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10 awesome gifts for skiers (according to the pros!)

Know someone who wants everything in life to go downhill fast? Someone who would rather wear ski boots than sandals any time of the year? Listen to the pros and find some great ski gifts for the skier in your life!

At Thule, we love skiing – and develop products that we would like to use. Our friends at Thule include some great skiers: big mountain skier and ski BASE jumper Matthias Giraud, Freeskier, film producer and mountain guide Martin McFly Winkler, and Freeskier and film star Anders Backe.

So if you’re looking for gifts for skiers, you’re in the right place!

The best gifts for skiers according to the pros:

The Thule Chariot Cross is perfect for skiers all season. You can use it on the snow by putting on skis, you can use it with wheels on the way to the slope – it’s the perfect set up for the whole winter season.
- Anders Backe, professional freeskier
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My favorite gift for a skier is the Thule Vector roof box. This roof box is so streamline and perfectly aerodynamic, the inside is so plush and protects your skis. The cool thing is if you start off early in the morning and it’s dark outside, when you open the Thule Vector the light comes on automatically and you can see all your gear. I love that feature in the Thule Vector.
- Matthias Giraud, professional big mountain skier and BASE jumper
A close-up of a skier putting their skis into a Thule Vector rooftop cargo carrier.
The best gift for sure is the Thule UpSlope with an airbag. It’s the backpack that fulfills all your needs when you go off-piste, allowing you to really enjoy the powder with your friends.
- Martin ’McFly’ Winkler, professional freeskier
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Ski backpack: Thule Upslope 20L

A close-up of the Thule Upslope 20L ski backpack with a white background.

Why they’re great gifts:

A backpack is a must for any skier. But any old backpack won’t do – get one that is designed for skiers!

The Thule Upslope 20L gives you a comfortable and stable ride from side pockets that wrap around and hug the body.

Smart design features prevent goggles or sunglasses from getting crushed on the ski lift, and you can access gear in the main compartment without removing the backpack.

Feeling adventurous? Store a mountain tool in the stowable ice axe loop!

Ski backpack: Thule Upslope 35L

A close-up of the Thule Upslope 35L backpack with a Mammut airbag with a white background.

Why they’re great gifts:

The Thule Upslope 35L, it’s not just a very comfortable and versatile backpack – it’s an airbag ready pack that can be used with the Mammut Removable Airbag 3.0 and Mammut Refillable Cartridge system (both sold separately) for added safety when skiing in avalanche terrain.

Boot backpacks: Thule RoundTrip Boot Backpack

A Thule RoundTrip ski boot bag with a white background.

Why they’re great gifts:

Who wouldn’t want a boot backpack that is designed to keep your feet dry, your goggles safe and your gear organized?

The Thule RoundTrip Boot Backpack 60L lets you easily transport your ski boots and your snowsport gear with padded shoulder straps and multiple grab handles. You can attach skis, board, poles, a helmet or outerwear for easy carry to and from the lift.

Oh, and the smartest thing? You can change in and out of boots in any location by flipping down the backpanel door for use as a standing mat.

Ski racks: Thule SnowPack Extender

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Why they’re great gifts:

Skiing is the important part, right? Getting to and from the slopes should just be easy – and preferably be done in no time. Thule SnowPack Extender is an aerodynamic slide-out rack for convenient loading and unloading of skis and snowboards that saves you both time and effort.

It holds skis and snowboards securely with ultra-soft rubber arms that grip without scratching the surfaces, and it is easy to open and close while wearing gloves thanks to oversized push buttons. In short – designed for skiers.

Ski racks: Thule SnowPack

A close-up of a car with Thule SnowPack ski rack with a white background.

Why they’re great gifts:

Great for families, Thule SnowPack is a user-friendly ski carrier for all types of skis and snowboards that makes sure that everyone gets to the slopes no time.

Sometimes, you need to bring a lot of gear. Thule SnowPack L has a load capacity of up to six pairs of skis or up to four snowboards which means that you really don’t have to choose – bring it all!

Ski racks: Thule SkiClick

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Why they’re great gifts:

The cross-country skiers don’t need much, do they? A good pair of skis. Comfortable ski boots. Some hot chocolate for those cold days. And… just maybe a Thule SkiClick to make it as easy as possible to get away for a day of skiing. This smart, space-saving ski transporter might just be the perfect gift.

Thule Chariot Cross-Country Skiing Kit

A close-up of the Thule Chariot skiing kit with a white background.

Why they’re great gifts:

Take an extremely versatile stroller – the Thule Chariot bike trailer– and make it even more useful for active parents.

Now, what’s not to like about that? The cross-country skiing kit takes winter adventures to a new level, making it easy to discover the outdoors as a family.

Thule Chasm duffel

The blue Thule Chasm duffel with a white background.

Why they’re great gifts:

What is Thule Chasm? Well, using a lot of fancy words you may say it’s a rugged, weather-resistant duffel with removable backpack straps and a wide mouth opening.

Or, you could simply say: the only bag you’ll ever need for your winter adventures.

Thule Vector

A car with a Thule Vector rooftop cargo carrier with a white background.

Why they’re great gifts:

Thule Vector is a cargo box like no other. Got a great looking car? Pair it with a Thule Vector for performance styling.

Interested in functionality? Thule Vector is packed with premium features that take it to the next level.

The skier in your life will love the integrated lighting and the felt-lined base for increased gear protection!

Thule Motion XT

The Thule Motion XT rooftop cargo carrier on a car in a white background.

Why they’re great gifts:

Does this special someone need to bring a lot of stuff? Look no further. Thule Motion XT is stylish and spacious (with sizes ranging up to 600 L / 22 cu ft!)

This roof-mounted cargo box has plenty of room for skis and equipment.

Athletes in this article:

Anders Backe, Norwegian freeskier and Thule ambassador.

Anders Backe is a Norwegian freeskier who starred in the ski documentary films Supervention I and Supervention II. Find out more on his Instagram page.

Martin Winkler, former pro freeskier and Thule ambassador.

Martin ‘McFly’ Winkler is an Austrian former pro Freeskier, film producer and mountain guide. You can see his work at the Zero Division production company or head over to his Instagram.

Matthias Giraud, professional skier, BASE jumper, and Thule ambassador.

Matthias Giraud is a professional big mountain skier and BASE jumper who has completed several ski BASE jumps across the globe. Check him out on Instagram!



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