Gifts for Skiers and Boarders

Gear for all skills and skiers

Skhoop Lilly Skirt

$139, Escape Outdoors, Coeur d'Alene

Skhoop brought us down skirts and revolutionized the "fashion meets function" aspect of the mountain lifestyle. Now they bring us a woolly skirt with a festive pattern that will turn heads at the next après-ski function for that special mountain girl in your life.

Dragon X1 Transitions Goggle

$270, The Sports Creel, Spokane Valley

Described as Hella fog lamps for your eyeballs, these multi-light lenses are an essential for skiing or snowboarding in the Inland Northwest. It doesn't matter what the light is doing — sunny, foggy, overcast, flat — these lenses will transition almost instantaneously to any light condition.

Helly Hansen Women's Astra Jacket

$140, Alpine Haus, Spokane

Perfect for layering or unique enough to make its own statement, this jacket is an essential piece to show off style while being prepared for wintry conditions, either on the mountain or during a stormy day in the city.

Hydro Flask Insulated Growler

$55, Mountain Gear, Spokane

Hydration is key for a long day on the slopes. This 64-ounce, high-tech flask will keep your hydration levels up and always have you prepared for finding that random brewery with an unforgettable beer while traveling through mountain towns this winter. It keeps cold stuff cold and hot stuff hot.

Burton Throwback Board

$130, Wintersport, Spokane

Stuck at home writing a finals paper but want to enjoy the freshly falling snow before you have to shovel it away? Bring the thrill of mountain riding with this surfer snowboard, designed to enjoy in your very own backyard. Due to retention requirements for skis and snowboards, check with your local resorts before riding the Throwback on their runs.

Hestra Alpine Pro glove

$150, Ski Shack, Hayden

Looking for the ultimate ski and snowboard glove? The Alpine Pro comes in array of colors to show your personality. You'll be the envy of all your ski-bum buddies donning a pair of these on Christmas morning while riding up the chairlift. Hestra quality, lifelong warranty, super soft and comfortable.

Proof Sunglasses

$95-$130, Alpine Shop, Sandpoint

Starting in a garage by three brothers in southern Idaho in 2010, Proof Eyewear has a range of styles and stories to go along with each model. These eco-friendly frames range from all-wood styles that float to a mixed-medium styles with wood and recycled cotton.

Union Snowboard Bindings

Limited Edition Rainier Beer, $260, 7B Boardshop, Sandpoint

Union Bindings has teamed up with the iconic Pacific Northwest brewery to bring you a super-limited run of these festive snowboard bindings with a jubilee theme. These bindings are equipped with a matching Rainier beer cooler, perfect for housing some refreshing "Vitamin R" to enjoy after a long day on the mountain. ♦

Idaho Bach Festival @ University of Idaho Haddock Performance Hall

Mon., Oct. 9, 7:30 p.m. and Tue., Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m.
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Jen Forsyth

Jen Forsyth is the editor of the Snowlander series.