Here at Listel Whistler we live and breathe mountain culture. Located at the base of Whistler Blackcomb our everyday existence revolves around snow fall, weather forecasts, adventure stories and travel hype. As we head into the holiday season, we have our finger on the pulse of everything cool and fashionable for mountain explorers of all levels. Here is a list of five gift ideas for the mountain enthusiasts in your life. Before you start shopping we will leave you with a quote to help inspire your purchasing decisions this holiday season.
“Life is about the adventures you take and the memories you make. So travel often and live life with open eyes and an open heart.”
The Gift of Safety on the Slopes
Of course you want your loved ones to be safe on the slopes this year. An avalanche safety course is imperative for winter warriors who will be skiing or snowboarding this season. Here in Whistler we’ve got some great facilitators offering top-notch avalanche courses for beginner and advanced levels. To give the gift of avalanche safety this season, check out Mountain Skills Adventure & Academy, they have AST1 & AST2 courses running all winter long.
The Gift of Soothed Muscles
Skiers and riders of all levels experience the burn when performing their turns, and the best way to soothe and repair overworked muscles is a trip to the spa. And not just any spa. Here in Whistler we are blessed to have the Scandinave Spa, a unique spa experience which combines hydro-therapy with saunas, steam-rooms and relaxation that not only treats the muscles but also invigorates the mind and spirit. Why not treat your loved one to a Melt Package at Listel Whistler which includes accommodation and passes to Scandinave. Total bliss.
The Gift of Quality Gear
Quality gear never goes unappreciated, and those who spend a lot of time on the mountain can never have enough quality pairs of gloves, toques, goggles and the like. Mccoos Whistler is your one-stop-shop to all the latest stylish and quality ski and snowboard gear in Whistler. One of the original Whistler gear shops, locals have been coming to Mccoos since the 80’s to stock up on winter and summer apparel.
The Gift of Inspiration
The best way to get inspired for adventure is to watch the pros conquer skills, locations and goals that go beyond the imagination. The Whistler Film Festival which takes place in Whistler between November 30th and December 4th showcases some of the coolest adventure films produced by some of the hottest adventurers and names in cinematography. If there is one way to get stoked for the season it’s watching the thought-provoking, heart-opening and adventure-driven films at Canada’s coolest film festival, The Whistler Film Festival.
The Gift of Party
When all is said and done for the day, nothing rounds out an epic experience on the mountain better than a good party. Give the gift of party this winter at the Bearfoot Bistro’s Ketel One Ice Room. This coldest vodka tasting room on the planet is an experience like no other. Sample a selection of vodkas from around the world and learn why tasting vodka in sub-zero temperatures enhances the experience. After all the vodka tasting why not book a night at the Listel Whistler. Check out our Chill Package for more info.
This Christmas spoil the mountain enthusiasts in your life with gifts that will inspire, soothe, excite and keep them safe this winter season. Listel Whistler, located in the heart of Whistler Village, is your home-away-from-home in Whistler- the perfect launching pad to your winter adventure.