Seasonaire's Gifts For The Lifts

SHRED THREAD // 14th Dec 2019

14th Dec 2019

Christmas is just around the corner and the winter season has begun. So, we thought we'd kill two birds with one stone. Let's meet a few of our store staff for the 2019/20 winter season and see what their top picks are for their Christmas wish list.

Daisy - Store Assistant in Méribel

Can you tell us a fun fact about yourself?

I used to ride a horse to school…

If you could recommend a seasonaire hack what would it be?

Eat more veggies!

What would you like for Christmas from Planks?

The Unisex Peace Beanies, all of them. They are the comfiest things and we all need a bit of peace in our lives!

Mark - Store Assistant Manager in Tignes

If you could recommend a seasonaire hack what would it be?

Make friends with a ski technician and keep them happy, you never know when you need a quick turn around on some kit.

How did you get into doing ski seasons?

There's only so much Scottish skiing you can do before the real mountains call.

What would you like for Christmas from Planks?

The Men's Throw-Down Collared Jacket, it looks boss and has just enough insulation to keep me the right temperature when I'm hot lapping.

Julia - Store Manager in Méribel

How many seasons have you done and where?

This is going to be my 7th season. I started in Val Thorens, also in The Three Valleys. I spent three winters there working in ski rental shops, then moved to Méribel with Planks and love it so much, that’s why I'm still here.

If you could recommend a seasonaire hack what would it be?

Forget rental boots and get your own.

What would you like for Christmas from Planks?

The Women's All-Time Jacket in Mushroom, the fit is great, not too mushroom, just enough.

Gus - Store Assistant in Morzine

Can you tell us a fun fact about yourself?

Until I was 20 I thought when the ice cream man played his song he was out of ice cream. Parents are cruel.

If you had to replace skiing with something what would it be?

Surfing, it might happen naturally as my body starts falling apart.

What would you like for Christmas from Planks?

The Men’s Yeti Hunter Shell Jacket, as it keeps getting better. It has everything I need to ski and nothing I don’t.

Rachel - Store Manager in Morzine

What is the best thing about working for Planks?

The best thing about working for Planks Clothing is getting to work with and meet likeminded awesome people, who share your love for the mountains and the great clothing we create.

Can you tell us a fun fact about yourself?

I once got bitten by a baby shark in the Caribbean. I'm not sure if that counts as a fun fact?!

What would you like for Christmas from Planks?

I'm excited to be wearing the Women's All-Time Insulated Jacket this season! It looks great, I love the detailing on it and the range of colours. It's also very durable and has loads of functionality. Got to keep warm on the hill!

Gabriella - Store Assistant in Tignes

How long have you been skiing?

I've been on a pair of planks since I was 4 years old.

Why did you choose Tignes to do your first season?

Tignes is one of the highest resorts in Europe and it has a glacier, which basically guarantees snow for most of the season, so more guaranteed ski timeee!

What would you like for Christmas from Planks?

The Men's Good Times Insulated Jacket in Ocean Blue, stay warm whilst looking good!

Gauvain - Store Assistant & Coffee Barista in Tignes

If you could recommend any seasonaire hack what would it be?

Go skiing as much as possible. I know a sofa is comfy, but have you ever tried powder? It's way comfier!

What other seasonaire jobs have you had?

I’ve worked for Volcom in Chamonix and Quiksilver in Tignes last winter.

What would you like for Christmas from Planks?

The Men's Happy Days Anorak, because pull-overs are so on-trend and the pocket on the front makes me feel like a kangaroo jumping around the mountain with all of my valuables zipped up safe.

Leo - Store Assistant in Val d'Isere

How many seasons have you done and where?

I've done two seasons in Les Arcs.

What is the best thing about working for Planks?

Whatever resort you're in, it's the people who make your season and the Planks crew are some of the best.

What would you like for Christmas from Planks?

The Women's Overstoke Anorak, because I love a pull-over. Oh, and countless beanies, because you can never have enough!