This Christmas it’s time to up your gifting game with help from Whistler Blackcomb’s expert pick of presents for skiers and snowboarders. Minimize time spent browsing the shops and maximize time spent sending the mountains this festive season.
We’ve got you covered from stocking fillers to big statement gifts designed to keep a smile on the face of your ski buddy long after the last run of the day. It doesn’t matter if your chairlift buddy has been naughty or nice. They’re with you on bluebird days through to the most testing conditions in search of that perfect pocket of snow. This is one list you won’t need to check twice.
Stocking fillers (under $50)
Available from: Blackcomb Ski and Sport, EB Retail & Roundhouse Traders.Whistler Blackcomb Artist Series Mugs
The classic go to gift for all seasons redesigned this year by local and independent contemporary artist Andrea Mueller.
Available from: Blackcomb Ski and Sport, EB Retail & Roundhouse Traders.
Icebreaker Socks: Women’s Ski+ Light OTC // Men’s Ski Light OTC
Unrivalled warmth for all conditions. Icebreaker socks come with a lifetime guarantee and many clever features to improve comfort and reduce issues like blisters that might keep your buddy from missing a day on the mountain.
Available from: All CanSki Stores, Blackcomb Ski and Sport, EB Retail, Roundhouse Traders, Fairmont, Glacier Creek Shop, Mountain Top Shop Rendezvous, Four Seasons.
The new mountain essential for a fraction of the price when compared to the cost of replacing a lens. Multiple varieties protect your lenses from the backcountry to the après. We really can’t remember how we managed without one?
Available from: CanSki Westin, CanSki Creekside, CanSki Performance, Blackcomb Ski and Sport, EB Retail, Roundhouse Traders, Fairmont, Glacier Creek Shop, Mountain Top Shop Rendezvous, Four Seasons, Showcase, Summit Sports.
Comfort and colour combine to create an increasingly popular mountain sock with many different styles to suit every taste. Options include unique designs especially created for all mountain riders, park rats and backcountry enthusiasts. Be sure to buy your buddy the right pair for maximum benefits.
Available from: Showcase.
Fresh Tracks Tickets
Give the gift of an experience of a lifetime. A mountain top buffet breakfast on Whistler mountain with first access to the lifts and the fresh powder below. A highlight of the season for locals and visitors alike.
Available from: Guest Services and online.
Big Mountain Gifts
Burton Custom Snowboard
A proven all-mountain performer with a stylish redesign for this winter season and great reviews to match. This year’s Burton Custom Snowboard comes in two varieties offering precision and stability or power with the relaxed float of rocker. Visit us in store to learn about the Flying V or Camber board.
Smith Optics I/O Mag Goggles
While the conditions won’t always allow perfect vision – the latest goggles and lenses from Smith will certainly guarantee the best available. This pair boast one of Smith’s largest spherical lenses to date plus improved anti-fog technology. The gift of vision is something for every skier and snowboarder at all levels.
Available: All CanSki Stores, Blackcomb Ski and Sport, EB Retail, Roundhouse Traders, Fairmont, Glacier Creek Shop, Mountain Top Shop Rendezvous, Four Seasons, Showcase, Summit Sports & Provisioner.
POC Obex Spin Helmet
The head of your riding buddy is as valuable as your own. Show them how much you care with an award winning helmet for the winter season – with a reputation built on minimal weight and maximum protection. The skier’s choice award winner has adjustable vents that offer full control over temperatures and help to reduce fogging of goggles.
Available: CanSki Village, CanSki Blackcomb, CanSki Performance, Provisioner.
Roots Whistler Blackcomb Unisex Hoody
A perfect memento for visitors and locals alike. This pullover from authentic Canadian brand Roots looks just as great back home as it does in the après scene at the bottom of Whistler.
Available: Blackcomb Ski and Sport, EB Retail & Roundhouse Traders.
Alp-n-Rock Women’s Whistler Blackcomb Long Sleeve Henley
A luxury brand born in the Swiss alps with a tasteful, local design featuring a Whistler Blackcomb gondola cabin.
Available: Blackcomb Ski and Sport, EB Retail, Four Seasons, CanSki Village & CanSki Blackcomb.
Columbia Heavenly Omni-Heat Boots
Waterproof boots are an essential when visiting Whistler over winter. These boots from Columbia are weatherproof, stylish and designed to feel good from the Village stroll to the Valley Trail.
Patagonia Snap-T Pullover Men’s/Women’s
Tested and reputable insulation for anywhere from the mountain top to the bottom of the valley.
The North Face Thermoball Hoodie Men’s / Women’s
An insulated ultra-light hoody designed to retain warmth even in the wettest and coldest conditions.
Available: The North Face, Summit Sport.