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Even if you’re a skier, buying gifts for other skiers may not be as easy as you’d think. If you’re not, say no more—we’re here to help.

Dad said he’ll finally retire that 25-year jacket, but what should you replace it with? Your aunt gets after it with her Ikon Pass, but what goggles would she like? Your niece is just getting into skiing and you want to fuel her budding passion.

Presenting the ultimate gift guide, with ideas for every type of skier in your life.

Casual Cruisers

best gifts for skiers
Left to right: Hestra Fall Line, Black Crows Vertis, Black Crows Meta Pole, Hestra Fall Line, Black Crows Meta Pole, Black Crows Vertis Birdie

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Black Crows Meta Pole

“If you find yourself wandering through the ski racks at lunch looking for your gear, here is the solution. I recommend the green or yellow for maximum enhancement.” -Blake

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Hestra Fall Line Gloves

“The Hestra Fall Line glove is the last one you will ever need!” -Zack

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Black Crows Vertis

“If I were a cruiser, this would absolutely be my ski.” -Chad

Black Crows Vertis Birdie

“Quick and precise, the Vertis is at home both ripping groomers and turning in tight spaces.” -Emily

 

Rad Dads and Ski Mamas

best gifts for skiers
Left to right: Dakine Boot Locker 69L, Obermeyer Cosima Down, Nordica Santa Ana 100, Descente Regal, Dakine Boot Locker 69L, Volkl Mantra M5.

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Dakine Boot Locker 69L

“It fits everything I need for a long ski trip: outerwear, baselayers, helmet, goggles, whiskey, socks, boots, gloves, and whiskey.” -Justin

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Descente Regal

“It’s comfy. It fits well. And it’s warm. This is a nice jacket.” -Brian

Obermeyer Cosima Down

“A unique combination of down and synthetic insulation provides extra warmth in the areas you need it and reduces the amount of bulky, heavy fabric to give you a flattering fit.” -Lauren

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Nordica Santa Ana 100

“A perennial favorite here at Powder7, it is simply one of the best one-ski-quivers on the market.” -Mia

Volkl Mantra M5

“The M5 became one of our very favorite do-everything Colorado skis here in the shop and came with us for all but the deepest days last winter.” -Justin

 

Powder Chasers

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Left to right: Flylow Baker Bib, Atomic Bent Chetler 120, Dakine Heli pack, Black Crows Atris Birdie, Arc’teryx Sentinel AR, Salomon QST 30.

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Dakine Heli Pro 20L Backpack

“The middle child of Dakine’s Heli Pro packs, this 20L pack is ready to tackle the backcountry.” -Lauren

Salomon QST 30 Backpack

“The QST 30 is ideal for all-day ski touring or fast assaults to freeski lines.” -Morgan

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Flylow Baker Bib

“This is the people’s bib!” -Sam

Arc’teryx Sentinel AR

“The Sentinel AR optimizes performance in all kinds of terrain, weather, and activities.” -Morgan

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Atomic Bent Chetler 120

“If there’s one ski that embodies the freeride powder skiing revolution in 2020, it may just be the Bent Chetler 120.” -Matt

Black Crows Atris Birdie

“This ski floats exceptionally well in powder, is super easy to turn, and beckons to go fast.” -Kenzie

 

Weekenders

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Left to right: Salomon QST 99, Pret Cynic X, Giro Contact, Blizzard Sheeva 10, Dragon X2s, Smith Vantage MIPS women’s.

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Pret Cynic X helmet

“Safe, lightweight, and stylish in a package that wont break the bank, the Cynic X is a go to for smart skiers everywhere.” -Cody

Smith Vantage MIPS helmet

“With all this technology to add comfort and safety to your days on the hill, it is a no-brainer that this helmet is one of the best in the industry.” -Kelly

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Giro Contact goggles

“I love these goggles. They fit cozy, and the Vivid lenses are sweet.” -Matt

Dragon X2s goggles

“Loaded with all the same features as the X2, the X2s is prefect for a smaller face and helmet size.” -Mia

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Salomon QST 99

“Testers agree that it is one of the most versatile skis in the game, equally slanted toward advancing intermediates as expert skiers.” -Matt

Blizzard Sheeva 10

“It’s the perfect balance of business and casual—like wearing dress pants with a Hawaiian shirt, everybody wins.” -Mia

 

Adventure Skiers

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Left to right: Salomon Shift, Arc’teryx Atom LT, BCA T3 Rescue Package, Arc’teryx Atom LT, Black Crows Navis Freebird.

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Arc’teryx Atom LT Hoody (men’s) / (women’s)

“This is probably my number 1, go-to jacket for fall through spring. It perfectly blends breathability, warmth, and comfort making it an ideal piece for a variety of weather conditions and temperatures.” -Cara

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BCA T3 Rescue Package

“The T3 Avalanche Rescue package is a smart purchase for those looking to gear up for their first backcountry experience, or experienced backcountry travelers wanting to replace their old outdated equipment.” -Chad

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Black Crows Navis Freebird

“If you’re looking for a ski that navigates its way uphill like a mountain goat but still charges downhill then you’re in the right place.” -Cara

Salomon Shift

“To this point, it’s the Holy Grail of ski bindings. Full-on resort and backcountry performance all in one.” -Matt

 

Après Lovers

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Left to right: Fjallraven Nuuk Parka, Patagonia Los Gatos Vest, Astis Stuhlmann, Full Tilt Après Booties, Norrona Tamok, Houdini Power Houdi.

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Astis gloves

“Astis leather mittens are hand-sewn in the USA from high-quality light tan suede leather with hand-stitched beadwork on the gauntlet and lined with Polartec Thermal Pro High Loft insulation. They’re the ultimate après piece.” -Morgan

Full Tilt Après Booties

“A combination of warm and comfy Intuition liners with a durable grip sole make this boot a party on the top, but all business on the bottom. So go ahead and treat yourself to some Apres Booties and start strutting with confidence in any après situation.” -Mia

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Patagonia Los Gatos vest

“With soft, deep-pile polyester fleece, the Los Gatos vest has a luxurious look and snuggly feel.” -Lauren

Houdini Power Houdi jacket (men’s)

“From experience, we can tell you you won’t want to take the Power Houdi off once you put it on.” -Andrew

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Fjallraven Nuuk Parka

“Whether you’re on vacation or call the mountains home, going out on the town is a big part of ski culture. When we head out, we need a jacket that’s both warm and fashionable. The Nuuk Parka has you covered.” -Lauren

Norrona Tamok insulated jacket

“The stand-out tamok Insulated Jacket is a hybrid insulation piece for powder riders who are not willing to compromise on looks or functional freeride performance.” -Lauren

 

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