The 25 best Christmas gifts for skiers and snowboarders

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Up your gifting game this festive season with The Telegraph’s pick of the best presents for skiers and snowboarders. 

From make-a-statement investments to handy stocking fillers, whether you’re preparing to hit the slopes this winter or planning your once-in-a-lifetime trip, put a smile on your chairlift buddy’s face this Christmas with these top gifts.

For him

Helly Hansen Elevation Infinity Shell Jacket, £650

Live life to the extreme and save the planet at the same time with Helly Hansen’s Lifa Infinity Pro collection, which features the brand’s ground-breaking new fabric technology

elevation infinity

Made without adding any chemicals, an industry first // Can be washed, without ever needing to be retreated // Lightweight shell offers superior waterproofing, windproofing and breathability // 75 per cent less water used in production // Recyclable and extremely durable fabric // LIFE pocket, which prevents phone battery from draining in the cold // Hand-warming pockets // Sealed seams // Pit zips //  Hi-vis hood brim to make sure you’re seen when the weather closes in // ISPO 2020 gold award winner and voted best hardshell jacket 
hellyhansen.com

T-lab Bar Suisse 10 t-shirt, £29

To celebrate its 10th anniversary the British t-shirt brand has launched an anniversary collection that adds a classic twist to your apres style

t-lab suisse

Bar Suisse design was one of T-Lab’s original six t-shirts when it launched in 2010 // Inspired by eclectic graphics used to decorate apres bars in Europe it is one of its most successful designs to date // Features a nod to the milestone birthday // Made from organic cotton // Not-too-tight classic fit // Sizes small, medium, large and XL // Also available with long sleeves (£34)  // Other new styles for this season include Ski Funday and Skistyle
t-lab.eu

Arcade Midnighter Adventure Belt, £20

Heavy-duty enough to last, light and comfy to wear – finally, a belt built for action sport fans

arcade belt


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Rubber mixed in with durable yarn makes it both strong and flexy // Buckle looks like metal but is made of strong, light moulded plastic // Water resistant and quick drying
arcadebelts.com

Saxx Underwear, from £25

There’s no better stocking filler… Ergonomically created pants with a patented internal mesh pouch that holds the jewels in perfect position

saxx boxers

For everyday wear Ultra comes in viscose with a hint of stretchy Spandex and a fetching snowball-fight print // Fuse is made from a soft, moisture-wicking polyester blend that suits on-slope action // Quick-drying, sober looking Kinetic is jersey mesh and offers gentle, targeted compression to help athletic performance plus a wider anti-roll waistband // All are made with nine panels of fabric for body-hugging fit // Internal mesh pouch prevents friction and lends support // Flatlock seams also reduce the likelihood of rubbing
cotswoldsoutdoor.com

For her

Dare2B Bejewel Jacket, £135

Bust any myths of ski jackets being dull and frumpy by adding some sparkle to your skiwear, with Dare2B’s new partnered with Swarovski

dare2b bejewel

Slinky satin fabric embellished with Swarovski crystals on the sleeves and collar // Metal-effect embellished zips // Detachable hood, with faux fur trim and velvet collar add to the fashion credentials // A decent level of waterproofing and breathability for functionality on the slopes // Polyester insulation for essential warmth // Lift pass pocket // Detachable snow skirt // Internal pocket with headphone port // Accompanying embellished Excite fleece (£25), slender-fit Bejewel ski pants (£67) and all-in-one Snowfall ski suit (£130) complete the glam winter wardrobe
dare2b.com

Arctic Ice Nomadic boots, £175

The latest addition to The Original Muck Boot Company’s winter range, the Nomadic will make sure you stay upright in style this season

nomadic boots

Waterproof fabric keeps feet dry // Adjustable lace-up front ensures a snug fit // Sporty casual style will fit right in at apres ski or a walk in the country // Thermal fleece lining and cushioned insole keeps feet warm and comfortable in cold climes // Vibram cold-weather sole ensure supreme grip on ice and snow // Handy pull-tab for easy on and off // Available in black, ‘moss’ green and orange
muckbootcompany.co.uk

Roxy Jetty Gloves, £50

Shake hands in style and up your eco credentials with Roxy’s new POP Snow collection 

roxy gloves

Repreve fabric is made from recycled plastic bottles // Plus recycled insulation to boosted eco cred // Withstands the worst weather thanks to DryFlight waterproofing technology // Funky graphics and colours make these a must for the style conscious // Waterproof faux-leather palm for extra grip // Touchscreen compatible index finger // Elasticated wrist strings mean you’ll never be left short handed
roxy-uk.co.uk

