The 10 Best Gifts for Ski Bums & Snowboarders

Text by: Altitude Sports Editorial Team

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Picking out the best gifts for the skiers and snowboarders in your life can be challenging. Whether it’s insulated ski jackets, snowboard pants, GORE-TEX mittens, or essential accessories, trying to find the right gear can be a tough task  – 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.

For Men

Arc’teryx Rush Jacket

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The Arc’teryx Rush Jacket was made for the mountain. The ultra-durable hardshell features tough 3-layer GORE-TEX construction that will protect you against wind, rain, snow, and just about anything else you might encounter on the hill. It features an articulated fit and plenty of winter-ready and slope compatible details that are sure to keep any rider happy. Think of this as a gift you give once, that they can enjoy for years to come.

Peak Performance Gravity Pants

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For those who love to shred, the Gravity Pants live up to the Peak Performance name. Made from durable 3L GORE-TEX, these ski pants are made for the freeriders who love to defy gravity. With plenty of slope ready features and colours, these are sure to stand out when ski season starts. They only problem you’ll have is trying to get them off the hill.

Mons Royale Temple Tech Hoodie

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The most important thing for keep warm and comfortable is a good base-layer that offers next-to-skin comfort, temperature regulation, and moisture-wicking. The Temple Tech Hoodie from Mons Royal does all this and more. The fitted hood fits under a helmet and combines with the drop tail for total coverage. Merino wool is the softest fabric on the market, and this has plenty of it. One day on the hill with this hoodie and they won’t be able to stop thanking you for the awesome gift.

For Women

The North Face A-CAD FUTURELIGHT Jacket

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In Fall 2019 The North Face announced that the future was here, thanks to their proprietary new Futurelight technology. The next step in the development of waterproof membranes, it was designed to be the most waterproof, lightweight and breathable technology on the market. Combine that with The North Face’s usual high-quality standards, and you get the A-CAD Jacket, ready to take on anything. Make sure they stay safe out there by giving them the gift of full weather protection.

Bugaboo Omni-Heat Pant

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Help the skier-snowboarder you know stay warm and comfy while ripping-up the slopes by gifting the Bugaboo Omni-Heat Pant from Columbia. With Omni-Heat insulation and Omni-Tech waterproof breathable construction, these pants are sure to keep the lucky wearer protected on the slopes. Give your slope shredder the gift of warmth on cold powder days.

Rossignol Lifetech Hoody

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The Lifetech Hoody offers the perfect balance between lifestyle and performance wear. It’s made from a stretchy blend of cotton and polyester so you can wear it as a base layer or as a sweater. Skiing is in the Rossignol DNA, so you know they had everyone from the avid skier, to the seasoned veteran in mind when they designed it. Get her something that will have her feeling comfortable, and looking stylish on your weekend at the ski hill.

For Kids

Clement Triclimate Jacket & Freedom Insulated Bib

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Don’t forget to get your little ones ready for the new ski season. Whether they’re taking their first run, or returning for a new season, you know they’ll be psyched. A warm jacket that can hold up to the elements is a must, and you won’t find much better than the Clement Triclimate 3-in-1 Jacket from The North Face—perfect for skiers and snowboards alike. The inside puffer is super warm and the shell is ultra-durable and weatherproof thanks to DryVent 2L protection. Pair that up with the Freedom Insulated Bib, and you might not be able to get them off the hill.

Gear & Accessories

POC Fovea Mid Clarity Comp Goggles

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For skiers and snowboarders who take riding seriously, POC Fovea Mid Clarity Comp Goggles deliver the ultimate fusion of style with max peripheral vision. This frame features POC Clairty lens technology, giving your mountain lover the sharpest on-snow definition. Plus, the Fovea is probably one of the best-looking goggles in the snowsports industry. 

Burton Gondy Leather Mitt – Men’s

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The favourites of big names like Shaun White, the Burton Gondy Leather Mitts are the ultimate rider’s gloves. Quick-drying insulation, Durable GORE-TEX waterproof construction, and an ergonomic pre-curved fit make them an ideal gift for someone whose life is first chairs on stormy mornings. Serious powder shredders will be stoked to receive these for the holidays.

Oakley Mod5 Helmet

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Staying safe on the slopes is a must, which is why a ski helmet is essential. Thankfully, Oakley is at the forefront of freestyle-focused head protection. The Mod5 Helmet provides your favourite rider stylish security for their days on the ski hill. This helmet features Oakley’s Modular Brim System for a fit that’s snug and works with almost any pair of goggles. The Brim Ventilation and Dual-Construction Hybrid Shell provide durability and comfort, perfect for park sessions and first tracks on the backside of the mountain.

Still looking for the perfect gift? Altitude Sports has a massive selection of gear and apparel for skiers and snowboarders. You’ll find everything from jackets to pants, mitts, socks, base layers, goggles, helmets and more.

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