Top gifts for skiers, snowboarders + mountain lovers
If your loved ones are anything like us, obsessed with the mountains, there's never a wrong time to give them a fitting gift. So we've put together a list of some of our, all year round, favourite gifts for skiers, snowboarders and mountain lovers including a few Powderhound essentials, of course !
Powderhound Alphabet Ski Mug
Powderhound's very own bestseller. The perfect addition to every skier and snowboarders' home. Beautifully and cleverly illustrated by artist Natasha Durlacher. Miniature skiers and boarders spell out each letter of the alphabet on both sides of a fine bone china mug exquisitely crafted and decorated by hand in Stoke on Trent.
Around the World in 50 Slopes
The amazing history behind the best ski trails in the world.
Veteran ski journalist Patrick Thorne has unearthed the incredible stories behind 50 unique runs from the utterly unmissable to the totally unexpected. Discover the two different Alpine ski areas who claim to be Hannibal's route through the mountains with his elephants; the debate around what is really the world's steepest slope; how smugglers have used ski runs to escape custom patrol; and why hundreds of skiers dress as witches at Belalp in Switzerland every year.
Features skiing from across Europe, North America and South America, as well as fascinating global ski destinations including China, Iran and even North Korea. Along the way we'll meet Franz Klammer, the greatest ski racer in history, as well as The Beatles, Count Dracula, St Patrick and James Bond. Complimented with practical information and trail maps, it is the perfect gift for the skier in your life.
Alta Wireless Bluetooth Helmet Drop In Headphones
No more digging for you phone or taking off your helmet to make a call. Simply press the right button twice to activate Siri or Google Voice to make a call or change your playlist using the built in microphone.
UNIVERSALLY COMPATIBLE - Works with most audio ready helmet brands including Wildhorn (Checkout out our Drift helmet!), Smith, Poc, K2, Giro, Bolle, Anon, Burton and others. Just make sure your earpads are audio compatible and the Alta speakers will drop right in.
INTUITIVE DESIGN - Designed in Utah by skiers and snowboarders that wanted a hassle free premium audio experience. You will never have to remove your phone from whichever coat pocket it's hiding in again.
Rechargeable Hand Warmers With Powerbank
Hand warmers are perfect gift for mountain lovers in winter. It not only can warm your hands, but also can charge your mobile phone when you need.
Milo Action Communicator
Milo revolutionizes the way we communicate on outdoor adventures. Forget about push-to-talk walkietalkies that only allow one person at a time to speak. Milo lets you and your friends enjoy hands-free group voice chat while on the move. No phones or Wi-Fi needed. Milo creates its own secure MiloNet™ mesh network so that everybody in the group can share the moment, in the moment.
Biscuiteers Apres Ski Biscuit Tin
Indulge in some apres ski with these beautifully hand made gingerbread biscuits by the amazing London based Biscuiteers. Hit the slopes with delicately hand-iced skis and ski poles, warm up with a bobble hat and hot chocolate, before kicking off the ski boots in our cosy chalet. Almost too good to eat but nevertheless a brilliant gift for the ski mad friend, host or family member.
Ski Weekend Voucher
Treat your loved one to a tailor made weekend in the mountains organised by the people at Ski Weekend, founded in 1987 by Gavin Foster & Sue Greenslade. Aware that busy people might only be able to snatch a few days away at a time their concept was simple – find awesome ski resorts as close as possible to major international airports and offer short breaks on the snow for keen skiers.
So there you have it! Our list of our favourite gifts for skiers and snowboarders . We hope this list has helped make your ski gift shopping a little bit easier and a lot more fun.
For more ideas check out the Powderhound website.