With the festive season approaching, you may be wondering what to buy that special skier in your life for Christmas.
In this post, we will go through the best gifts for skiers that will make time on the mountain a bit more enjoyable.
Best Gifts For Skiers
- 1. Carhartt Men’s Knit Cuffed Beanie
- 2. GoPro Hero 10
- 3. Thermal Underwear
- 4. Heated Socks
- 5. Ski Boot Dryer
- 6. XCMAN Complete Ski Snowboard Tuning and Waxing Kit
- 7. Oakley Frogskins
- 8. Airhole Facemask
- 9. Multitool
- 10. Ski Lock
- 11. Heated Gloves
- 12. Thermal Phone Case
- 13. Yeti Water Bottle
- 14. Foam Roller Set
- 15. Hip Flask
- 16. Yaktrax
- 17. CamelBak SnoBlast Hydration Pack
- 18. Volk Ski Strap and Pole Carrier
- 19. Athletico Rolling Double Ski Bag
- 20. Oakley Flight Deck Ski Goggles
- 21. GoPro 3-Way 2.0
- 22. Smartwool Performance Ski Socks
- 23. Down Jacket
- 24. The Classic Buff
- 25. WhiSki Poles
- 26. Lego Snow Grooming Machine
- 27. Balance Board Trainer
- 28. Athalon Everything Boot Bag/Backpack
- 29. The North Face Base Camp Duffel
- 30. I’m Difficult T-Shirt
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This beanie from Carhartt is 100% acrylic, so it is incredibly warm and comfortable. It has the iconic Carhartt logo stitched on the front and is available in a massive range of colors to suit any ski outfit.
The GoPro Hero 10 is the latest version and has had some significant upgrades over its predecessor. For example, it captures footage that is smoother and of higher quality.
It takes incredible 23MP photos and 5.3K video resolution at 60fps. Also, it has 8x slo-mo at 2.7K.
In addition to this, it now allows you to pause videos and grab 15.8MP still photos from 5.3K videos that look amazing.
The DEVOPS thermal underwear set is 100% polyester, which feels exceptionally soft against the skin. But it also has thermal tech fleece lining for extra warmth.
4. Heated Socks
These fantastic inventions are just like regular ski socks, but they have a heating element running through them. They are powered by lightweight rechargeable lithium-ion batteries attached to the top of each sock.
The really cool feature of these heated ski socks from Newlemo is that you control them via a mobile app. The app allows you to adjust the temperature between seven heat settings without bending down.
Newlemo has made these socks from soft but durable fabric, so your feet are as comfortable as possible. The fabric wicks moisture away from your feet, is breathable, and quick drying.
However, these portable ski boot dryers are the perfect solution. Just slip one into each boot at the end of the day, so you can enjoy warm and dry boots the following morning.
The great thing about these driers is that they are small enough to pack in your suitcase. They are also kind to your boot liners, as some driers get too warm, ruining your heat-molded footbeds.
However, being able to service your own skis and snowboard is very beneficial. You can do a quick service the night before a powder day or save some money by doing it yourself.
This complete servicing kit from XCMAN has everything you need to keep your edges sharp and your base waxed. It even has different waxes to suit the different temperatures you experience on the mountain.
Oakley Frogskins have a timeless style and come in an incredible range of color combinations. You can even choose different colored lenses to suit your style and the snow conditions.
To get the best possible lenses, opt for the Prizm lenses. These enhance contrast and color to give you the best visibility in all conditions.
No type of face mask is perfect, but this one from Airhole is excellent. As the name suggests, it has an air hole for you to breathe through, allowing condensation to escape into the atmosphere.
This enhances your comfort and stops your goggles from fogging up. It also has the perfect shape to fit around your goggles to seal your face from harsh wind and snow.
This snowflake-shaped tool has everything you need to adjust or tighten up your bindings. As a bonus, this tool also has a bottle opener for après parties.
10. Ski Lock
The number of skis and snowboards left outside mountain bars and restaurants makes them excellent targets for thieves. Nobody questions a thief that walks away with your skis.
We recommend that you lock your skis to a fence or ski rack whenever they are out of sight. This combination lock has a retractable cable that will allow you to lock several pairs of skis and snowboards.
Of course, the lock isn’t a 100% guarantee that your skis and boards are safe. But a thief is more likely to take stuff that isn’t locked up over yours.
11. Heated Gloves
They have multi-layer material protection, which helps keep in the warmth and makes them durable. The non-slip and wear-resistant palms are a helpful feature, so you have plenty of grip on drag lifts and your poles.
The heating area is transmitted warmth throughout the gloves and is activated with the touch of a button. There are three levels of heating to keep you comfortable in different environments.
An added bonus of these heated gloves is that you can use your smartphone without taking them off.
