By Lisa Costantini | Dec. 24, 2014, 12:36 a.m. (ET)
Gus Kenworthy competes in the men's slopestyle final at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on Feb. 13, 2014 in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.


Which skier considers his skills on the snow the best gift he’s ever been given? How about the snowboarder who said her favorite was the gift of life? Find out what Team USA skiers and snowboarders remember as their favorite gift of all time. Happy gift-giving!


Gus Kenworthy, 2014 Olympic slopestyle skiing silver medalist: My ski pole grips. They’re custom made out of leather. My friend Robin made them for me. They’re pretty cool!

Maddie Bowman, 2014 Olympic halfpipe skiing gold medalist: Onesie Cookie Monster pajamas from my best friend a couple years ago. 

Jamie Anderson, 2014 Olympic slopestyle snowboarding gold medalist: I was given a beautiful set of mala beads last winter before the Olympics from my yoga teacher, and I think any gift with warm intentions and love is really special.

Devin Logan, 2014 Olympic slopestyle skiing silver medalist: Coal in my stocking — thanks, Chris! My brother played a joke on me when I was younger and that’s how I found out Santa didn’t exist.

Arielle Gold, 2014 Olympic halfpipe snowboarder: The gift of life. That was deep, huh?

Taylor Gold, 2014 Olympic halfpipe snowboarder: For my birthday this year, I got this sweet guitar that my parents gave me. I’ve been playing it a lot and it’s awesome.

Chloe Kim, 2014 Winter X Games superpipe snowboarding silver medalist: I used to be obsessed with horses when I was little. When I was 6, my dad went over to Walmart and got me this pink, really big plush horse. I was on that every day. I wouldn’t get off.

Kelly Clark, three-time Olympic halfpipe snowboarding medalist: From my brother. He bought me a whole box full of steaks and sent it to my house for my birthday. I got like 20 filet mignons, all grass-fed beef. I mean, that was the gift of all gifts.

Kaitlyn Farrington, 2014 Olympic halfpipe snowboarding gold medalist: When I first started snowboarding my parents gave me a trip to Windells ski and snowboard school in Oregon for Christmas and my birthday.

Gabe Ferguson, 2013 U.S. Revolution Tour halfpipe snowboarding silver medalist: A kite last year, that was pretty good. It was a parrot kite from my brother (and fellow snowboarder) Ben.

Sage Kotsenburg, 2014 Olympic slopestyle snowboarding gold medalist: My first snowboard for Christmas. It got me totally hooked. I was 5.

Keri Herman, 2014 Olympic slopestyle skier: This hug right here [as she leaned over and hugged her mom].

Annalisa Drew, 2014 Olympic halfpipe skier: Boot heaters for my skis.

Alex Ferreira, 2014 Winter X Games halfpipe skiing bronze medalist: FIFA 14 video game from my grandparents.

David Wise, 2014 Olympic halfpipe skiing gold medalist: My daughter, she’s 3. That’s a good gift. And now I have a 3-month-old son.

Torin Yater-Wallace, 2014 Olympic halfpipe skier: The gift to be good at skiing. Maybe my dad gave that to me?