Christmas is fast approaching, ski resorts are finally opening, and it’s the perfect opportunity to get your snowsport loving family, friends and lift buddies the perfect gift to put a smile on their face (and keep you off thin ice!).
So, what do you buy a skier for Christmas?
Whether they’re a seasoned skier, a newbie to the slopes, or pretty much just there for the après ski, we’re here to help!
You might even be looking to invest in some new ski gear just for you. You’re booked up on the 2019 ski trip of a lifetime – So, why not treat yourself at Christmas?!
Whoever you’re buying for, up your gifting game this season with our handy Christmas Gift Guide for Skiers.
We’ve put together a whole collection of Gifts for Skiers check it out here – Gifts For Skiers.
Small Gifts & Stocking Filler Ideas for Skiers
Skiing can be expensive so if you’re not looking to splurge on the big stuff there are plenty of smaller pieces that are equally as important on the slopes.
Ski Gloves are an absolute necessity and the perfect gift for any skier.
Check out our full collection of Ski Gloves & Mitts.
We’ve also written a great review of Hestra Gloves read it here – Hestra Gloves – Winter Warmers Top Pick
Likewise, keeping your head nice and warm in between runs helps you make the most of a full day on the snow.
Socks are a great stocking filler for everyone. Go that one step further and get them new Ski Socks.
Specifically designed for their needs, offering superior warmth and more shape and support than regular socks, a pair of Ski Socks are an ideal gift for any and all skiers this Christmas.
Check out our full range of Ski Socks from brands like Bridgedale and Smartwool.
If they use a GoPro on the mountains, it might be a good idea to get them some GoPro accessories.
We’ve got a whole range of mounts, clips and accessories perfect for any adrenaline junkies who like to capture the action on the ride down.
Shop the entire collection of gift ideas for skiers here.
Big Gifts for Skiers
If you’re looking to invest in the more expensive items for your skier, it might be a good idea to scope out what they are looking for in their equipment first.
Try be subtle if you don’t want to ruin the surprise but if you just have no clue it’s a good idea to ask them outright.
Our staff know their stuff when it comes to skiing so if you’re struggling, give us a call or an email, or pop into one of our ski equipment stores (Fort William, Aviemore, Glasgow & Middlesbrough) and they’ll be able to advise.
You can find our store finder here.
Beginner, intermediate or experienced pro – everyone knows it’s safety first on the slopes. But who says safe doesn’t mean stylish?!
There are many different styles and designs to choose from. Each offering a variety of features to help keep the rider warm, comfortable and most of all, safe.
We have a whole range of Ski Helmets from the likes of Salomon, Rossignol, Head and more.
Check out our full range of Ski Helmets.
Or check out our blog Top Five Ski Helmets For Winter 2019 [UPDATED]
Eye protection is a must when it comes to skiing. Ski goggles protect the eyes from the elements such as snow, wind and harmful UV rays. They also improve your vision and help you make the most of your mountain experience.
Goggles can have many varying components. Different fits offer different levels of comfort and support as well as a choice in lenses in a variety of colours and light filtering to give the rider better clarity. Goggles with ventilation stop them from fogging up when you start to work up a sweat.
In the meantime, check out our entire range of Ski Goggles.
Skis, Bindings & Boots
You can’t ski without… Skis.
If you really want to splash out on their gift this Christmas take a look at our range of Skis, Bindings and Ski Boots. Some of our skis come in a package with bindings too, easy!
There are many different features specific to the riders needs so you will need to find out exactly what they’re looking for first. Everything is designed with skill level in mind, even down to the size you select so if you’re new to the sport or you’re not quite sure it might be a good idea to get some advice before you invest.
Need helping with buying ski boots, check out our blog – Ski Boot Buying Guide to answer all your questions!
A good Ski Jacket is a must-have on the slopes and another great gift idea. Look for warmth, waterproofing, breathability and freedom of movement. The right jacket will make a statement on the slopes and keep the wearer protected from the elements.
Ski Jackets can also have additional features such as snow skirts, goggle and ski pass pockets, to name but a few. So don’t be afraid to have a look at what there is to offer.
We have ski jackets available in a whole range of colours from a variety of brands including The North Face, Salomon, Columbia and more.
Here are a few of our top picks…
The North Face Men’s Descendit Ski Jacket – £230
Made from over 50% recycled material this jacket is designed to keep you warm, dry, and carefree on the slopes.
Additional features include: helmet compatible hood, snap-away powder skirt and an internal goggle pocket.
Salomon Weekend+ Women’s Ski Jacket – £375
Contoured fit with MotionFit technology for optimum freedom of movement, this jacket offers full weather protection even in the harshest conditions.
Additional features include: powder skirt, a mesh goggle pocket and a soft chin guard.
Ski Gifts for Kids
There’s nothing more fun for kid’s than playing in the snow. So why not introduce them to skiing – and it can be fun for the whole family.
If they’re already a pro on the mountains then some new Ski Gear could be the perfect gift.
Bright and colourful helmets and goggles to keep them safe, jackets and salopettes to protect them from the elements and a whole lot of other accessories and stocking fillers ideas for your little star of the slopes.
Check out our collection of Ski Accessories for Kids and watch their faces light up on Christmas morning.
And don’t forget to read our – Guide To Buying Kids Ski Wear.