We don’t tend to jump on the Christmas bandwagon very often. But having missed a season we are over keen and thought ‘what the heck’ lets pull together an ultimate skiers Christmas list 2021. So if you want to know what to buy a skier this winter, the below wish list is a good place to start!
While the rest of the northern hemisphere population is dreading winter, skiers are busy planning their favourite time of year. And the perfect way to get in their good books is to butter them up at Christmas with a ski related gift.
If you know nothing of the sport yourself, or do but want some suggestions, the ultimate skiers Christmas list 2021 below is a good place to begin. Prices range from £10 to a few grand – so there is something for all budgets!
Before you start shopping please consider if you need the product. We all need to do our part to help the environment and blindly buying new gear each season does not help. So look into fixing up old gear, repurposing a bit of unused kit and carefully consider whether your equipment needs replacing at all.
An après ski essential for long lunches in the sunshine. The Summit Sunglasses from dewerstone come with hand-made maple wood frames. The high quality 100% UV protection polarized lenses look after your eyes, reducing glare and fatigue.
Through 1% for the Planet, dewerstone commit 1% of their annual revenue directly to non-profit environmental action groups. All dewerstone’s products are Climate Neutral Certified and for every product they manufacture they plant a tree.
The Summit sunglasses are available to buy online at www.dewerstone.com RRP £59.95.
Every skier and snowboarder needs good quality baselayers. As the closest layer to your skin they remove sweat and help to regulate your temperature. Ultimately, they are key to keeping you warm, dry and comfortable – so they are the perfect gift to buy a skier this winter.
The Snuggle by DOPE is, as the name implies, is super snuggly. The stretchy and cosy poly-spandex material wicks moisture away from the skin. It is smooth on the outside and has a soft brushed inner that’s comfy all day long. With nine women’s styles and eight men’s colours your sure to find something you like.
Baselayer tops cost from £46 and bottoms £37. Find out more and buy online at dopesnow.com.
Pelotan is a ‘once-a-day’, water and sweat resistant sun protection brand offering up to eight hours of protection at SPF 30. Now launching into the wintersports market for the 2021-22 season, Pelotan is currently the official sun protection supplier of British Triathlon and British Cycling.
Pelotan is an alcohol-based product which is a no-mess, clear, quickly absorbed, lightweight and breathable. No more having to remove ski gloves to apply sun protection. Get a full day on the slopes without risking skin damage. Well worth an inclusion on the ultimate skiers Christmas list 2021.
Pelotan is available online at www.pelotan.cc – 200ml spray £20 and 50ml Roll on £10
Stay warm on and off the slopes with the ‘Strike’ unisex beanie. It is fleece lined and whether exploring home or overseas, it will keep cold heads warm. If you want to know what to buy a skier this winter a woolly hat is always a good option.
As with the sunglasses from dewerstone, through 1% for the Planet, they commit 1% of their annual revenue directly to non-profit environmental action groups. All dewerstone’s products are Climate Neutral Certified and for every product they manufacture they plant a tree.
The Strike Beanie is available to buy online at www.dewerstone.com RRP £19.95.
The ultimate skiers Christmas list 2021 would not be complete without recommending some goggles. The Montec Scope goggles come in two sizes and nine colours offering 100% UVA and UVB protection. Even better the straps and lenses are easily interchangeable to customise your look.
The dual layer flat lenses have a scratch resistant treatment for longevity. Plus the Scope goggles have a flexible TPU frame and use triple layer foam for safety, fit and all day comfort. And with seven interchangeable lens options you can ride in everything from a bluebird conditions to a whiteout.
The RRP of the Montec Scope goggles is £103. Find out more and buy direct at montecwear.com.
The Men’s Off Piste are an all-Mountain, short cuff gloves made from soft leather. They are a favourite for their styling and warmth. With Thermoplus 4000 and Primaloft® insulation they’ll keep you warm down to -22°C . Cost £150.
The women’s Iris is a super soft leather which is elegant and sporty at the same time. With Primaloft® padding and membrane your hands will stay warm and dry. Cost £95
Buy Level Gloves online at www.levelgloves.com. Also available across the UK at all good ski shops.
Gore-Tex has long been the material of choice for serious skiers. The hardwearing and versatile Beta SV Bib is created for severe mountain conditions. It comes in both women’s and men’s fits using the most durable, waterproof, windproof and breathable protection in the Gore-Tex range.
For convenience these pants have fully separating WaterTight™ two-way zippers. These give you a drop seat option and easy removal over boots and crampons. These salopettes won’t let you down in the harshest of conditions. They’d make a great present for a skier this Christmas.
Men’s and women’s versions cost £500. Find out more at: www.arcteryx.com
Using LIFA® fibers, Helly Hansen have launched a new technology that is lightweight and hydrophobic. The fully waterproof and breathable membrane and durable water repellent performance are achieved without the use of chemicals and offers everlasting water repellent protection.
LIFA INFINITY PRO™ is a groundbreaking technology and a 2020 ISPO Award Gold Winner. Plus both the men’s and women’s jackets are packed full of features to make your time on the mountain better. Oh and they look great too. The perfect Christmas gift for a skier!
Both women’s and men’s cost £650 find out more here: www.hellyhansen.com
These new boots are what every skier needs. Light weight, smooth walking and maximum downhill performance. They are ideal for ski touring and on the piste skiing – the perfect do it all boot.
For the first time in ski boot manufacturing, a boot has been created using a bonded shell with two separate halves. Fused together using a special vibration process originally developed for heart valves and used in the monocoque of Formula One chassis. This allows the ski boot to be much lighter but without losing power and control.
Price £660 available across the UK at specialist ski shops. More info at www.dalbello.it
The Mantra is a popular and well-established icon within Völkl’s All Mountain Freeride series. But with a new tailored frame and tip they provide even better precision and performance across a staggering variety of snow conditions. They are 100% made in Germany to help reduce the environmental impact.
The latest Völkl innovations are Tailored Titanal Frame and Tailored Carbon Tips. The amount of titanal is customised to the skier’s height, weight and ski length to create the best performance. The Tailored Carbon Tips are precise initiating the turn but provide more flex thought the turn for an incredibly precise but playful ride.
Available across the UK at all good ski shops with an RRP of £660. More info at Volkl.com
With most British skiers missing an entire season due to Covid 19 there is a lot of pent up ski energy waiting to be released. So if you want to know what to buy a skier this winter, look no further then a holiday.
Top of the ultimate skiers Christmas list 2021 is undoubtedly getting in plenty of slope time. And ideally making up for the season missed – get a skier on the snow and they’ll love you forever. Whether your skier would prefer freeride skiing in Japan, ski touring in the Lofoten Islands, a ski adventure in Georgia, or more typical Alps skiing holidays we have you covered.
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