With technology constantly changing, the gadgets we took on our skiing trips years ago are completely different to what we can enjoy now. If you’ve not been keeping up with the ever-evolving landscape then you probably won’t recognise many of the items below, but trust us when we say they’ll take your skiing experience to the next level.
We’re not just talking about smartphone skiing apps, below you’ll find details about 8 superb high-end ski gadgets for your holiday:
Beartek Snowsport Gloves
Everyone needs gloves when they go skiing, but Beartek Snowsport Gloves are a little bit different from anything you’ve seen before. You have the option of inserting either a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi module, which transforms the gloves into a controller for your music player or GoPro. Then you simply press certain finger pads together to play, pause, record, rewind and fast-forward your media, without the need to ever pull out the device from your pocket. Oh, and they’re water resistant, too, which is a plus.
POC Receptor Bug Helmet
If you’re looking for a skiing helmet that looks good, gives you great protection and implements some high-end technology into it then you can’t do much better than the POC Receptor Bug. With an advanced outer shell it is one of the best helmets out there for safety, and for tech enthusiasts it comes with built-in Beats by Dre headphones. These are controlled with your smartphone for taking calls, changing tracks and adjusting the volume on your music, so there’s no need to take your helmet off if you happen to receive a phone call halfway up the mountain.
Anker PowerCore+ 20100
There are plenty of portable chargers out there, but rarely do you find one that packs this much power. If you’re going to be spending the whole day on the slopes then you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that the PowerCore+ can fully charge a MacBook, an iPad and an iPhone on a single charge! The aluminium-alloy case makes it one of the most durable ski gadgets out there, and having one of these means that you’ll never have to worry about getting a low battery message ever again.
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GoPro Hero 5
Everyone wants to capture their ultimate ski run on video, but it’s not always easy when you’re speeding down the mountain. The GoPro Hero 5 makes it simple, turning your skiing exploits into a high-definition piece of media that you can watch again and again. Simply place the gadget on top of your skiing helmet, and it’ll capture beautiful 4K video that you’ll want to show off as soon as possible. The Hero 5 is also the first model to use voice command technology, so you can instruct it when to start recording. With built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth you can even upload your ski run to the internet before you start your next one!
Have you ever gone tumbling during a ski run, only to sit up and realise that one of your skis has disappeared beneath the snow? This can lead to a search party of friends desperately seeking the item and wondering how it managed to get away. RESQSKI is a removable homing tag that you can place on each ski, so that you can prevent these situations from occurring. And at just 7cm in length, there’s no danger of it getting in the way of your adventures.
Oakley Airwave 1.5 Snow Goggles
These stunning snow goggles are as stylish on the outside, as they are beneficial on the inside. Now there’s no need to wonder whether that run you just performed was your fastest ever, because the heads-up display on these goggles will tell you this and much more. You’ll also be told about vertical drops, distance travelled and information about the altitude, as well as whatever music you’re listening to, the location of your friends and any messages that you receive on your smartphone. Truly the crème de la crème of skiing goggles, and did we mention how great they look?
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This tracker was made with skiers, snowboarders and other action sports enthusiasts in mind. It comes with advanced sensors and GPS technology built-in, giving it the capability to tell you about every twist and turn you make on the slopes. After your ski run you simply load up the dedicated app on your phone and you’ll be greeted with the details of your speed, height, distance and rotation.
Suunto Ambit Peak GPS Sport Watch
Place this high-tech sport watch over your wrist and you’ll be getting a heart rate monitor, a tracking device that maps your location, a calorie-burning counter and much more. With a battery life clocking in at an impressive 200 hours you’ll get plenty of use out of this watch before each charge, and it comes with an app that lets you compare your stats to other people who wear the device. It also does a pretty good job of telling the time, too.
These high-end ski gadgets and accessories will help to make your skiing trip more enjoyable than ever, pushing your adventures to the next level. With your skiing gear all sorted, now it’s just a case of booking your luxury accommodation in the 3 Valleys so you can test them all out until your heart’s content. Take a look at the availability for our luxury chalets in Meribel and Courchevel and make your booking today.