For adventurers

The North Face L3 50/50 Down jacket, £470

Move fast in the mountains without the need to keep changing layers, thanks to The North Face’s latest release developed by expert mountaineers 

tnf l3 50//50

Breathable 800-fill insulation delivers incredible insulation even when wet // Regulates body temperature, even in extreme cold // New industry-first construction combines a light upper breathable layer with a series of aluminized tubes filled with the weather-resistant down // Lightweight 500g // Design with extreme mountain expeditions in mind but functions as a great layer underneath a shell ski jacket // Helmet compatible hood // Pockets large enough to fit hands while wearing gloves // Adjustable hem cord to lock in heat // Stuff sack for easy storage // Multiple colours available, ‘flare’ orange, yellow and black // Unisex sizing // Awarded product of the year at ISPO 2020 
thenorthface.co.uk

Wed’ze FR100 Defense Backpack, £40 

Decathlon’s range of budget-friendly ski gear heads off piste with its first backpacks designed for and by freeriders

wedze backpack

Great for those wanting to head off-piste for the first time // Removable back protector for added protection if needed  // Pockets for avalanche shovel and probe // Quick-opening system allows for easy access in an emergency // 23 litres // Internal pockets for goggles and wallet // Straps to transport snowboard or skis when hiking // Slick design available in two colours // Wide neoprene waist strap // Height-adjustable chest strap with rescue whistle // FR500 model (£70) is waterproof and larger for those taking their off-piste adventures to the next level
decathlon.co.uk

Bern Macon 2.0 helmet, £90

Dive head first into your favourite sport this winter with the extra protection of this multi-activity helmet

bern helmet

One helmet that does it all, officially certified for both bike and snow sports // MIPS technology helps diffuse brain-damaging rotational movement when impact comes from an angle – the helmet’s outer shell slides over a low-friction inner layer // Lightweight shell comes in a variety of colours // EZ-Fit system automatically adjust every time you put it on // Multiple vents keep your head cool // Removable and lightweight foam liner is easy to wash to keep things fresh // Ear pads can be removed when the mercury starts to rise and things heat up
bernhelmets.com

For the tech-savvy

GoPro Hero 9 Black, £430

The latest action camera to take the ski world by storm will have you living life face-first and in slow motion this winter

gopro hero 9

Shoots cinema-worthy 5K video and crisp 20MP photographs // Front LCD screen for easy selfie-style filming // Never miss a shot with HindSight, which starts recording 30 seconds before you even press the shutter // Slow-motion recording // 30 per cent more battery life than previous models // Waterproof up to 10 metres // Timewarp feature captures mesmerizing time-lapse videos // Super smooth footage thanks to built-in stabilization // Compatible with new Max Lens, offering ultra-wide angle perspective // Includes 32GB SD card and case //  External microphones and lights also available 
gopro.com

Twelves South PlugBug Duo, £50

Travelling can be a drain your batteries – charge everything at once with this handy travel essential

plug bug

Work, edit, listen or watch your favourite series on the go without ever running low on battery // Charge your essentials in over 150 countries with the included five plug adaptors // Charge two USB devices at once // Also compatible with MacBook power adaptors for a third device twelvesouth.com

Kymira Sport infrared Fleece Gloves, £35

By the appliance of science these liners boost circulation to banish the pain of freezing fingers

kymira gloves

Kymira’s evidence-based infrared technology increases blood oxygenation and energy storage // This regulates hand temperature, relieves pain and helps dexterity // Smart-phone compatible fingers // Extra-long cuffs // Silicone-print grippy palms // Worn as a liner or on their own
kymirasport.com

For fashionistas

Yuki Threads Sherpa Fleece, €160

While many brands are sounding the eco-friendly siren to some degree, Yuki Threads goes the whole hog to make sure 100 per cent of its products do their bit to save the planet – your chance to dress green (not literally) from head to toe

yuki threads

Retro style crew-fit jumper is made from 100 per cent recycled fleece and polyester // DWR (durable water repellent) treated shoulder and chest panels help keep key areas dry if you get caught out in the snow between bars // Two pockets, with magnetic buttons, keep your valuables safe // Internal access hole for headphones //  Available in two colourways for the ultimate ‘his and hers’ look // For every product purchased Yuki Threads donates to the Eden Reforestation Project to help rebuild landscapes around the world // Free worldwide delivery on orders over $100
yukithreads.com

Oneskee Mark V one-piece suit, £349

Looks like a two piece, rocks the roomy comfort of a one piece, with no chance of snow down the pants – what’s not to like?

oneskee

The highest performance suit yet from Oneskee’s one-piece range // 20k waterproofing and breathability // Large underarm vents plus a two-way front zip give loads of airflow when it’s hot // Braces inside make it easy to go jacketless for cooler hiking or après styling // All seams sealed with tape // Phone pocket inside with headphone port // Men’s range comes in eye catching teal, tangerine, yellow and storm print options // Women’s version is part of three-time Olympic snowboarder Hannah Teter’s range in a quirky leopard print design // New Mark V Shell (£449) suit now also available for those who like to keep things cool
oneskee.com

