Best Gifts for Skiers & Snowboarders for the 2022 Ski Season

Newsroom Gear Best Gifts for Skiers & Snowboarders for the 2022 Ski Season

As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to start thinking about what gifts would tickle the souls of those powder lovers in your life. What should you gift someone who loves skiing? Skiing is a gear-intensive sport, and you can’t go wrong with buying something that will help your favorite skier have a better time on and off the slopes. Our holiday gift guide will help give you ideas for everything from stocking stuffers like innovative sunglasses to big ticket items to everything in between, such as the Pure Mountain Fun Ski Pack designed for carrying skis.

Whether you’re looking for a cool gift for the avid skier who has everything, or practical gifts for adults or kids, the following holiday gift ideas for skiers will give you a wide range of options to consider.

Unique Gifts for Skiers

Pure Mountain Fun Ski Pack, $45

The Pure Mountain Fun Ski Pack is a 3.5-ounce backpack designed by kids for kids, to make it a breeze juggling skis, poles and accessories around the resort. The Pure Mountain Fun Ski Pack is constructed with a tear-resistant material, and has a reinforced opening at the bottom that allows you to slide your skis through the bag but holds the bindings in place. Poles are inserted grip first, and parallel to the skis, while the cinch top keeps skis from swaying side to side. The pack’s d-ring allows for gloves and helmets to be carried hands-free in route to the lifts. Like a backpack, pull down on the adjustable straps for a personalized fit. Once you reach the lifts, simply unload your equipment and slide the ski pack into your ski jacket pocket to avoid costly locker rentals. The Pure Mountain Fun Ski Pack makes carrying skis easy, allowing you to navigate ski resorts hands-free. Bonus: You can hold the hand of your young skier without juggling equipment.

Kids with backpack on that carries skis
©Pure Mountain Fun

Ombraz Classic Armless Sunglasses, $150

Ombraz reinvented sunglasses by creating a pair without arms. Instead of traditional sunglass arms, Ombraz Armless Sunglasses are held on the face by an adjustable strap—essentially a built-in pair of croakies. This makes them a great tool for skiers, as they are comfortable to wear under a helmet and they certainly won’t fall off. Not to mention that they are super stylish, and the polarized lenses cut down on mountain glare. This is a great piece of eye protection for spring skiing days.

Ombraz Classic Armless Sunglasses


Vermont Glove Jefflo Mitt, $120

Vermont Glove Jefflo Mitt
©Vermont Glove

The Jefflo Mitt from Vermont Glove is one of the warmest and toughest ski mittens on the market. They are hand stitched with goatskin leather, making them super durable while also remaining soft and dexterous. These mitts have a waxed canvas cuff for mobility and water resistance that is cinchable to keep the elements out. The Jefflos are built with double-stitched seams around the fingertips for ultimate durability and longevity. Vermont Glove boasts that “Our Jefflo leather mittens are rugged as a buck, warm as a polar bear, and designed for hard use.”

Kinco 1972KW Lined Premium Grain Pigskin Palm, $25

These pigskin leather gloves are an excellent gift for any skier or snowboarder. The premium grain pigskin on the palms provides durability and grip, while the cotton-blend canvas on the backs of the hands makes them comfortable and breathable. The Heatkeep thermal insulation creates optimal heat retention and wicks away moisture. At just $25, this makes for a great and affordable stocking stuffer.

Kinco 1972KW Lined Premium Grain Pigskin Palm

Burton Touchscreen Glove Liner, $20

For those extra blustery days, having a nice pair of glove liners is imperative to keeping your hands warm. These liners from Burton are made of DRYRIDE Ultrawick silkweight fabric that is breathable and moisture wicking. They are also compatible with touchscreen use, so you can whip out your phone on the lift to try to track down your friends without bearing your naked hands to the icy wind.

Burton Touchscreen Glove Liner.

Oakley Flight Deck L Snow Goggles, $216

Oakley’s Flight Deck L Snow Goggles are designed to maximize your field of view—just like a fighter pilot on the flight deck—so that you don’t miss a single thing on the mountain. Despite their large lenses, these goggles are still compatible with most snowboard helmets. Additionally, changing lenses with Oakley’s Ridgelock Technology is quick and easy, while still creating a complete lens seal to keep the harsh conditions out.

Product photo of Oakley Flight Deck L Snow Goggles

Well Told Topography Maps Pocket Flask, $30

Who doesn’t like a little liquid courage in their jacket pocket on ski days? This stainless steel 6oz flask with a smooth finish and rounded edges will make a great vessel for the good stuff, but it also makes a great, customizable gift. Well Told engraves mountain topography maps onto these flasks, with more than 1,000 maps to choose from. Get your loved one’s favorite mountain range engrained onto a flask full of their favorite powder hound elixir and you’ve got a surefire winner of a holiday gift.

