Best Gifts for Skiers & Snowboarders

Text by: Altitude Sports Editorial Team

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Finding gifts for the skier or snowboarder in your life can be challenging if you don’t partake in downhill activities. And even if you do ski or board, trying to navigate the latest snowsport industry trends can be difficult – especially if you’re shopping for a rider with a particular taste or style.

Thankfully our staff of avid skiers, boarders, and backcountry adventurers have curated a selection of timeless styles, innovative designs, and trending essentials. These recommended products will help you find the perfect gift for a special someone who lives for fresh groomers, slushy park laps, and deep powder.

The 10 Best Skiing & Snowboarding Gifts

Below is our curated gift guide of the 10 best products for the skier or snowboarder on your Christmas list. This gift guide offers plenty of ideas in a variety of budgets. It also features the styles we know the rider you’re shopping for will love.

Oakley Line Miner – Factory Pilot Whiteout – Prizm Sapphire Iridium Lens Goggles

Kelsey’s Pick – Content Creator & Post-Work Ski Lap Connoisseur

For skiers and snowboarders who take riding seriously, the Oakley Liner Miner Goggle delivers the ultimate fusion of style with max peripheral vision. This frame features the new PrizmTM Inferno lens technology, giving your mountain lover the sharpest on-snow definition. Plus, the Line Miner might be the best-looking goggle in the snowsports industry.  See it > 

Burton Booter 40L Backpack

Few backpacks have the same rider-focused functionality as the Burton Booter pack, making it ideal for a snowboarder who lives for lacing up in the lodge. This boot bag has a snow-draining main compartment that fits their boots, plus top and side pockets for their helmet, gloves, beanie, and goggles. They can also attach their board to the exterior thanks to two buckles. Prepare them for days on the slopes with a bag that carries everything.  See it > 

Buff Lightweight Patterned Merino Wool

The Buff Lightweight Patterned Merino Wool makes in an ideal downhill companion for skiers and snowboarders, with an extra-long neck and warm merino wool construction. Let them shred to their heart’s content in cold weather by gifting this face and neck-warming buff.  See it > 

Outdoor Research Unisex Mt Baker GTX Modular Mitts

Named after a famous Pacific Northwest resort, Outdoor Research’s rugged 70D ripstop Baker GTX mitts are the ultimate riders gloves. Quick-drying insulation, waterproof construction, and removable glove liners make them an ideal gift for someone whose life is first chairs on stormy mornings. Serious powder shredders will be stoked to receive these this holiday.  See it > 

Giro Trig MIPS Helmet

Concussions are never cool, which is why a ski helmet is essential. Thankfully, Giro is at the forefront of freestyle-focused head protection. The Trig MIPS helmet provides your favourite rider stylish security for their dome. This helmet features the lauded Multi-Direction Protection System along with Giro’s precise Form fit system. All the tech is shielded in a brimmed hardshell design, perfect for park sessions and first tracks on the backside of the mountain.  See it > 

Smartwool PhD® Pro Freeski Socks

Help the skier-snowboarder you know stay comfy while ripping-up the slopes by gifting these merino Freeski socks by Smartwool. With men’s and women’s versions, they feature an elevated boot fit and ankle cushioning, preventing uncomfortable pressure points in their ski boots. Give your slope shredder the gift of warm feet on cold powder days.  See it > 

Patagonia Nano Puff Vest

Gift the ultimate in versatile warmth with the Patagonia Nano Puff vest for him or her. A perfect present for the downhill enthusiast on your list, the durable water-repellent shell, PrimaLoft insulation, and low-profile packability makes it the ultimate alpine layer. Plus, it looks great worn over a sweater at the skier’s pub during the après hour.  See it > 

Helly Hansen Merino Baselayer Crew

Proper base layers are essential – yet often neglected – for style-focused riders who usually opt for logo’d cotton garments that get soaked and stay cold. These Helley Hansen Lifa Merino him-and-her base layers dry quickly, prevent-itch, and are stylish enough for standalone wear after a day on the mountain. Give them the warm and breathable comfort of technical merino wool.  See it > 

Coal Unisex The Uniform Beanie

This unisex Coal Uniform Beanie is a perfect gift for under-the-helmet warmth or après ski styling. It’s fine-woven acrylic, cuffed, and made in the USA – with looks that give off a mountain town vibe. Give this to your ski-snowboard enthusiast and they’ll love wearing it anywhere.  See it > 

Icebreaker 200 Oasis Leggings

Icebreaker’s 200 Oasis merino leggings are warm, quick-drying, bacteria and odor-fighting, making them the ultimate base-layer for him or her. Gusseted construction and slim fit mean better mobility and feel on the slopes. Your ski-snowboard fan will be more than happy with these under the tree this season.  See it > 


Still looking for the perfect gift? Check out Altitude Sports’ official holiday gift collections

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