Top gifts for skiers, snowboarders + mountain lovers
Obsessed with the mountains? If your loved ones are anything like us, there's never a wrong time to give them a fitting gift. We've put together a list of some of our, all year round, best gifts for skiers, snowboarders and mountain lovers including a few Powderhound essentials, of course!
Powderhound's very own bestseller. The perfect addition to every skier and snowboarders' home. Featuring beautifully hand painted illustrations by artist Natasha Durlacher, with miniature skiers and boarders spelling out each letter of the alphabet on a double sided fine bone china mug. Exquisitely crafted by hand in Stoke on Trent.
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. Complemented with practical information and trail maps, it is the perfect gift for the skier in your life.
No more digging for your 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 ear pads 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 with this thoughtful gift.
For the chilly days. Hand warmers are a perfect gift for the alpine adventures or in winter in general. Not only can they warm your hands, but they can also charge your mobile phone when you need it.
Milo revolutionises the way we communicate on outdoor adventures. Forget about push-to-talk walkie talkies 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. It's also water resistant.
Everybody knows that ski apparel can be difficult to gift, especially for size-dependent things like ski pants - that's why we've made it super easy to shop for casual après ski apparel with our Powderhound shirts. Rep your love for mountains and skiing with these classic, fun-loving designs - available in all sizes.
Shop our collection of long and short-sleeve designs, made with soft 100% organic cotton that gives them a comfortable fit to complement your style. Perfect for a cosy winter day or take them with you on your next mountain adventure.
Indulge in some apres ski with these beautifully handmade 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.
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. Keen to get started on your first ski trip with Ski Weekend? Grab your ski gear ready to go.
The only right pair of socks anyone will need. Let the skiers in your lives show their love for the winter sport by donning a pair of stylish patterned ski socks. The perfect addition to any skier's wardrobe, these soft and comfortable socks are sure to keep your feet warm from soggy boots, even on the coldest days!
Our beautiful fine bone china candles are made in England and hand poured with a soy-based wax. The candle will gently perfume the room with the subtle scent of Egyptian cotton. The joyful figures of skiers, beautifully illustrated and designed by Natasha will bring back memories of holidays past, cosying up to loved ones by the fire and sharing quality times with friends and family.
Not sure what to get a skier? How about our best-selling Powderhound snood? It’s the perfect gift to keep skiers' and snowboarders' neck and face warm in the cold winter weather. Soft and comfortable, our choice of 4 designs feature playful illustrations of skiing figures and are made from stretchable fabric with a black fleece lining to help keep you warm and snug. Our snoods are unisex and machine washable. Whether you're in the mountains or in the city, you can look stylish and stay warm with a Powderhound Snood.
Shop Powderhound for the best ski gifts for mountain lovers
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, and don't forget to spread the mountain love. Hopefully these gifts can even bring back the cherished memories and spark the same excitement you felt on your first trip.
For more ideas check out the Powderhound website.