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Holiday Gift Guide: First Year Liftie Sister

Did your sister move to the mountain for “just one season” after graduation? Here are some presents that’ll get her through the winter, and they’ll all last a while, too. Because we’re guessing she’s not moving back to Jersey any time soon.


If she’s going to have to wear a beanie all day might as well make it a cute one. $30; www.bulabula.com

If she’s going to have to wear a beanie all day might as well make it a cute one.

$30; www.bulabula.com

Stylish shades for sunny days of ramp shoveling.$110; www.oakley.com

Stylish shades for sunny days of ramp shoveling.

$110; www.oakley.com

The Fischer Koa 84, which our ski testers called “accessible and adaptable,” is burly, but still easy to ski. $795; www.fischerskis.com

The Fischer Koa 84, which our ski testers called “accessible and adaptable,” is burly, but still easy to ski.

$795; www.fischerskis.com

Hot drinks are a necessity in the lift shack. The Innate Bow Valley will keep her ho-cho warm all day, and its push button pouring system is easy to…

Hot drinks are a necessity in the lift shack. The Innate Bow Valley will keep her ho-cho warm all day, and its push button pouring system is easy to use with cold fingers.

$16; www.innate-gear.com

If she’s living in communal housing with a crew of unfamiliar dirtbags, she’s probably not going to want to go around barefoot. $60; www.smartwool.com

If she’s living in communal housing with a crew of unfamiliar dirtbags, she’s probably not going to want to go around barefoot.

$60; www.smartwool.com

She’s going to need something warm for early morning wakeup calls.  Rab’s Infinity Jacket weighs next to nothing, is super warm, and has a Pertex…

She’s going to need something warm for early morning wakeup calls.  Rab’s Infinity Jacket weighs next to nothing, is super warm, and has a Pertex Quantum outer shell, so it’s basically rip proof.

$280; us.rab.uk.com