The only hotel on Monarch Mountain - FREE SHUTTLE to ski resort!

Okay you waited until the last minute (where are my procrastinators at?!) Or maybe you forgot about that one person. Whatever your reason,  we’ve all been there- last minute gift shopping….

Don’t worry we’ve come up with the perfect list of last minute gifts for the skier/snowboarder in your life!

Moisture Wicking Thermals:

Even more important than the ski clothes themselves (in our opinion) is owning a good base layer! Finding the right base layer can be tough- you want something that doesn’t restrict your movement and has a little bit of stretch. You also want something that wicks moisture so sweat doesn’t stick to your skin and cause you to get cold when you get back on the lift.

For men, we are loving these Under Armour leggings and this Under Armour shirt available at Dicks. For women, we are loving these Under Armour leggings and this Under Armour shirt also at Dicks Sporting Goods. Dicks offers same day in store pick-up and has a promotion right now for $10 off a $50 purchase when you use the in-store pick up option! Perfect for us last minute shoppers.

Lip Balm with SPF:

A stocking stuffer that will actually be very much appreciated is a  lip balm with SPF! The brisk dry air up on the mountain can chap your skin but also your lips and cause painful splits. Having a lip-balm in your jacket pocket is a must while skiing, but having one with an SPF is even better! This lip balm by SunBum has 30  SPF and keeps lips moisturized with Cocoa butter. It is made chemical free and is vegan! This three pack is available on Amazon prime with two day shipping straight to your door!

Touchscreen Glove Liner:

Wrap it up or throw it in the stocking, every skier needs a pair of glove liners. We are loving how  newer glove liners offer touchscreen finger tips so you can use your phone for pictures or texts without completely exposing your hands to the freezing air. This pair by Burton is available at Sun and Ski for men and comes in royal blue or black. Also at Sun and Ski is this pair by Roxy available for women in this fun “neon grapefruit” pattern! Right now Sun and Ski is offering 50% off of expedited shipping for orders of $50 or more so you can still get it in time for Christmas. Or run by your local store and pick them up today!

WhiSKI Poles:

Okay this gift won’t get here in time for Christmas… because they haven’t come out in stores yet, but I guarantee you it will be a HUGE hit on the slopes in 2018. This Kickstarter campaign created professional quality ski poles with a flask inside! Yes, your ski poles can now be full of peppermint schnapps (or whatever your choice of beverage may be) to keep your insides warm on the slopes. If you pledge with the Kickstarter campaign now, you can preorder your WhiSKI poles for $40 off retail price. They will ship out January 2018 so your skier won’t have to wait long to get their hands on this internet sensation. Once purchased on kickstarter, you will immediately receive a printable “WhiSKI Pole License” that you can hand to your skier on Christmas Day.


Beanies are always a good gift because you can NEVER have too many beanies! For ladies, these pom beanies have been so trendy his year and have been featured by all the top fashion bloggers. This one is available at Nordstrom. Nordstrom offers expedited shipping or you can choose an in-store pickup option if you  live close to a Nordstrom. For men, we’re loving this cable knit beanie in this dark forest green color also available at Nordstrom. The color acts as a neutral and can go with almost any color.

And for ladies, if you’re looking for a beanie to go with any outfit for women, we suggest this one. It has a fun pom on top and is great for covering up “slope hair.” Target offers in-store pickup up until 6:00 pm on Christmas eve! Also at Target is this hat for men! It has a winter design but still has neutral colors to match multiple outfits.

Snow Boots:

A sure to be loved gift is a good pair of snow boots. A pair you can wear on your way to the slope and afterwards in town. Sorel boots have been a snow-goer’s favorite for a long time as they make top quality boots for men and women. Zappos is offering free shipping guaranteed by Christmas! For women, we love the classic look of the Joan of Artic by Sorel which is on major sale! Also at Zappos and on sale is the men’s classic Pac Nylon 1964 by Sorel.


Another great stocking stuffer idea is a snack for the mountain! But for real, who doesn’t love snacks on the chair lift? These cookies are individually wrapped so you can throw them into your jacket pocket or backpack. They’re great when you’re needing a little energy boost and don’t want to buy junk food. Each cookie has 16 grams of protein and 10 grams of fiber and are vegan and GMO free! And the best part? They taste like cookies! You can purchase these at most grocery stores and Whole Foods or grab a box on Amazon Prime with 2 day shipping!

Ski Socks:

The old joke of getting socks for Christmas will soon fade when you give the best ski socks possible. Moisture wicking, stretchable, breathable, and of course, warm are all things skiers look for when buying ski socks. These socks have all of that and more! The top of the socks have padding to help keep your foot cushioned from your bindings. Plus, they  are odor  resistant.  You’re welcome roommates! There are 4 different colors available on Amazon Prime- yes two-day shipping!

Okay that’s it! No more procrastinating! Get to ordering these last minute Christmas gifts and bask in the excitement of your skiers on Christmas day… you can thank us later!



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The only hotel in Monarch Mountain with FREE SHUTTLE to ski resort!

Monarch Mountain Lodge
22720 West US Hwy 50
Salida, Colorado 81201
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