Like grizzly-bear chauffeurs or a WiFi-enabled beard, mountain resorts combine rugged charm with modern amenities. Prepare to get back to nature with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of ski, snowboard, and winter gear at Ski Stop. This Groupon is valid at Ski Stop's Westwood and Canton locations.
The highly trained Ski Stop staff takes pride in matching mountain marauders with skis, snowboards, custom-fit boots, and brand-name clothing. Skin buffers such as Obermeyer jackets ($89.50–$249.50) protect bodies from winter winds, and modern mountaineers can peruse backpacks ($24.95+) and other pieces designed with special pockets that enable skiers to safely carry cell phones, MP3 players, and alpine horns. Winter hats ($15–$30), socks ($15–$25), and gloves ($19.95–$39.95) for both kids and adults keep customers snuggly cocooned from stern to brain stem, and coffee mugs ($10) help facilitate warmth from the inside out when filled to the brim with steaming java or hot chocolate. Smoothly speed between slalom gates and rival yeti rugby teams in Atomic Smoke skis with XTO 310 bindings ($399), or soar through currents of crisp air with a Burton Blunt snowboard ($379.95).