So here we are with only 18 days until The Duck opens the gates and lets everybody in for the season. That means too that there are only 17 days until Christmas. Also there are only 16 shopping days left! DON’T PANIC! There is still lots of time to get everyone on your list what it is they have wished for.
Of course you are expecting me to include the shameless self promotion that is always obligatory here. Season’s Pass to the Duck? Absolutely you should get one! So hustle out to Sas Kam Sportsman or the Town of Kamsack Office for the application forms. Get them now and be sure not to miss a moment of our season. Gift certificates are also available.
But as fantastic as those are going to be in the coming weeks and months it is tricky to gift wrap and personalize. So let me give you a personal recommendation.
Buy a helmet. It is the best present you can get the skiers and boarders in the family. Snowsports can be tricky. It’s tons of fun to spend the winter sliding over the ice and snow but sometimes it can turn out a little unexpected.
Buy a helmet. When I first started skiing only racers and babies wore helmets. Not anymore. Now everybody is wearing a helmet. Wearing a helmet used to be heavy and awkward and they came in only two colors. Now helmets are light, comfortable, stylish, and colorful. As varied as the many types of skier and boarder.
Buy a helmet. I have no idea how many times mine has saved my noggin bouncing over the scenery during a misstep. And the added security that you gain with knowing you will finish the day in the same state you started translates into more confidant riding. Seriously.
Buy a helmet. Best of all Helmets are not just for your kids anymore! You want the wee ones to protect their melon. Good. Protect yours. Better.