By Addie Pascal // Photography by Kathryn Ziesig
There are few greater joys than spending a glorious day playing in the mountains. But in the winter, you can’t go out unprepared. That’s why this holiday season we’ve scouted some of the best loot in the valley to help you give the gift of getting outside. So grab a cozy beverage, kick up your feet, and settle in to our holiday gift guide. We’ve included something for everyone in the family to get geared up and ready for their next epic adventure.
Stio’s Woodson Down Vest is a Jackson Hole uniform essential. She’s guaranteed to love it! Mom can sport it anywhere from the backcountry to Town Square and layer it over Stio’s Sweetwater Fleece Hoodie. Find them both at Stio’s flagship store in Jackson or at stio.com. MSRP: vest, $189; hoodie, $159
If the Woodson Down Vest is a uniform staple, Stio’s Hometown Down Parka is a hockey mom’s go-to. With the warmth of a sleeping bag and a touch of urban flair, Mom will be styling up the stands. Grab one at Stio’s flagship store in Jackson or at stio.com. MSRP: $349
The Hallena Insulated Pant will keep her warm on around-the-town shopping trips or on a sunny-day snowshoe excursion. And with a figure-flattering fit, this is not your grandma’s insulated pant. Shop for them at Skinny Skis, Teton Mountaineering, Yostmark, or prana.com. MSRP: $99
Jacksonite Christy Sing creates custom beaver and rabbit felt hats in her downtown shop on Glenwood. With exquisite craftsmanship, her one-of-a-kind styles will make a very special gift for any lady. Contact Christy at instagram.com/singhatcompany or pop in the shop. MSRP: varies
Stio’s Saratoga Cord Shirt is built to “bridge the gap between barn chores and bike commutes.” Pair it with a Hometown Down Jacket (6) for everyday mountain-town style. The hardest part will be choosing which color will suit Dad. Find both at Stio’s flagship store in Jackson or at stio.com. MSRP: shirt, $139; jacket, $299
Prana’s Adamson Winter Pant is the last pant you’ll ever buy your husband. It’s stretchy, water- and abrasion-resistant, and insulated. Perfect for slack-season climbing, biking, working, and social outings. Shop for them at Skinny Skis, Teton Mountaineering, Yostmark, or prana.com. MSRP: $119
Grippy, flexible, polarized, and affordable shades? No way! Choose from styles with catchy names like “Grip it and Sip It” or “Tiger Blood Transfusion.” Goodr has got a plethora of glasses ideal for any rugged mountain guy’s stocking. Shop for them online at goodr.com. MSRP: $25 to $35
For the kids
Burton Striker One-Piece
When it comes to outfitting kids, Burton doesn’t leave out a single detail. Arguably one of the best snowsuits made, the Striker One-Piece comes with reinforced knees and bum and “room to grow” legs and sleeves (with a drop-down hem). Sized 18 months to age 7/8. Find it at Hoback Sports, Habitat, or online at burton.com. MSRP: $299.95.
This family-owned business out of British Columbia has been creating their mountain-style hats for over twenty years. And Ambler’s kids’ winter toques (that’s a “beanie” to all you Yankees) couldn’t be cuter! Plus, they’re wool-made and fleece-lined for no-fuss comfort. Find them at Skinny Skis or shop amblermw.com. MSRP: $28 to $34.
For your dog
Yeti Boomer Dog Bowl
Don’t forget your favorite pooch! From this on-point mountain brand comes a four- or eight-cup double-walled, noninsulated, stainless steel pup bowl. It’s dishwasher safe and trendy, to boot. Find one at JD High Country Outfitters, Teton Ace Hardware in Driggs, or online at yeti.com. MSRP: $49.99.
For the Family
DaKine Boot locker
A 69-liter bag for each person in the family keeps ski boots and gear organized. Plus, this bag comes in enough colors and patterns to personalize each one. Find them at Wilson Backcountry Sports, Jackson Hole Sports, Grand Targhee, Habitat, Hoback Sports, and Peaked Sports or online at dakine.com. MSRP: $65
Big Agnes Air Chamber Sleeping Pads (not pictured)
Give the gift of a good night’s sleep in the great outdoors. Lightweight, strong, compact, and super comfy, these pads render the phrase “I can’t wait to sleep in my own bed” obsolete. Shop for them at Teton Mountaineering, Skinny Skis, JD High Country Outfitters, Fitzgerald’s Bikes, Habitat, and at bigagnes.com. MSRP: $59.95 to $179.95
Katadyn Steripen Adventurer Opti UV Water Purifier (not pictured)
Because you never know when you’ll have to turn snow into water. This small and lightweight water filter packs a punch against a variety of microorganisms, and its optical water sensor doubles as an LED flashlight. Find it at Teton Mountaineering, Headwall Sports, or online at rei.com. MSRP: $99.95.
*A big thanks to our stellar models, the Nydam family of Jackson!