiring expert classes and trips, and outstanding customer service. REI has 188 locations in 42 states and the District of Columbia. If you can’t visit a store, you can shop at REI.comREI Outlet or the REI shopping app. REI isn’t just about gear. Adventurers can take the trip of a lifetime with REI’s active adventure travel company that runs more than 100 itineraries across the country. In many communities where REI has a presence, professionally trained instructors share their expertise by hosting beginner-to advanced-level classes and workshops about a wide range of activities. To build on the infrastructure that makes life outside possible, REI invests millions annually in hundreds of local and national nonprofits that create access to—and steward—the outdoor places that inspire us all.