Well Told Topography Maps Pocket Flask.
©Well Told Topography Maps

Osprey Kamber 16 Daypack, $100

The Kamber is a great backpack to bring along on resort days. It’s large enough to house water, snacks, and an extra layer, but is sleek and slender enough to not bother you while you’re riding. This is a ski specific daypack, built with a snow-shedding back panel to keep accumulation at bay, along with a quick-access avalanche safety pocket for backcountry adventures.

Osprey Kamber 16 Daypack.

Dakine Super Tune Tuning Kit, $145

A tuning kit makes a great gift for any skier or snowboarder. Any avid rider is going to need a few tunes per season, and being able to do it themselves will save a lot of money in the long run. This ski and snowboard tuning kit from Dakine comes with an iron, scrapers, a brush, wax, sharpeners, and more, making sure that the skis and snowboards will perform as well as they can.

Dakine Super Tune Tuning Kit.

Gifts for Him

SmartWool Men’s Merino Base Layer Crew, $110

Merino wool is the ideal fabric for base layers—it is softer, suppler, and warmer than traditional wool, while wicking moisture like a champ and retaining its warmth when wet. SmartWool’s upper-body base layer is made of 100% Merino wool and sewn with interlock knit for enhanced comfort and breathability. The Merino Base Layer Crew will ensure a warm and dry day on the hill.

SmartWool Men’s Merino Base Layer Crew Product

Darn Tough Men’s Function 5 Over-the-Calf Midweight Ski and Snowboard Sock, $31

These wool socks from Darn Tough are created specifically for skiers and snowboarders. They are constructed of a blend of Merino, nylon, and Spandex, and are designed with a performance fit to avoid slipping and bunching up. The reinforced footbed ensures both comfort and longevity of the sock, allowing you to keep wearing them season after season.

Darn Tough Men’s Function 5 Over-the-Calf Midweight Ski and Snowboard Sock.
©Darn Tough

Patagonia Men’s Powder Town Jacket, $349

Now, who wouldn’t want to spend some time in Powder Town? Patagonia’s Powder Town Jacket is constructed of Patagonia’s signature H2No Performance Standard 2-Layer 100% post-consumer recycled polyester shell. This shell is both waterproof and windproof, keeping the elements out, while still being breathable and flexible, not inhibiting the body’s movement while riding. It also features a helmet-compatible hood, easy-access pit-zips, and a powder skirt. This is a seriously awesome ski jacket.

Patagonia Men’s Powder Town Jacket.

Gifts for Her

SmartWool Women’s Thermal Merino Base Layer Crew, $110

A good base layer is essential for any skier or snowboarder. The Thermal Merino base Layer Crew from SmartWool is the cream of the crop when it comes to base layers—its 100% Merino construction ensures warmth, comfort, and breathability, and even stays warm when it gets wet. This piece is stitched with flatlock seams and shoulder panels to prevent chafing and maximize comfort. This base layer really is as good as it gets.

SmartWool Women’s Thermal Merino Base Layer Crew

Darn Tough Women’s Solstice Over-the-Calf Midweight Ski and Snowboard Sock, $29

The Solstice Ski and Snowboard Socks are stitched with a blend of Merino, nylon, and Spandex, making them sleek and low-profile with a snug fit. The Merino wool will ensure your feet stay warm from the first run to the last. This sock features a reinforced Achilles cushion to reduce heel lift in your boots, helping you to ski or snowboard with more control. All of Darn Tough’s socks are also Unconditionally Guaranteed for Life—if you ever wear through a pair of these socks, send them back and Darn Tough will send you a brand new pair.

Darn Tough Women’s Solstice Over-the-Calf Midweight Ski and Snowboard Sock.
©Darn Tough

Burton Women’s Prowess Jacket, $280

Burton’s Prowess Jacket is a warm, weatherproof, and stylish skiing and snowboarding jacket. The DRYRIDE outer material keeps water and wind at bay, while the sherpa fleece-lined collar keeps the warmth in. This jacket also has microfleece-lined hand warmer pockets, and an interior waist cinch to keep snow and cold air out. What’s more is that this product is built with over 90% of recycled fibers, making it not only good for keeping you warm on ski days, but also good for the planet.

Women's Burton Prowess Jacket Product

Gifts for Kids

Burton Kids’ Anon Rime 3 Ski and Snowboard Helmet, $90

A helmet is one of the most important pieces of ski gear. Make sure your kids are safe on the mountain this season with the Anon Rime Helmet protecting their noggin. This is a stylish helmet with a classic skate-shape construction. It is also multi-season certified, making it fit for biking and skating in addition to skiing. The auto-adjust fit provides easy comfort, and the liner and ear pads are removable for warm-weather activities.

Burton Kids’ Anon Rime 3 Ski and Snowboard Helmet.

Marmot Kids’ Snowline Jacket, $100

Keeping your kids warm on the hill is one of the best ways to ensure that they have a fun day out skiing (also ensuring that you get in as many laps as possible). The Snowline Jacket from Marmot has built-in Thermal R synthetic insulation, making it nice and toasty warm. The waterproof shell, powder skirt, and adjustable velcro cuffs will make sure they stay dry and comfortable.

Marmot Kids’ Snowline Jacket.

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