The life of a snowflake starts with delicate, atmospheric crystal formation and ends with sudden mangling beneath the snowboards of teenagers. Frolic in nature's snowy beauty with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of snowboard and ski apparel at Viking Ski Shop. This Groupon is valid at locations in Chicago and Barrington.
Viking Ski Shop's educated staff calls upon expertise acquired during four decades in business to outfit powder riders with outdoor accouterments, including custom-fitted boots and body-heat-activated base-layer apparel. Patrons prevent frigid digits with Kombi waterguard gloves ($38), and technologically advanced threads from Hot Chillys ($38) band together in moisture-managing ensembles for men and women. Children stay cozy on the slopes in Spyder speed fleeces ($49), which are crafted from the coats of aerodynamic racing sheep. Killtec Namara men's fleeces ($49) also swaddle torsos in downy warmth and pair with Giro G9 helmets ($99) to protect bodies during snowman rush hour. Both shops are closed on Wednesday.