Climbing skins, avalanche transceivers, GORE-TEX shells and essential accessories… understanding industry jargon can sometimes be a challenge, especially if you’re shopping for a backcountry enthusiast or snowboarder with distinctive tastes. Fortunately, our team of ski and snowboard enthusiasts has put together a selection of the best products to perform, ride with style, and stay safe. Discover the best gifts for skiers and snowboarders, all available at Altitude Sports.

The 10 Best Skiing & Snowboarding Gifts

Our collection of downhill and backcountry gifts for skiers and snowboarders is equipped with the latest technology. Our selection, meticulously chosen by our snow sports experts, includes everything to please those who live for groomed trails, deep powder or snow park modules.

For the Backcountry Skier

Giving a gift and hoping it will never be used, is a strange concept, but this is one of those you'd rather have it and not need it gifts. If you know a skier or snowboarder who lives for the untouched powder of the backcountry, an avalanche transceiver like the one from Black Diamond is a must! It may not be the most stylish gift on your list, but wrap it in a bow and give it to the skier in your family and you'll sleep easier knowing your loved ones can safely chase the thrills of fresh snow.

Price: 0.00$

Product Type

For the Backcountry Skier

In the same vein as our previous choice, the Backcountry Access Airbag Backpack is becoming a must. Light and versatile, it has plenty of storage and offers a lifesaver inflatable in the worst-case remote-ski scenario. Why not offer a complete backcountry ski kit? It's like giving the gift of freedom to someone who lives to escape the resort!

Price: 0.00$

Product Type

For the Backcountry Skier

Here's a gift that will delight all the skiers, especially this year when the demand for backcountry ski equipment is greater than ever. If you've managed to get your hands on climbing skins your size, we guarantee that anyone who wants to learn the sport will jump through the roof when it comes time to unwrap them - because after Christmas, chances are there won't be many of them left. Black Diamond Glidelites are perfect for those looking to get away from the crowds at the bottom of the chairlift.

Price: 0.00$

Product Type

For the Backcountry Skier

Every good backcountry skier needs a good backcountry avalanche / snow probe—and it shouldn't be an after thought. MSR makes one of the best, and if fittingly slots into our best gifts for skiers and snowboarders list. Stronger at the bottom, fast to unpack and put into action, super-compact and lightweight, it's a great gift to slip under the tree to complete your backcountry skier's kit.

Price: 0.00$

Product Type

For Skiers and Snowboarders

Used both on the slopes, in the snow park and for powder expeditions, a good helmet is essential to ensuring the safety of every slope enthusiast. After skis, boots, goggles and apparel, it's understandable that beginner skier's piggy bank starts to dry up. It's a good thing he'll have a helmet to unpack at Christmas this year. The Track Plus Helmet from Scott is equipped with MIPS technology, the best in protection. Available in several colours, it will match any outfit.

Price: 0.00$

Product Type

For Skiers and Snowboarders

Whether they're skiing in the resort or the backcountry, every skier or snowboarder needs a good pair of goggles. Zeal Optics Portal goggles have been on the market for years and are not going out of fashion any time soon. Offered in several colours that will please everyone, these goggles aren't just stylish–they also have the quality to match. 

Price: 0.00$

Product Type

For Skiers and Snowboarders

There's nothing like a good pair of mittens or gloves to make the most of your day on the slopes. Keeping your extremities warm really makes all the difference! If the person you want to please is always complaining about cold hands, Rab's Khroma Freeride gloves with GORE-TEX are worth their weight in gold when it comes to insulation. They're waterproof and stretchy for added comfort. Enough to stay outdoors until the last lift.

Price: 0.00$

Product Type

Stocking Stuffers for Everyone

Conclusion

Still haven’t found the perfect gift? Altitude Sports has a huge selection of ski and snowboarding equipment, accessories and apparel. Jackets, pants, gloves, socks and goggles – browse through our collection to complete your ski outfit, or give one of the best gifts for skiers and snowboarders to that powder-lover in your life.

Shop Ski and Snowboard Gear and Apparel