The holiday season is finally here!
If you know a keen skier who is lucky enough to be heading to the Alps this ski season, you may be looking to buy them a ski-related gift.
To try and help in the mad rush of shopping, we’ve put together our list of the top Christmas Gifts for skiers and winter-sports enthusiasts.
A hat with a sense of humour
Hats don’t have to be boring! Surprise a skiing enthusiast with a stylish or funny hat that will catch everyone’s eye.
Hats also double-up as being practical! It’s important to keep warm, even during après-ski!
With many options around, you’re sure to find a hat to suit even the most fashion-conscious skier.
Funny helmet covers
For those looking to take funny hats a step further, perhaps try comical helmet covers.
Perfect for those who want to stand out on the slopes, or for themed après-ski, helmet covers are sure to get a laugh out of your skiing enthusiast.
For a wide range of funny helmet covers, from ears to wigs, we recommend HelmetHeads.
Personalised hip flasks
Many winter sports fans are equally keen on the après-ski!
While we would never condone drinking on the slopes, a great present for a skiing enthusiast is a personalised hip flask.
Our personal favourite is a hip flask from the Alphabet Gift Shop, which plays with the term ‘piste’. It’s sure to be appreciated by a skiing fanatic!
Posters and maps
Posters and maps make for great decor.
If you’re struggling to buy for a skiing enthusiast, we suggest getting them a map of the Alps.
Alternatively, consider posters or prints of a beautiful Alpine view- so a keen skier can admire the Alps all year round.
We recommend a map of the French Alps from Frozen Underground, which links together all the resorts and airports. It’s sure to get any skier in the mood for the slopes!
Fitness and activity trackers
If you know someone with a passion for winter sports, it’s likely they’ll be looking to constantly improve their technique.
Activity trackers are highly useful in skiing as they monitor heart-rate and calculate muscle mass percentage.
TomTom offer a wide range of fitness trackers that are sure to suit any keen skier!
Stylish ski goggles
While not known as a fashion-staple, goggles are a must-have on the slopes. They are just as important as wearing the correct footwear!
If you struggling to find a pair that you like, we recommend Snow and Rock for a wide range of stylish eye-wear.
Ski clothes are the ultimate gift for a skiing enthusiast!
From jackets to thermals, there are many items a skier needs to be ready for the slopes. It’s possible to stay stylish and warm!
Patagonia offer a wide range of ski wear, sure to please all winter sports fanatics.
Ski socks for extra comfort
While everyone hated receiving socks as a child- as an adult, socks are a welcomed gift.
Comfortable socks are a must-have if you’re going skiing!
We recommend Bridgedale Vertige midweight ski socks for all ski enthusiasts. They come with a three year guarantee that should allow you to rack up plenty of piste miles!
Insulated drinks flask
Sadly, two experiences that greet every skier year after year are queuing and tepid hot drinks.
To avoid this, consider getting a ski enthusiast an insulated flask- allowing them to escape the queues for hot drinks!
We recommend the brand Hydro Flask, whose self-proclaimed mission is “to save the world from lukewarm”.
Ski service kit
Those who own their own skis may be grateful for a ski service kit.
Butta is a company producing eco-friendly wax for the ski and surf markets. Their service kit comes in a stylish tin and includes everything a skier will need to slide smoothly down the slopes.
Action cameras are unlike any other kind of camera.
They’re designed to attach to helmets and other objects, so skiers can record their achievements. They’re small and tough, with a lens that captures the world in high-definition. Some of stunts that skiers have captured are truly mind-blowing!
Winter sports enthusiasts can choose from a range of perspectives, such as wide-angle or fish-eye. A perfect gift for an adrenaline junkie!
Popular for action cameras is GoPro, whose products are famous within many extreme sports communities.
The best gift for a ski enthusiast is a ski transfer! Here at Alps2Alps, we are passionate about providing an affordable, reliable service. That’s why we offer transfers two and from all the popular resorts in the Alps. Find out more about how to book here.