He sent us down the trails we probably weren't ready for, and bought us a hot cocoa when we complained of frost bitten toes. He stood freezing at the bottom of the course and watched us win (and sometimes lose) races...taught us how to après in style. He made sure we never missed first chair on Christmas Day.
Let's face it, we owe him one. For Team Alps & Meters, our dads played a critical role in shaping us into the skiers we are today. To thank him, we've rounded up of our favorite #designedbytradition Father's Day gifts. Show him some love with a great gift this year.
Get Dad to ditch his razor for a Black Walnut version that's hand carved in Vermont. The set includes shave cream and face balm to make sure that your old man smells more like a pine forest than, well, an old man.
Designed in the mountains of British Columbia, the luxury eye-wear brand channels the spirit of early alpine explorers. Their signature mountaineering glasses, inspired by the glacier goggles of Sir Edmund Hilary, Jim Whittaker, and others have been re-engineered using the highest quality materials in heritage silhouettes.
When the folks behind Alpine Modern Magazine told us that they were creating a line of waxed canvas duffles, we couldn't wait to get our hands on them. These carryall staples are handmade in the USA and will only get better with age.
Designed as a protective performance essential, our Classic Pom Hat celebrates the simplicity and purity of alpine sport. Summer nights can still get chilly, especially in the mountains. This lambswool hat is coated with Teflon for water resistance and features a waterproof stowaway pocket. Use code FATHERSDAY20 at checkout for 20% off Classic Pom Hats.
Nothing keeps your drink colder than a copper mug. Whip up a batch of moscow mules (recipe below) and grab a seat outside for some quality dad time.
- 1/2 ounce lime juice
- 2 ounces vodka
- 4 to 6 ounces ginger beer (Fevertree makes a great one...)
Squeeze lime juice into mug and toss in spent shell. Fill mug with crushed ice, add vodka, then ginger beer and stir.
We're BIG Chris Burkard fans at Alps & Meters. Transport dad to Iceland or Alberta with a print from this master of adventure photography.