Forget roses or a box of chocolate. This Valentine’s Day, skip the clichés and get the skier in your life a gift that they’ll really love. Whether you’re looking for a memorable experience or a practical mountain accessory, here are some gift ideas that are truly from the heart.
A Good Pair of Gloves
Gloves and mittens are perhaps the most underrated mountain accessory. Good gloves will keep your hands warm and dry, making them the secret ingredient to the perfect day on the mountain. Splurge on a pair of well-made, quality gloves for the skier in your life.
A Weekend Getaway
The number one best gift for a skier is a day on the mountains. Treat your loved one to a Whistler weekend getaway: book a romantic hotel room, make dinner reservations, and spent your days skiing lap after lap.
A Practical Gift: Socks
Not the romantic type? We’ve got one word for you: socks. Buying, say, a new jacket is much more glamorous than picking up a new pair of socks, yet no skier ever seems to have enough socks. Of course, you could always pick up a few pairs of socks and make a sock bouquet of sorts for your loved one…
A Heli-Ski Trip
For that love-so-intense-that-you-just-want-to-shout-it-from-a-mountaintop kind of passion, there is only one solution, and that’s heli-skiing. Fair warning: if you gift your Valentine with a heli-ski trip, you will never be able to outdo yourself. But hey, you can deal with that next year.
A New Toque
More than just a winter accessory, toques (or beanies, for you non-Canadians) are a staple in any Whistlerites wardrobe. This is a great gift for those in a relatively new relationship – it’s thoughtful without being over the top.
A Snowmobiling and Fondue Tour
The stars, the sky, the stillness of the night – well, the stillness combined with the sound of snowmobiles ripping up Blackcomb Mountain. There are plenty of cool, extreme experiences to enjoy in Whistler, but the Snowmobiling and Fondue Tour takes the cake in the romance/adrenaline category. If you and your loved one live for a little adventure, this is the gift for you: drive a sled up the mountain, enjoy a romantic fondue dinner by the fire (complete with live tunes) at the Crystal Hut, and take in the stars on the snowmobile ride back down. Bliss.
Technically, spring is only a month away, which means one thing and one thing only: spring skiing is just around the corner. Spoil your sweetheart with a spiffy new pair of shades. The brands we have in stock – including Oakley, Smith, Ray Ban, Von Zipper, Dragon, Maui Jim, Spy, and Ryders – offer the perfect mix of function and aesthetics. A must-have for bluebird days.
A New Bag
Herschel bags are one of the most popular accessories on the market right now, and for good reason. A Herschel backpack is classic, clean, and functional — it’s equally suited to carrying your gear around town as it is for toting your stuff to the beach. It’s the gift that works across ages, genders, tastes, and lifestyles – in other words, it’s hard to mess this one up.
Psst… wondering where you can pick up all these goods? All ski gear can be purchased right here at McCoo’s!