Holiday Gift Guide for the Skier on Your List

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 22, 2011 6:03 am


Photographs by Shannon Marie Quirk

Ski Channel Models: Jatan Jade, Caitlin O’Connor & Alexis Castaneda

Welcome to the official 2011 Ski Channel Holiday Gift Guide! We are proud to present an array of gift giving ideas for all you last minute shoppers. With a wide range of prices and styles, we are sure you will find something perfect for the skier on your list — maybe even a present from Santa with your name on it.

From top-of-the-line skis to must-have skier accessories, we are here to help you fill up space under your Christmas tree with some friendly suggestions. Specifically created with the winter sports entusiast in mind, you can rest assured to deliver a gift they’ll truly love.

So in the spirit of giving, we are providing a quick run-down of some of the most interesting, stylish, and innovative gear lining shelves this holiday season.

Happy shopping!


HEAD/K2/Volkl Skis - The Gift of Speed

Head GS Skis – If you want to be as fast as Lindsay Vonn, this hardcore grip will enable long and fast turns. In addition to featuring the World Cup top sheet, these skis contain Intelligence Technology and World Cup Sandwich Construction. Long story short — check these skis out!

Volkl - Racetiger GS Race Stock WC

Featuring the all-new Speedwall sidewall technology. Thanks to their proprietary composite sinter base material, the skis are able to glide more easily that tradional ABS. You’re race course times are sure to improve.

K2 -  The K2 50th Anniversary Rolling Stones Edition Skis are a one-of-a-kind experience that will be a treat for anyone. You’ll be able to ski like a rockstar, and had better keep your speed cause the groupies are going to be chasing after your trail!


North Face - The Gift of Staying Cool While Keeping Warm


Men’s Mechnica Triclimate Jacket – New Taupe – $260

Adaptable to changing weather conditions and featuring four-in-one functionality, this new snowsports jacket keeps you dialed throughout winter. The army green color is flattering on any guy, and a great jacket to watch with your off-the-hill wardrobe.

Joshua Tee - Deep Water Blue – $55.00

Double-knit heather cotton/modal fabric provides warmth on a cool afternoon. Use this as a layering piece under your ski clothes.





Loudmouth Pants – The Gift of Loud Personality

Loudmouth Pants – $225

If you’re looking to show off your mad skills on the slopes, these pants will help to get you noticed. Unisex pants for both ski bunnies and the big boys alike.



Next Page: ScotteVest – The Gift of Holding Your Other Gifts


ScotteVest – The Gift of Holding Your Other Gifts

SeV Puffer Jacket - $190 – Every man’s go-to jacket, 19 Pockets for legendary SeV function, lightweight and super comfy (like a sweater) with cool quilted pattern. This jacket literally has a pocket for anything and everything you could imagine bringing on the hill. Get organized and stylin’ all in one.

Good luck trying to stop your girlfriend from stealing your puffer!




BOOM Headphones - The Gift of Resonating Super Bass 

The Renegade (white/green or grey with teal) – $39.99
The Leader (blue or pink) – $19.99

Affordable and durable, the BOOM headphones are the ultimate holiday gift! The background-noise reducing Renegades are ultra comfortable, and perfect for riding to your own soundtrack. Started by a bank of Southern California artists, skiers, and snowboarders, the BOOM design team knows what the next generation is looking for.

This is the perfect stocking stuffer, at an incredibly affordable price.


Discrete Headwear – The Gift of Keeping Your Dome Warm

The best looking beanie around, built by and for core skiers. The bold and bright colors bring spring warmth in the winter. Look stylish while keeping your head nice and toasty.


Next: Sony Cybershots – The Gift of Capturing the Moment


Sony Cybershots – The Gift of Capturing the Moment

Sony Cybershot - $229.00 

Beautifully slim, light and easy to use, the Cybershot captures a high-speed burst of power when you press the shutter button. This camera creates an image with a dynamic range than no other camera can! 16.2-megapixel, 7x optical zoom, 2.8″ screen, Full HD 1080/60i video, “Exmor R” CMOS sensor, 10fps, background defocus, manual control, 3D Sweep Panorama. It is also waterproof for all you kids on the mountain ready to capture awesome footage in harsh winter conditions.


Smith Goggles – The Gift of Clear Sight in Deep Powder

Smith Scope Graphic – Black/White – $65

Hidden just below bold graphics and performance mirrored lenses lies all the technology you’d expect from goggles twice the price. Bargain shoppers… look out for these!


American Snow, by Peter Kray - The Gift of Ski History

American Snow - $162.00 Barnes and Noble 

Looking for something interesting to read while taking a break from the slopes? American Snow, through fascinating pictures and superbly written text, tells the story of how the Professional Ski Instructors Association and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors have been the heart of the snowsports revolution in America for 50 years.

O’Neill Outerwear – The Gift of Great Looking Girl Gear

Escape Kyanite Jacket (pink) – $180.00 - Stripes and colour blocking make this 5/8 water column and breahtability jacket the exception to the rule. The additional pops of printed fabric make this style a must have to any snow collection. 

Freedom Amber Jacket (teal) – $300.00 - Classic parka styling of the Amber jacket, compounded with a water column and breathability of 20/15 makes this jacket one of the most technical and fashionable pieces offered by O’Neill for all of the lady rippers out there. Every female looks absolutely stunning in this jacket, just check out that beautiful fur hood! 

Freedom Saphire Pants (gray) – $150.00 - The bold prints and herringbone fabrication of the Sapphire pant make it stand out from the crowd. Featuring 10/10 water column and breathability, and a relaxed straight leg fit, you will look good while riding great.

Scoodie – The Gift of Wearing it How You Want It

Scoodie - $34

The Scoodie allows complete customization and flexibility for a proper fit to “Wear it How You Want it.” Don’t limit yourself with one of those one piece hooded scarves. Instead, join the Scoodie movement and get yourself the one and only “Original Detachable Hooded Scarf.”


O’Neill / Recco – The Gift of Avalanche Saftey

O’Neill - Explore Jones 3L Jacket

Earth-friendly made with recycled polyester, this triple layered shell gets between you and the weather so you can go after big, backcountry lines. The jacket includes RECCO technology — used to aid rescue teams in case of an avalanche. Jeremy Jones, professional shredder and founder of climate change awareness non-profit organization, Protect Our Winters, rocks this jacket on his intense backcountry adventures.

A portion of the sales for O’Neill’s Jeremy Jones line is donated to Protect Our Winters.


The Ski Channel - The Gift of Action Sports Entertainment

You can WATCH THE SKI CHANNEL from the comfort of your living room.  We are available in over 40 million homes and recently inked a long term deal with Comcast. The Ski Channel is an original, free ad supported network delivered on cable, satellite, and IPTV services, web, wireless, and other means of distribution. It is the only television network devoted to the wide variety of year-round mountain activities such as skiingsnowboarding, hiking, biking, backpacking, climbing, along with many off-slope activities. The Ski Channel’s content inspires and informs our audiences with movies, events, news, weather, and featured programming that focuses on destination travel, equipment, instruction, and real estate.




Photographs by Shannon Marie Quirk

Ski Channel Models: Jatan Jade, Caitlin O’Connor & Alexis Castaneda