The Best Holiday Gifts for Skiers in 2022

The Avant Ski Team has shared our favorite ideas for the skier or rider on your shopping list. We’ve included gifts priced as low as $20 along with our favorite ways to get stoked for the season, top picks for essential gear, best ideas to stay warm, new ways to track your stats, upgrade your tech, and tools to recover.

These items were independently chosen by The Avant Ski Contributors. Avant Ski LLC may earn a commission on purchases through these links.

Get Stoked

Powder: The Greatest Ski Runs on the Plant. Amp up the stoke and find scenic ski runs to inspire you all year round. Powder. The Greatest Ski Runs on the Planet covers the most impressive, thrilling scenic runs around the world. From classics in Whistler, Jackson Hole and Chamonix to further afield in the Himalayas and Russia. Perfect for striking up a conversation, trip planning and discovering new resorts.

A jigsaw puzzle of your favorite ski resort. There’s no better way to become intimately familiar with the trail map while getting excited to make some turns. Collect them all with Park City, Vail, Killington, Mount Snow, Keystone, and Breckenridge. Or get in the spirit with Gray Malin's holiday ski scenes or White Mountain's logo collage.

Ski Carrier. Keep your hands free with Volk's sleek, easy strap and pole carrier. Seamlessly go from the slopes to après, to your lodging with jealous onlookers wondering where you got so lucky. These come in packs of two.


Protecting Your Extremities

Goggles. For the wildest field of view and sharpest optics, the Smith MAG + ChromaPop are hard to beat. The MAG lens change system uses magnets for the easiest way to swap lenses. Lenses and bands come in a variety of fun colors.

Helmet. For the ultimate combination of style, fit and function we recommend the Vantage Helmet, easily combinable with any of the MAG goggles.

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Performance Balaclavas. The Turtlefur Active Performance Balaclava fits well, stays in place, and offers UPF 50+ protection. One size fits all adults. Also available in youth size!

Mittens. Hestra makes some of our favorite mittens. Pricey, but very durable. We’ve used the same pair for 5 seasons. These come in fun colors in women's and men's sizes. We've never had a bad day in these, even when it’s below 0º with winds 20 mph. For extra protection, try adding Hestra's rechargeable heated liners, available in gloves or mittens.


Staying Warm

Do-It-All Jackets. Flylow has made big updates this season and introduced several new lines built specifically for each type of skiing. For pure versatility, we love the "Deeper" line - featuring jackets and pants made to crush days at the resort and beyond. Check out the Albert (men's) and Avery (women's) jackets. Both feature Flylow's new, proprietary Greenloft recycled insulation – warm enough for the harshest days, yet breathable enough to tackle a boot pack .

Pants For Every Condition. Flylow also makes some of the best pants on the market – and we love us some bibs! These pants offer maximum protection from the elements, while remaining comfortable, lightweight, and breathable. Plus you get an extra pocket or two, which is always handy! The Baker Bib (men's) and Foxy Bib (women's) are two cult favorites among skiers and riders alike.

The Warmest Jacket for the Coldest Days. Stand up to the elements with Helly Hansen's Alpha 3.0 (men's) and Verbier Infinity (women's) LifaLoft insulated jackets. Helly Hansen has taken their most popular jackets (worn by the Swedish ski team) and added their Lifa Infinity insulation, an innovative material offering maximum heat retention, though still lightweight and easy to pack. Extra features abound, including Air Force Ventilation and a LIFE POCKET+™ to keep your phone battery alive in cold, a ski pass pocket and a goggle shammy.

Most versatile jacket. The Arc'teryx Atom Insulated Hoodie is warm, lightweight and breathable. Designed with Coreloft™ Compact 60 insulation this is the perfect jacket for all of your adventures. Wear it alone or layer on a cold day, you won't want to travel with anything else.