McNair Ridge Heavyweight Riding Shirt, £375

Design from the Yorkshire-based merino wool experts, with capacious yet low-profile pockets 

mcnair shirt

Warm and weatherproof enough to wear as an outer jacket in most conditions // Handmade // Pockets fit a plus size iPhone, flap adds protection // Men’s and women’s versions // Made-to-measure service available
mcnairshirts.com

Stocking fillers

Mons Royale Tech Cushion Socks, £30

Say goodbye to sweaty socks and hello to extra comfort and warmth with a new pair from the merino specialists

mons royale socks

Sitting a little lower than other socks, these are nonetheless the perfect height for ski boots // Folded cuffs keep them in place // New tasty colours navy/orange (men) and blackberry/avocado (women) for this winter // Blend of synthetic yarns with 64 per cent merino wool for super-soft warmth // Merino wards off odours too // Medium-weight cushioning under the feet with lighter padding on the shins // Extra support over ankles and insteps // Mesh panels around the feet improve breathability // Seamless toes help prevent blisters
monsroyale.com

Ultimate Ski Adventures book, £20

Plan your post-pandemic bucket list with a guide to 100 epic experiences on snow, this season’s most inspiring coffee-table read

ultimate ski book

Author Alf Alderson explores everything from the world’s famous mega-resorts to small ski hills in far flung locations such as Georgia, Iceland and Russia // Something for everyone from piste bashers to backcountry adventurers // Stunning imagery from the world’s top photographers // Tales of Alderson’s personal experiences as a ski journalist with insight from industry experts // Also covers avalanche rescue techniques, snow science and the work of ski patrollers // Divided into chapters on Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, Scandinavia and the Rest of the World
All good book shops and amazon.co.uk

Wipeout face mask, £6.50

Add a fun twist to the new travel essential with a range of handmade ski-themed face masks

ski masks

Multiple design available, from the ‘Born To Ski’ design to more discrete mountain patterns // Cooling microfibre or cotton fabric // Children’s masks also available // Made by Julie Slaughter, who began production on her sewing machine from home in France // Wipeout also make piste maps out of lens cloth, for over 100 resorts in Europe
wipeoutstore.com

Powderhound Mug, £16

Add ski-themed satisfaction to every morning with these top-quality bone china mugs, designed and produced in the UK

ski mugs

Decoration courtesy of the photographer founders’ archive of ski shots // Four- or six-mug gift-boxed sets for £60/£96 // Part of a range that also includes bowls, plates, candles, washbags, tea towels and t-shirts
powderhound.london

Hydro Flask 21oz, £32

This double-walled stainless steel flask keeps slope beverages hot or cold and is easy to stash in a backpack, now with new colours and sizes available

hydro flasks

Drinks stay hot for six hours or cold for up to 24 hours // Available in wide or standard mouth size and with screw or sports cap // New colours includes stone, spearmint and hibiscus // Durable coating prevents moisture collecting outside // Capacity 621ml (21oz) // Weight 295g, height 224mm // Hand washable – dishwashing can damage the vaccum insulation and coating // Life-time warranty // Hyrdo Flask also does tumblers for wine and pint flasks for beer for all the thirsty aprés animals out there
hydroflask.com

Sidas Ski Boot Tractions, €30

Save your soles and enjoy skid-free strolling thanks to these canny rubber overshoes

sidas trackers

Crampon-style hole-and-screw adjuster for accurate fitting to different sized boots // Inner frame holds boots solidly // Studded for extra grip // Tapered toe shape makes walking easier
sidas.com

GogglesCover, £10

Extend the life of your precious goggle lenses with this soft cover – which handily enough can also be used to clean them too

goggle cover

Fits most adult goggles // Machine washable // Loads of eye-catching patterns, including resort scenes and country flags, as well as animals like this Snow Leopard // GogglesCover donates 20p from every sale via its website to Disability Snowsport UK
gogglescover.com

Best of the rest

Line In The Sky print, from £15

Bring the outdoors in and put your favourite mountain in pride of place with this simplistic wall art, made in the UK

line in the sky

Prints include Zermatt’s Matterhorn, Chamonix’s Mont Blanc and the ‘8,000er’ featuring the world’s tallest mountains, plus Great Britain’s most popular peaks // Created by Scotish-based designer and mountain lover Becca Rankine // Printed on thick, high-quality textured paper // Plotted walking route prints add a sense of adventure to your home // Custom and personalised prints available // Free UK delivery
etsy.com

Bollé Nevada Neo goggles, from £172

Bollé’s first eye protection with interchangeable magnetic lenses will have you seeing clearly this season, whatever the weather

bolle nevada neo

Easy-to-use latch in the centre of the frame releases the lens to adapt to changing conditions quickly // Comes with two magnetic lenses from the brand’s Phantom range // Vents direct airflow across the inner surface of the lens to ward off frustrating fogging // Phantom lenses feature tough scratch protection and anti-fog coating to ensure you can always see clearly // Triple-layer foam ensure a comfortable fit on your face // Upgraded design of the brand’s already popular Nevada goggles
bolle.com