By Jaime Cary
Mountain to Sound Outfitters
SOCKS – “One can never have enough socks,” said Dumbledore. Skiers and snowboarders can never have enough socks. Whether you ski every day or you’re a once-a-month rider, socks are a necessity. Whether the pair is made by Bridgedale, Smartwool, or Wigwam, you can be sure your family will love the gift of ski socks.
FACE TUBE – Everyone needs some kind of face protection for those cold days. Why? Because chapped lips and cold noses can be no fun, and snotsicles can be painful. Face masks and neck tubes can help prevent these occurrences. Whether your loved one likes the bright patterns of Blackstrap or the subtle hues of Seirus, we have face masks for every style that will help keep you warm.
BOOKS – Every skier and boarder dreams of the slopes when they’re at home. A book provides them with a visual aid and ideas for future adventures. For those who love skiing on-piste, Powder: The Greatest Ski Runs on the Planet offers beautiful full color pictures of the most memorable ski runs around the world. For those who like to earn their turns, Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes of Washington is a wonderful gift. It showcases 80 touring trips in Washington State, with adventures from the Olympic Peninsula to the volcanoes.
EAR CHIPS – If you have a family member who loves skiing and music, you can give them the joy of riding while listening to their favorite jams. Ear chips come in both Bluetooth and corded varieties, and are designed to slide smoothly into your helmet, giving you a comfortable fit and good sound quality. Giro and Smith both offer options that are compatible with most helmets.
LONG UNDERWEAR – It’s cold outside, and layering in the Pacific Northwest is a must. Long underwear makes a great stocking stuffer that is sure to get used. Whether it’s Hot Chillys or Smartwool, zip front or boat neck, this gift is sure to keep them warm throughout this ski season and many to come.