Explore Squamish - December 06, 2015

The Localist: Meredith Hitchmough's gift ideas plus how she plans to spend her first day of the year

Hiking trails in Squamish
Photo: Meredith Hitchmough

This season, we’re looking to the locals to share their version of winter in Squamish along with gift ideas for everyone on your list. Meet Meredith Hitchmough of Squamish’s family mountain lifestyle headquarters Urban Alpine, who shares her holiday must-haves and how she plans to spend her first day of the year. 

Tell us your favourite thing about winter in Squamish.
When the clouds break and you can see all the snow in the alpine!

Holiday gift idea?
Who wouldn’t love a pair of skis under the tree???  If that’s too extravagant, we have great toques and scarves for ladies and Arcade belts for men – comfy, elastic, one size fits all belts!

Christmas ritual?
It is such a busy time of year in Squamish, it is hard to choose!  We went tubing up the Sea to Sky Gondola on New Year’s Day last year, and are hoping to do the same again this year!

Urban Alpine specializes in ski and snowboard gear for the whole family.  With rentals, bootfitting and tuning we are Squamish’s only full service ski and snowboard shop.  We also have an expanded casual wear section for men and women as well as accessories and outerwear to keep you warm and dry on the mountain and around town. 



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