2017 has been a gift for the skiing and snowboarding aficionado, thanks to the release of some incredible new high-tech gadgetry to make your time on the slopes all the more special. From Smartphone apps to clothing, watches to equipment, this has been the year when itâ€™s really paid to get ahead with some top-quality gear.
Already sketching out plans for hitting the pistes this coming winter? These are the finest offerings from 2017 you need to make sure you are taking with you.
Leki GoPro Adapter
Designed to capture you and the mountains from all the best angles, this adapter will easily attach to both Leki racing poles and freeride mountaineering poles, offering a far wider variety of shots than a helmet-mounted camera and ensuring you look slick and smooth as you make your way down the pistes.
Snoww Social Tracking App
Not all the best gear need cost the sun and the moon â€“ this is free to download on iPhone but offers an incredible package, combining social media with a video game experience. Using GPS, it can monitor how far youâ€™ve skied, your top speed and energy used, vertical drops taken, and much more. It also allows you to compare your stats with friends, track where they are, and share photos via your online profiles. Make sure youâ€™re king of the mountains and the person to beat!
Powervision Robotics Poweregg Drone
This sleek egg-shaped drone not only looks good but is designed to make you look stunning too â€“ all 360 degrees of you, in fact, with a top-quality 4K HD camera that can capture real-time video from long range. Not only that, but itâ€™s also incredibly practical, being small and light enough to carry with you, and easily operable by remote control.
Suunto Spartan Ultra Sports Watch
The ultimate item for the true pro, this sports watch is packed with amazing features and is the perfect guide for getting the best out of your skiing. Its GPS heatmap allows you to check out the top places for making runs; once there, you can record your speed, altitude and distance, and then share your stats and times with other online users. Donâ€™t let yourself be seen on the slopes and in the aprÃ¨s-ski bars without one.
Poc Spine VPD 2.0 Airbag Vest
Keeping yourself protected doesnâ€™t need to look, or feel, bad â€“ thanks to this smooth fitting airbag vest, you can feel comfortable pushing yourself to your limits. Capable of detecting any unavoidable falls youâ€™re due to encounter, it will inflate in less than 100 milliseconds, and is also sensor-fitted to monitor for crashes and cushion your upper body from the impact. Even if you make the odd tumble, youâ€™ll be falling with style.
Before You Hit the Slopes
Looks like youâ€™re all set to go. Thereâ€™s just one more, slightly less glamorous piece of kit to think about: ski travel insurance. Of course, no matter how much high-tech wizardry you have with you, or how strong your Airbag Vest is, it always pays to have great ski travel insurance cover, so that you can always salvage the best from any bad scrapes you may encounter. For that extra peace of mind, investing in some solid ski travel insurance will ensure you, along with your gear, are safely covered when youâ€™re taking to the slopes â€“ get in touch with InsureMore today to find out how.
Patrick Chong is the Managing Director of InsureMore, an award-winning team of specialists in global single trip, annual, family and ski travel insurance. Besides offering great deals on travel insurance, Patrick also collects and shares the best free travel competitions to help his clients get the most out of their holidays.
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