When employed in a management position at a ski resort at the start of the season, there is little time for personal things. When someone informed me that the biggest day for the post office during the holidays was yesterday, I freaked! I hadn't even thought about Christmas gifts for my far away relatives. So, I headed downstairs to the Saddleback retail shop. There I was able to find something for everyone on my list. I bought the items and handed them off to my wife for wrapping and shipping. Another problem solved!

Seriously, if you are cramped for time for both skiing and shopping why not combine the trip. Ski in the morning and shop at lunch time. Get that done and back on the Mountain for more skiing. There are lots of great items to choose from including base layers from Under Armour & Hot Chillys; Smartwool socks known for their fit & warmth; a nice variety of T-shirts; Saddleback logo glassware; souvenir trail signs; They even have outerwear from Precision & Helix for 50% off! If you are not sure what to get, Saddleback gift cards are available for any dollar amount that you choose. The best thing about the gift card is that it can be used anywhere at Saddleback for any service or merchandise, even lift tickets! I wish you some happy shopping & happy skiing. If you would like to contact me, please send your thoughts to cklefos@saddlebackmaine.com .