The problem with cold weather is that it kills phone batteries, making our phones useless. But, this thermal phone case from Phoozy insulates your phone from the cold.
Another great feature of the case is that it is shock-resistant. Therefore, your phone should still be safe, even in a crash.
Yeti has come up with an excellent solution with this 26 oz insulated bottle. It is suitable for both hot and cold drinks, so you can either stay hydrated or warm yourself up with a hot chocolate on the mountain.
14. Foam Roller Set
But with this foam roller set, you have a massage stick, foam roller, massage balls, and a strap. All these allow you to massage hard-to-reach sore bits so you can get a deep tissue massage ready for another day on the slopes.
15. Hip Flask
Ski jackets are full of pockets, so why not carry this English Pewter hip flask in a luxury leather pouch. It has space for 6 oz of your favorite tipple to get you warmed up for après.
Slipping on ice is a real problem, and if you get injured, it can ruin your whole ski trip. But, with extra traction from putting Yaktrax over your shoes, you can walk around in safety.
Yaktrax have metal spikes that grip the snow and ice while you walk. They are very effective and can prevent embarrassing slips.
CamelBak has put some serious thought into this hydration pack. It has Tri-zip access to make it easy to access the contents of your pack.
In addition to this, it has an expansion panel that adds an extra six liters of storage when you need it. The outside of the pack has a helmet, snowboard, and snowshoe carry attachment points for hiking in the backcountry.
With this in mind, any way to make carrying ski equipment easier is welcomed. This ski strap and pole carrier make carrying your equipment effortless.
When you travel by air on your ski trip, your skis are left at the mercy of baggage handlers. So for peace of mind, it is worth using a quality and padded ski bag.
This ski bag from Athletico has space for two pairs of skis nearly any length. It is made from durable waterproof material and is fitted with rollers to make walking around the airport super easy.
The huge lens gives you excellent peripheral vision, so you don’t miss a thing. In addition to this, the lens is Oakley’s Prizm lens, which gives you a whole new level of quality of vision.
These goggles are not cheap, but you do get what you pay for.
21. GoPro 3-Way 2.0
One of the most useful mounts is the 3-way. A selfie stick that gives you a wide range of camera angles, thanks to its 3-in-1 design.
The 3-way has an integrated ball joint, which allows you to change the camera angle without repositioning the mount. It also has a handy tripod that fully exploits the camera’s features.
These Smartwool socks are suitable for both skiers and snowboarders. Their Merino wool material makes them very breathable, so your feet don’t get too sweaty.
Merino wool also provides warmth, while the nylon and elastane make the socks fit perfectly with no bunching. These excellent socks are the perfect length, with their over-the-calf height and cushioning to prevent boots from rubbing the shins.
23. Down Jacket
Due to its lightness, you can easily roll it up and stuff it in a backpack, ready for when it gets chilly.
This down jacket from Eddie Bauer is made from 100% recycled 20D ripstop polyester shell. It also has a DWR coating to repel water, so you can wear it without a shell over the top.
24. The Classic Buff
However, you can use this Merino wool item in several inventive ways. The material is soft, warm, and wind-resistant, so you can be as comfortable as possible.
The Buff also comes in a wide range of colors to suit the rest of your ski outfit.
25. WhiSki Poles
The WhiSki poles are not just novelty drink containers; they are proper ski poles made from aircraft-grade aluminum. You can also adjust the length of them to suit your height.
This Lego model is suitable for anyone six years old and over. It features real-world details, such as a cab that opens up for the driver and a snow cannon. It also has caterpillar tracks and a large snowplow on the front.
You even get a Lego driver and skier to open up more possibilities for fun.
A very effective way to work on these elements is with a balance board trainer. There are many exercises you can do with a balance board that will help to improve your performance on the slopes.
This balance board from Yes4All is high quality and has a grippy top sheet. It also has a removable stopper to help you progress when you become more advanced.
While you travel with this product, you can pack your ski jacket, helmet, boots, and lots of other stuff you need for your ski trip.
The side pockets are zippered and ventilated to prevent dampness from ruining their contents. While the center pocket is perfect for your helmet, jacket, or spare clothing.
As you can carry this boot bag as a backpack, it has comfortable hidden backpack straps and lumbar back pads for added comfort. It even has a pocket for your phone with a headphone port.
It is easy to carry and grab off the baggage carousel with its multiple handles. It also has a striking bright red color, so you can easily spot it when it comes round.
The North Face Base Camp duffel bag is used on expeditions thanks to its large size and durability. So, a trip to your favorite ski resort should not phase it in the slightest.
Under the symbol, it simply says, “I’m difficult.”
This is a fun t-shirt that will go down well in any après bar when you strip off your layers. But it is also comfortable, thanks to its super soft material.
These are definitely the best gifts for skiers.
They are either very useful or fun ways to make time on the mountain more enjoyable.