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Top 10 Gifts for Ski Racers

That special ski racer in your life has been working hard in the gym, prepping their prized skis, and dreaming about ski racing. Treat them to a gift they’ll love and use daily this holiday season. No matter your budget, we have the perfect gifts for any ski racer. 


black kat gs race suit

1 – Arctica GS Race Suit powered by NexGen 

Get them a ski racing suit they’ll look forward to pulling on. Arctica’s newest race suit model brings top-of-the-line fit and function to an affordable price point. Arctica’s exclusive fabric, NexGen, new for the 2022-23 season, makes this race suit exceptional. It’s engineered with extra stretch to be super comfortable and fit every body type well, head to toe. Impact pads are customizable for racer preference. Whether your favorite ski racer is just getting started or has a full calendar of FIS races, this race suit will make them smile. NexGen passes the FIS 30ml air porosity requirement precisely at the limit – it is both FIS legal and fast, with the required FIS legal marking. This gift will stand up to harsh demands over time: each suit is laser cut and printed individually, ensuring bright colors and long-lasting graphics. 


gifts for ski racers, long down coat

2 – Gate Master Down Coat XT 

Give that ski racer the gift of full body warmth this holiday season. This extra long and extra tough (XT) version of our Gate Master Down Jacket is built to stand up to anything they can throw at it. The perfect piece for course inspection on a chilly morning, warm-ups in the wind, or spectating a ski race. 650-fill power goose down traps body heat under this long-cut coat, while its FLEX10 stretch fabric keeps it waterproof and breathable. Oversized ergonomic pockets and internal cuff gaskets are the finishing touches on this too-comfy-to-ever-take-off coat. 


down vest light weight

3 – Featherlyte Down PackVest  

The perfect gift for that jet-setting ski racer in your life. This vest blends street style and outdoor function seamlessly. At just 7 ounces, packed with 650-fill ethically sourced goose down, this “featherlyte” vest is a super versatile item for any season. With a trim “racer fit,” it is light and fast, with a lower profile look. Wear it as a layer or outerwear on warmer days. Plus, travel days are about to get that much better. Pack this vest into its internal zippered pocket to convert it into a convenient travel neck pillow. An internal back pocket doubles as a secure hidden pocket for high-value items like a passport or money. 


packable wind breaker for skiing

4 – Flyweight Packable Windbreaker  

A must-have for every ski racer’s backpack. This incredibly packable jacket stows to the size of a granola bar. Strong, lightweight mini-ripstop nylon fends off the wind while being breathable. Plus, they can use it year-round! Stash it into a pack or pocket for hiking, running or biking whenever the weather threatens. 


gifts for ski racers - down jacket

5 – Featherlyte Down PackHoodie  

A sleek and stylish addition to any ski wardrobe. At just 12 oz, this lightweight hoodie’s 650-fill ethically sourced goose down packs a punch. It is super warm yet sits in a low-profile style. They’ll be able to bash slalom gates in this jacket without a worry, thanks to the Duralite nylon shell.  For those long travel days, this jacket converts to a pillow with an internal stuff pocket. Hidden internal stash pockets provide a secure place to stow valuables. The Featherlyte Down PackHoodie is a versatile must-have. 


down coat for skiing

6 – Gate Master Down Jacket 5.0  

Frigid conditions call for this 650-fill power goose-down jacket. When temps drop and there’s a bite to the air, this oversized down jacket is just the item they need. Designed specifically to stand up to gate training, the Gate Master has strategically located impact areas made with FLEX10 stretch fabric. No more shivering at early morning training for your ski racer! When a storm rolls in and training is canceled, this jacket will keep them warm and dry while skiing powder with an internal storm flap and powder skirt with snaps and gripper elastic. For ski racers worried about training with a big down jacket on, the Gate Master has a removable down insulated hood to switch between a sleeker fit and full insulation. 


ski racing training shorts, gifts for ski racers

7 – Black Kat FLEXSHELL Shorts  

Protect that new race suit and keep their backside warm with the best training shorts on the market. Two full-length zippers make stripping down to a GS suit a breeze. Our exclusive FLEXSHELL fabric gives these shorts incredible comfort and stretch. A three-layer laminated fabric makes these race shorts waterproof, windproof, breathable, and stretchy all at the same time. 


side zip pants for ski racing

8 – Side Zip Pants 2.0  

The pants that started a revolution! Ski racers demand tough pants that can be zipped off in under a minute. Our side zip pants fit the bill and are available in 14 colors, so everyone can let their personality shine. We’ve designed and continually refined our pants specifically for racers to fit over a race suit —we’re confident that they’re the best on the market. Our side zip pants are comfortable and stylish with an athletic fit that’s not too loose or baggy, plus a low rise, belt loops and suspender straps. Reinforced in all the right places, this is a gift they can use for years. 


belt for ski pants, gift

9 – Arctica Reversible Belt  

The perfect stocking stuffer. That stylish ski racer in your life can accessorize their ski pants or streetwear. Plus, there are five totally reversible colorways to choose from. 


padded gloves, gifts for ski racers

10 – Ripper Glove  

Ski racers demand a lot of their gloves. Our ski racing glove is made with goat leather, which is known for its strength and durability. Knuckle pads use a shock-absorbing temper foam for protection against gate impacts, which also helps the gloves hold up to repetitive impact over time. Double-layer Heat120 insulation stands up to any frigid temps they can throw at it—even early morning training in the dead of winter.

Shop now to make sure that perfect ski racer gift is under the tree by Christmas. Our inventory is going fast!

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