GIFT & GEAR GUIDE | LOCAL BUSINESSES
Grizzly Outfitters Ski & Backcountry Sports
11 Lone Peak Drive #101, Big Sky | www.grizzlyoutfitters.com | 406-995-2939
601 W Main St, Bozeman | www.worldboards.com | 406-587-1707
Featured Ski: Durasurf 4001 base; CD Waelzholz 2mm steel edges; maple and poplar core custom shaped for your weight, height and skiing style; Pau Ferro Brazilian rosewood top sheet.
When it comes to buying new skis there are a lot of factors that you want to consider. Bozeman-based Arête Skis simplifies the process. They will build a custom ski, from scratch, that is tailored to your every need and specification.
You can work with the folks at Arête whether you’re in town or on the other side of the country. The process begins with several phone screenings for their team to get a general idea of what you are looking for in a ski. Meanwhile, they will be asking you refined questions to help them craft the perfect ski for you.
Arête will keep you involved in every step of the process—from graphic design to the day they lay your skis up in their custom-built press. When it comes to styling your skis there are several options. You can work with their graphics expert who can turn any design you want into a ski graphic. They also offer a variety of pure wooden veneers for those inclined toward a more old school feel.
During the building of your ski, never once will you hear “no” or “we can’t.” This company focuses on giving their client exactly what they want no matter the request—even if it means dismantling their equipment and rebuilding it to make your dream come true. And when design and production are complete, the relationship does not end there. Every pair of Arête skis comes with a custom hand tune to your skiing style, and a hand wax to the correct temperature.
Jamie Crowley and Brad Trotter are masters of their craft who have taken ski-building to the next level. They closely analyze every step of the construction process to ensure there is not a single mistake in any ski. If there is, they begin all over again. It’s because of this dedication to their art that they say they have never had a customer who wasn’t 100 percent satisfied with their brand new custom built skis, but if that ever does happen their promise is simple—they will replace the skis until they get it right.
2104 N Rouse Ave Ste B, Bozeman | www.areteskis.com | 406-577-2112
Santosha Wellness Center
169 Snowy Mountain Circle, Big Sky | www.santoshabigsky.com | 406-993-2510
Antlers Clothing Company
33 Lone Peak Drive, Big Sky | 406-995-2196
Shelly Bermont Fine Jewelry
32 Market Pl Suite 2, Big Sky | www.shellybermont.com | 406-995-7833
The Trove West
145 Center Lane, Big Sky | www.trovestorewest.com | 406-995-2373
Terranaut Adventure Vans
Custom made in Bozeman, Montana, these get-in-and- go, spartan luxury adventure vans are the ultimate outdoor accessory. A Terranaut van is the only gift option for the adventure enthusiast who has everything else.
Features added to a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter or Ford conversion van base include marine- grade wiring and electrical components, custom cabinetry, clever gear storage and durable and washable upholstery for even the muddiest of adventures.
Each van customer can hand- select the best components for gear storage, sleeping and galley to ensure that the van is best suited for their individual, adventure lifestyle. Terranaut vans ensure access to the best spots year-round for backcountry skiing, fishing, mountain biking, hunting and more.
Price for getting to backcountry spots, access to go hard all day, store your gear, and sleep comfortably after a long day of adventuring before moving on to your next favorite outdoor spot? Priceless.
76963 Gallatin Road, Gallatin Gateway | www.terranautvans.com | 406-995-2373
10 E Brodway, Jackson, WY | www.stio.com | 406-995-2373
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Yellowstone Forever Institute Field Seminars
Yellowstone National Park – Wyoming
A Yellowstone Forever Institute Field Seminar is a unique way to experience Yellowstone National Park in the winter. These in-depth learning experiences are led by experts in their field and allow participants to explore a specific topic of interest or try a new skill.
Yellowstone Forever, the official nonprofit partner of Yellowstone National Park, hosts these educational programs to help visitors enjoy, understand, and appreciate the wildlife, geology, and cultural history of the park, through courses that focus on activities ranging from snowshoeing and winter landscape photography, to wolf- watching and reading wildlife tracks in the snow.
Learn more at yellowstone.org/experience
Middle Fork of the Salmon River – Idaho
The time we devote to devices increasingly disconnects us from the natural world, but there are still truly wild places left on this continent, where geography forces you to tune out the digital ether.
The Middle Fork of the Salmon River—a stunning, 104-mile stretch of waterway free of dams, motors and cell service in the heart of Idaho’s Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness—is one of these places.
From May to October, Boundary Expeditions provides six day Middle Fork rafting trips ranging from 75-100 miles. Adults and youth enjoy thrilling Class III+ whitewater rafting, hiking, world-class fishing, camping, delicious cuisine and the highest level of service from professional guides and staff.
In addition to offering custom adventures, specialty trips featuring yoga classes, massage, and other health and wellness components; Boundary Expeditions also specializes in private charter trips—a perfect gift for a family reunion or group of friends.