Holiday Gift Guide for Skiers and Snowboarders

The holidays are fast approaching, and it can be hard to know what to get for everyone in your life. Luckily, this list is full of both winter sporting staples and great additions that you may not have thought of. If you’re considering visiting one of our 1849 Mountain Rentals, the skier or snowboarder in your life can use their new gift on your trip! Here is our ultimate gift guide for skiers and snowboarders.

Snow Helmet

Every skier and snowboarder needs a quality snow helmet. Just like with any other sport, it’s incredibly important to protect your head. Snow helmets also add a layer of warmth that’s completely necessary when you’re on the snowy hills.

Helmet Audio System

If your athlete likes to crank up the tunes, invest in a helmet audio system. Choose a system with glove-friendly controls and mic that will help them operate the system without taking their gloves or helmet off.

Snow/Winter Boots

It’s easy to underestimate the power of a good snow boot. The right pair of boots will help keep your feet warm and safe while you’re on the slopes, and it is one of the best gifts for ski bums.

Ski/Snowboard Socks

In addition to a great pair of boots, you need a superior pair of socks to go underneath. Find a thick and warm pair that will help keep your loved one’s feet warm and will last for years, and be sure to look at the fabrics to make sure the stink will come out easily!

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Thermal Jacket

The perfect jacket for a skier or snowboarder is a great layering piece that will allow your athlete to move while staying warm. You’ll also want to select a jacket with plenty of zippered pockets, as well as something breathable since you can get sweaty on the slopes.

Boot Bag

After a long day out in the snow, you want a safe and secure place to put your wet boots. A high-quality boot bag will not only carry your shoes, but it’ll also fit smaller ski accessories like your goggles, gloves, and anything else you might need on the slope.

Base Layers

The key to staying warm and comfortable outside in the ski lodges of Mammoth is by investing in great base layers. You really can never have too many options for bases, so a midweight or heavyweight layer will do the trick.

Neck Gaiter

A neck gaiter is perfect for protecting your loved one’s skin and face during a cold day out in the snow. You can choose a basic fleece gaiter or pick a lightweight one or one with breathing vents for something a bit more unique.

Touch Screen Gloves

We all know how much of a hassle it can be to try to use your phone with gloves on, but special touch-friendly gloves offer the perfect solution. This can be great if your loved one needs to make a phone call on the mountain, or even if they just want to take a quick picture.

Heated Mittens

Handwarmer packets can only do so much, so a pair of heated mittens can be a game-changer. They can be a bit pricey, but they are definitely an investment piece that your athlete will thank you for!

Tuning Accessories

If your skier or snowboarder can’t make it into the shop, get them some tuning accessories for a quick touch up. Irons, scrapers, or edging stones are all great options.

Board Wall Mounts

Sturdy board wall mounts are the perfect things to let your athletes show off their board and keep it in a safe place. This gift will save closet space and add an instant piece of decor.


A skybox is a great investment piece that will help your athlete and their friends get their gear to the slopes. It will save room in the car and will last for years to come.


Let your athlete record their coolest moves with a brand-new GoPro. These durable and lightweight cameras are perfect for capturing the day.

Gift Card

When all else fails, invest in a gift card to your loved one’s favorite shop and 1849 Mountain Rentals. They can pick out their own pieces to try out when you make your next visit to one of our Mammoth Mountain ski rentals!