Top Staff Picks for the Holidays

By Staff
Mountain to Sound Outfitters

‘Tis the season for making holiday wish lists.  We asked the Mountain to Sound staff what they would pick if they could have anything they wanted from the store.  This is what they had to say.  If you need more recommendations for the skier or snowboarder in your life, come see us.  We love to talk about skiing and snowboarding.

Heather & Blizzard Sheeva 11 Skis
Heather demoed the Blizzard Sheeva 11 Skis on an epic powder day at the industry demo at Mission Ridge last year and fell in love. She describes the Sheevas as super playful and very responsive.  If you’re a lady looking for skis that are the perfect mix of powder ski and groomer cruiser, then you should consider adding these to your holiday wish list.

Richard & Smith 4D MAG Goggles
Richard has the Smith 4D MAG Goggles on his wish list because when he tried them on, they fit his face spectacularly.  He wears contacts and he loves how the bend at the bottom of the goggles expands his field of view.  He jokes that, “I’m all about seeing … what I’m about to crash into.”

Adam & Lib Tech T. Rice Orca Snowboard
According to Adam, you should have the Lib Tech T. Rice Orca Snowboard on your holiday wish list if you want the apex predator of pow surfing and all mountain versatility in your quiver.  He demoed the Orca at Mission Ridge on an epic powder day and thoroughly enjoyed it.  He also appreciates that the Orca is made in Washington using eco-friendly practices.

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Kendell & Lib Tech Cortado Snowboard

Kendell has recently moved back to Seattle after living overseas and is looking forward to getting back into the groove of snowboarding on the Lib Tech Cortado Snowboard.  She has the Cortado on her list because it excels all over the mountain and because she appreciates the extra grip of magne-traction.  She also feels great about supporting a business with environmentally friendly practices.

Matt & Hestra Army Leather Heli Gloves

Matt bought his first pair of Hestra gloves in 2001 and he’s still wearing them today.  He says that the Hestra Army Leather Heli Gloves are warm, durable, and that, “they keep your hands warm at apres when you’re holding a beer.”  He’s also a fan of the leather balm that makes them supple and waterproof, the wrist straps that keep him from losing his gloves on the chair lift and and the pre-curved fingers that help with articulation.

Lena & SHIFT Bindings

According to Lena, the Salomon S/LAB Shift MNC Ski Bindings are on her list because they are the best of both worlds for uphill and downhill travel.  She loves that they have pin compatibility as well as the stability of a traditional alpine toe piece.  It’s a lightweight binding for the backcountry but still burly enough to handle the hard pack snow we get sometimes while skiing inbounds.

Top Staff Picks for the Holidays

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