The Snow Lovers Gift Guide




Do you know what the word is for someone who loves snow: It's Chionophile. Chion is from the Greek word khiōn, which means snow. Fun fact, right?! You know another fun fact? We're snow lovers here at Addison West and we've got the goods for all those Chionophiles in your life.

1) Snow by Peter Mathis is a wintery tour de force of photography.  Renowned for his gorgeous mountain scenes and spectacular photos of winter athletes, Mathis has chosen black-and-white film to capture the essence of snow in this incredible new book. Stunning duotone images render a traditional Alpen landscape into painterly canvases that are in turns otherworldly, sensuous, haunting, and heavenly. A book for snow lovers indeed. 

Book SNOW by Peter Mathis on a white background

2) Snow means ski time. There are many ways to remember a place, a time, a journey or experience. Photographs. Postcards. Magnets. Our favorite? These little dishes. Handmade by artist Nicole Aquillano. Exclusive to Addison West.

Small white round dish with chairlift illustration


2) The iconic Beatles. As ski and board enthusiasts. Shannon Henn combines her passion for the outdoors, music and illustration to infuse favorites from Gerry Garcia to Bruce Springsteen with classic ski style. You can see her whole collection here. 

Throw pillow with beatles walking with skis and snow boards

3) What could be better than standing on top of a mountain, snow sparkling, the slopes calling? Not much, except maybe skiing down to a warm, home-cooked meal that comes together effortlessly. The Ski House Cookbook makes it all possible with 125 recipes that will keep you on the slopes or winding down with friends afterward, not stuck at the stove. 

Ski house cookbook 

4) From Arapahoe Basin in Colorado to Whiteface Mountain in New York.  Terrain in full color 3-D modeling maps with latitude and longitude base and summit elevations are included.  Whether seeing where you’ve been, or planning your next mountain adventure, SKI USA cards are the game table accesory of the season.  

USA ski playing cards

5) Fresh pine falls on curls of sandalwood and rare Virginia cedarwood. Smoky leather accords, frankincense, and nuances of vanilla are tranquil and comforting. Forget the cold for a moment and enjoy the luxury of Lafco's 'Ski House' diffuser. For all those winter feels. 

Lafco feu de Bois

6) The Joy of Winter Hiking is the ultimate guide to getting outdoors in the most underrated season. Alongside stunning winter photography, there’s advice on gear, wildlife you might expect to find, understanding weather risks, and even the how-tos of cold-weather camping. Made for the winter sportsman, tree hugger, and avid hiker alike, this book is a thorough guide and breathtaking showcase of what’s awaiting you on the snowy trail.

The joy of winter hiking front cover with mountains and snow

7) Gray Malin's awe-inspiring aerial photography is shot from a doorless helicopter, creating stunning visual celebrations of color and repetition. This two-sided 500 piece puzzle features a winter wonderland on one side and an array of colorful skiers on crisp white snow on the other side. The perfect puzzle to while away a cold snowy day. 

Gray Malin two sided snow puzzle

8) Whether you’re a fan of skiing the trails or just prefer a little après-ski.....With Chappy Wrap you'll have a blanket that lasts for years of post slope downtime. The Chappy Wrap First Tracks Blanket is new this season!

Chappy Wrap fresh tracks skiers blanket

9)  Small pillow. Big statement.  Hand embroidered in wool and backed in luxe burgundy velvet. Embrace the season with Furbish's Après Ski Pillow

Apres ski needlepoint pillow by furbish on a white background

10) Oh the nostalgia of the snow globe. And even better? A snow globe that reminds us of the best way to spend the holidays: Making fresh tracks. Our Skiers Snow globe will get everyone in the skiing spirit.

Skiers snow globe on a white background 

11) Grab your go bag. It's time to get organized for the season of snow. Featuring dancing skiers in water resistant coated nylon - these pack bags are the ultimate in slope-side flexibility.  

Hi Love skiers pack bag on a white background

Looking for more ideas? You can see our complete collection for all those snow lovers here.