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Gifts for Mountain People

Ideas for the snow lovers on your list

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'Tis the season for giving gifts to those you love. Not sure what to get your adventure-seeking loved one this season? Head to your local ski and outdoor shop; they are stocked up and ready to help with that perfect gift for everyone on your list.

Hestra Power Heater Gloves

$400, Ski Shack

The Hestra Power Heater gloves will come in handy to those chronic cold-hand skiers and snowboarders. Battery-charged and super warm with the high-quality construction Hestra is known for, these bad boys will come in handy on those below-freezing powder days.

Backcountry Access DTS Rescue Kit

$329, Ski Shack

This kit includes a beacon, probe and shovel — a huge value as these items individually add up to much more. Couple this with a backcountry avalanche class, and they will be ready to start their next backcountry adventure.

Arcade Belts

$24-$30, Spokane Alpine Haus

A gift that gives the receiver an opportunity to show their style through one of the many designs offered by Arcade. These belts can be used with ski and snowboard pants, fly-fishing waders or a favorite pair of jeans. Multiple colors and styles available.

Stance's Star Wars Ski Socks

$20-$22, Spokane Alpine Haus

There is nothing better than brand-new ski-and-snowboard socks. Except if they're adorned by one of the characters from Star Wars movies.

Yeti Ramblers

$20-$70, General Store

Visit the Yeti mega selection at the General Store and give your loved ones the gift of hours of hot coffee or ice-cold beverages in the durable and popular drinkware.

GoPro HERO Session Camera

$199, Sports Outlet

GoPro sizes down and simplifies their cameras with the Session but without neglecting image quality. Multiple mounting options are available, allowing users to bring it along with any adventure they have in store.

One Ball's Radical Shred Wax

$15, Sports Outlet

A great stocking stuffer for those on your Christmas list that enjoy tuning and waxing their own boards. The packaging is fun and festive and is packed full of a hydrocarbon and paraffin blend.

Lake Louise Plus Card

$109, Schweitzer.com

Seven ski resorts, three free days and $20 off additional lift tickets, the card is valid at Schweitzer, Lake Louise, Castle Mountain, Panorama, Red Mountain, Revelstoke and SilverStar and gives the cardholder a free lift ticket on their first, fourth and seventh cumulative visits and additional discounts. Restrictions apply.

Stocking Stuffers & Student Packs

$119, mtspokane.com

With a non-transferrable punch card, adults get three days, college and military four and youth get five days. These tickets can be used anytime.

Advantage Card

$69, skilookout.com

Know someone who wants the flexibility of being able to ski on those coveted powder days? The Advantage Card offers just that. First ticket is free, the next three are $10 off and the fifth ticket is free.

Stocking Stuffers

$155, ski49n.com

Consider the Stocking Stuffers at 49 Degrees North: The Adult package offers two adult tickets and a $50 gift card that can be used anywhere on the mountain. A youth package is also available.

Gift Cards

$25-$500, store.silvermt.com

When in doubt, it's hard to go wrong with a gift card; at Silver Mountain, there's also that heated waterpark. ♦

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