Ski and Snowboard Gift Guide for Beginners

Is a ski or snowboard trip coming up for someone you’re buying a gift for? If yes, then the holidays are the perfect time to find them a great gift since winter is just around the corner and there are plenty of deals to be found.

Unfortunately, to buy a great gift for a skier or snowboarder you have to know a ton about skiing or snowboarding, the person and their specific tastes, or both. That’s why the Mammoth Bound team has stepped in with our ski and snowboard gift guide.

Check it out below before you start shopping, and then use Mammoth Bound to find the best deals on ski and snowboard rentals in Mammoth Lakes!

Foam Roller 

If you know an avid skier or snowboarder, then you know someone who deals with sore muscles frequently. One of the simplest and most reliable ways to deal with sore muscles is by stretching them out with a foam roller.

Foam rollers give muscles a thorough massage which encourages blood flow while also keeping the muscle from tightening up after a day on the slopes. Plus, they’re small and easy to carry in a bag while on a trip.

All those reasons make foam rollers a great tool to help skiers and snowboarders recover before their next day on the snow.

Massage Gun 

A massage gun will bring relief to sore muscles just like a foam roller would, but without requiring the person using it to stretch or move at all in the process.

Massage guns typically come with multiple attachments for different muscle groups, are easy to pack in a bag, and can be used for much more than just skiing and snowboarding soreness! 

Hydration Packs 

Since our first two gifts have already focused on the physical aspects of skiing and snowboarding, it should be no surprise that we’re including hydration packs on this list.

A hydration pack, such as a Camelbak, which can be easily worn and accessed while skiing or snowboarding will be a major help since both are physical activities often done at high altitude. High altitudes dehydrate our bodies faster, especially when we’re physically exerting ourselves, so make sure your skier or snowboarder is hydrated!

Lift Tickets

If the person you’re buying a gift for has a favorite home mountain (and they don’t have a season pass or collective pass like the Ikon, Epic, or Indie Pass) then lift tickets could be a great gift to get them on the mountain.

Lift tickets could be especially useful for people who are still learning since they will give them more reasons to get on the snow! 


Lastly, handwarmers are a simple but useful gift that will be right at home in the stocking of any skier or snowboarder.

There are rechargeable handwarmers if you want to go the reusable route, but there are also chemically activated handwarmers that easily fit into gloves, boots, or pockets to keep your skier or snowboarder warm and ready to ride all winter long!

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