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The 10 Best Gifts for Skiers and Snowboarders

Have a skier or snowboarder in your life you’d like to get a gift for but you don’t know where to start? You’re not alone—shopping for winter sports enthusiasts can be tough, especially if you’re not a skier or snowboarder yourself. To give you some ideas, we put together a list of the best gifts for skiers and snowboarders below.
Image of Whirlibird Ski Gloves.
Keep their hands warm on the slopes with these ultra-toasty winter ski gloves. They’re constructed with Omni-Heat™ thermal technology on the inside, and a waterproof Omni-Tech™ shell on the outside. Available in men’s, women’s, and kids’ versions.
Image of Whirlibird Ski Goggles.
What makes a better gift for skiers than a nice pair of goggles? Made with a high-tech anti-fog lens and a helmet-compatible design, these will keep their vision crystal clear. Not only that, they have comfy dual foam and a soft micro-fleece lining.
Image of Peak Pursuit 32L backpack.
If you’re really looking to spoil that skier or snowboarder in your life, treat them to this Peak Pursuit™ day pack. Designed with a padded hip belt and comfy sternum straps, it’s one of the best backpacks for skiers. In addition to an A-frame ski carry, it features a helmet pouch, fleece-lined google pocket, vertical snowboard carry, and an avalanche tool compartment.
Image of Polar Powder II Omni-Heat Beanie.
Made with a high-tech Omni-Heat™ Infinity liner, this ultra-warm winter beanie is another great option for skiers and snowboarders. The reflective heat technology will keep their head warm while they’re ripping down the mountain. Plus, it comes in a variety of stylish colors.
Image of Toddler Frosty Slope Snow Set outfit.
Is the skier or snowboarder in your life tiny-sized? If so, this set of kids' ski clothes is just the ticket. With waterproof fabric and cozy fleece liners, these snow clothes are both warm and comfy. Not only that, they feature an innovative system called Outgrown™, where the sleeves and pants can extend to grow with them.
Two people dressed in Toasty Ski Baselayer tops.
Constructed with ergonomic seams and comfy four-way stretch, these tops make great baselayers for skiing. They wick moisture while also keeping you warm with Omni-Heat™ reflective technology. Available in men’s, women’s, men’s big and tall, and women’s plus sizes.
Women dressed in Bird Mountain Omni-Hear Infiniti Ski Jacket.
Boasting Columbia Sportswear's brand-new Omni-Heat™ Infinity technology, this women’s ski and snowboarding jacket combines warmth and style. The stretchy fabric provides flexibility to move while the heat-reflective liner makes it extra toasty. For a similar men’s version, check out this Omni-Heat™ Infinity ski jacket.
Man dressed in Catacomb Crest Interchange Ski Jacket.
The great thing about this men’s ski and snowboarding jacket is that it’s technical enough to keep you warm on the mountain yet stylish enough to wear around town. Plus, the interchangeable style makes it extremely versatile—wear it as an insulated jacket, a down jacket, or an outer shell. For a similar women’s version, check out these 3-in-1 ski jackets.
Image of Toddler Double Flake outfit.
Similar to the toddler’s Frosty Slope™, the Double Flake™ is another excellent set of ski gear for kids. Like the first option, it’s designed with the Outgrown™ system to extend the cuffs and pant legs so they grow with them. The jacket and pants are both fully waterproof, with warm insulation and cozy pockets.
Two people wearing Warm Baselayer Tights.
Another warm and toasty option, these baselayer tights will wick moisture and block the cold on the slopes. They’re made with comfortable four-way stretch material and flatlock seams to prevent chafing. Available in men’s, women’s, men’s big and tall, and women’s plus sizes.
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