Skiing is a great way to increase your activity levels and explore the great outdoors. These days, the equipment available to modern skiers is making skiing more enjoyable than ever. William S. White Winnetka explores some of the ‘must have’ skiing equipment for the upcoming 2019 winter season.
- Heated Ski Boots
Tired of your feet always being cold on the slopes? There are now ski boots with USB re-chargeable Thermic heat technology built right into the liners. The KC Recon 120 MV Heat Ski Boots will keep your toes warm no matter how cold it is outside. These boots are now lighter for 2019 and more comfortable, allowing you to enjoy the heat without feeling uncomfortable.
- Ski Goggles
Ski goggles have also come a long way, as well. Some have built in fans to keep them fog-free. Other goggles, such as the Smith I/O Mag goggles, have a magnetic lens change system which allows users to easily swap out lenses. Each pair comes with two lenses, with more purchasable at ski stores according to William S. White Winnetka. Other goggles, such as the Abom antifog goggles, have technology which allows them to ‘defog’ just as a car windshield might. This goggle has a heat conducive film between the lenses. Users touch a button and currents heat up the film to keep it from fogging up.
Helmets are also becoming more lightweight while still offering the same — or better — protection in comparison to their older counterparts, says William S. White Winnetka. The Smith Code helmet, for example, has Koroyd inserts that look like a honeycomb, and allow for better air flow. This helmet also has a quick release magnetic system which makes it easier to open and close the strap. Other helmets, like the Giro Range MIPS have GoPro technology mounted into them, which allows you to capture your best moments on the slopes.
- Ski Tracking
If you’re looking for a way to track your progress as a skier, the Snowcookie is a great way to do so. It is a smart ski tracking system that captures your speed and technique and sends that information to an app on your phone. From there, you analyze the data on your stamina, turn quality, style and body position, and much more. The system is made up of three sensors — two are docked on your skis and another is attached to your chest. Another similar tracker is the Rossignol & PIQ Wearable Ski Tracker. It straps onto your boot and tracks your skiing over time.
- Heated Gloves
Heated mitts can also extend your time on the slopes, and Chaval Supernova heated mitts are extremely comfortable. The technology automatically adjusts to keep your hands warm, and the battery life is between 4 and 6 hours allowing you to spend an entire morning or afternoon on the slopes.
Skiing is now made easier than ever thanks to impressive advances in technology, concludes William S. White Winnetka. These are only some of the equipment available to skiers today to keep them interested in skiing, comfortable on the slopes, and constantly improving their skiing techniques.