Nobody gets the rush of snow quite like skiers and snowboarders. Whether they’re cheating gravity on the slopes or trading piste stories at the lodge, these thrill-seeking powder chasers need gear that’s game for anything. Here are our best suggestions for gifts we know snow-obsessed folks will dig.
Burton Board Wall Mounts
Their boards are works of art—so treat them like one. After a long weekend at the slopes, when the car’s been unpacked and you’ve thawed out on the couch, these mounts keep a reminder of the beautiful, thrill-packed snow days a glance away.
Featuring a 3-point mounting system that fits any snowboard, the Burton board wall mounts secure a plank to most surfaces. This not only helps save considerable closet space, it lets your boarder display their snow passion as home decor.
For the person who’s MIA any day there’s snow on the slopes, consider this simple gift that will elevate their passion to pro status. Click here for more info.
Men’s Giro Nine MIPS Snow Helmet
Snowsports are no walk in the park; they’re way more fun than those! But with the downhill thrills come considerations for safety.
That’s where you come in. This year, gift a powder-obsessed person in your life the redesigned Nine snow helmet from Giro. This stylish helmet features MIPS technology, which helps reduce rotational forces if the helmet gets hit at an angle.
The Nine helmet can fit noggins and goggles of different shapes thanks to its internal height adjustment. Additionally, the thermostat venting controls allow custom breathability to keep cool heads.
Women’s Sorel Tivoli II Mid Snow Boots
This holiday, keep her warm from head to toe, with emphasis on the toes. Lace her up 6.5″ of magic with Sorel Tivoli II boots.
The waterproof suede leather uppers are lined with 100g insulation, boosted by the removable molded EVA footbeds topped with lush, ultra-warm microfleece.
These boots will keep her feet comfy down to -20 degrees Fahrenheit, perfect for icy morning walks on snowy sidewalks or enjoying snow days with the kids.
The North Face ThermoBall Full-Zip Jacket
Pull on some serious warmth with a jacket that’s game for anything.
Meet the ThermoBall Full-Zip Jacket, the season’s most versatile jacket to stay perfectly warm from slope to cabin.
Though stylish, this jacket is no joke. The North Face team athletes thoroughly tested these during a summit trip on Denali and Mount Meru. They loved them. Your loved ones will too.
With a durable water repellent finish on its shell to help shed drizzle and sleet, this jacket is ready for its debut on the snowy stage. The highly compressible ThermoBall synthetic insulation is as warm and compressible as 600-fill-power goose down and packs into its own pocket; it’s like it has its own wrapping paper.
Available for both men and women.
Yakima Carbonite Skybox
For the social camper or powder shredder in your life, hook them up with the Yakima SkyBox 16 Carbonite Cargo Roof Box.
Ideal for hauling gear for up to three people, the SkyBox Cargo Roof Box will fit snowboards and skis up to 180cm long, meaning more room for more friends in the car (shotgun!).
The dimpled texture lid reduces drag, resulting in less noise and more stability, while SuperLatch ™ security ensures the lid is secured to its base to keep gear safe.
Men’s Patagonia Snowshot Jacket
For snowsports lovers, this jacket does the most. Designed for freeriding mobility, the waterproof, breathable Snowshot lets riders slip through the season’s highs and lows in total comfort.
Warm inside and out. On the outside is a durable water repellent finish that keeps the outer layer from getting saturated. On the inside is a mesh lining that wicks away sweats and glides smoothly over layers.
And you better believe this Snowshot jacket has zippered features galore: pit zips for quick venting, zippered chest pockets with media pocket and cable routing and zippered hand warmer pockets with soft brushed lining to start. Click here for more info.
Outdoor Tech Wired Chips Universal Helmet Audio System
A powder day deserves an epic soundtrack. Keep the good tunes pumping with the Wired Chips audio system that fit into any ski or snowboard helmet containing an audio liner, like Bern, Giro, Smith, Anon, PRO-TEC, Bolle and others. Nothing elevates a beautiful day on the slopes like your favorite playlist.
With the Wired Chips system, glove-friendly inline controls and mic will allow them to mute, crank tunes and answer calls without ever removing their helmet or gloves. The housing enhances in-helmet acoustics, creating a great hi-fi experience.
Comes with a carry pouch, user manual and stickers. Click here for more info.
Women’s The North Face Akani ThermoBall 3-in-1 Jacket
The last jacket she may ever need. The Akani ThermoBall Triclimate is an extremely versatile 3-in-1 jacket that adds functional, fast and feminine style to any snow lovers’ wardrobe.
A waterproof, breathable HyVent® 2-layer shell jacket houses the removable ThermoBall insulated liner jacket, maximizing usability and comfort in one fell and stylish swoop. Complete with a removable hood, wrist-accessory pocket with goggles cloth, snap-down powder skirt with gripper elastic, and tons more, this is a jacket set to please from lodge to slope.
And yes, it’s warm. The highly compressible ThermoBall is as warm as 600-fill-power goose down, yet insulates even when wet. The liner is filled with ThermoBall polyester that traps warm air while softly conforming to her body’s shape. Available in black or dramatic plum.
GoPro Hero4 Session
The latest cam in GoPro’s line is the super compact Hero4 Session, packing the power of a full-size GoPro camera into their smallest, lightest and most convenient one yet.
Help them never forget their favorite snow day moments on the slopes. The Session ensures that any snow-lover can document every white room, perfect turn or all-around good time in stunning HD, ready to share with their friends on social media.
The rugged cam can take a tumble, so any adventurous thrill seeker on your list can trust the Session on his or her next action-packed outing to capture every second without worry.
(Tip: The accessories make for great stocking stuffers!)
Need a little more inspiration? See REI’s full list of gift ideas