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Don’t be stressed this gift-buying season. Why not? Because the skier in your life isn’t.

He’s calling in sick, hoarding credit card points and dreaming up escapades from Hokkaido to Zermatt. Yet for all his talk about ski equipment, epic days, and possible cat skiing trips, he’ll probably suffer from a common affliction: the inability to decide.

This makes your path clear. Be his superhero and decide for him. How, you ask? By using our state-of-the-art ski-buying matrix, born from algorithms doodled on ski lodge napkins, espresso-fueled graphic design hauls, and lots—we mean lots—of gear testing.

Shopping for the powder chasin’ rad dad? The Nordica Enforcer 110 will give him all the float and stability he needs. For the one-time gate-crasher turned all-mountain ripper, the Kastle MX99 breaks speed limits—but it’s also way more fun than those old GS skis. Freeride skiers looking to break into alpine touring will love the powder performance and versatility of the Icelantic Natural 101.

 

Best Gifts for Skiers: Let’s Start with Skis

You name the skier type and style, and we’ll tell you the ski.

best gifts for skiers

Rossignol Experience 84 Ai

Rossignol Smash 7

Faction Candide 2.0

Armada Tracer 98

Stockli Stormrider 88

Volkl Mantra M5

Nordica Enforcer 110

Rossignol Sky 7 HD

Stockli Laser AX

Kastle MX99

Volkl Confession

Blizzard Zero G 108

Blizzard Rustler 9

Black Crows Atris

Moment Wildcat

Icelantic Natural 101

 

Best Gifts for Skiers: Skiwear and Accessories

Not all ski clothing is created equal. And it’s certainly not all made for the same application. Your brother may love his ski outfit—the rad jacket, perfectly worn out pants, the tattered gloves—but he probably needs a stylish shacket (yes, shirt plus jacket) to clean up for the après scene. And even that crazy in-law who makes you pull your hair out every Thanksgiving might lighten up with a warm drink and a Wilderness Mug in hand.

best gifts for skiers

1. Descente Swiss Ski Team Jacket

2. Strafe Nomad Jacket

3. Obermeyer Carson Down Vest

4. Obermeyer Foundation Jacket

5. Houdini Purpose Ski Pants

6. Flylow Baker Bibs

7. Kuhl Klash Pants

8. Descente Swiss Pants

9. Kuhl Firefly

10. Arc’teryx Atom LT Hoody

11. Strafe Alpha Shirt Jacket

12. Houdini Power Houdi

13. Hestra Fall Line Gloves

14. Arc’teryx Alpha SK 32 Backpack

15. Powder7 Wilderness Mug

16. Le Bent Le Definitive Balaclava

 

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