It's a new year and prime ski season! If you didn't get what you wanted from Santa under the tree, take a look at some of the hottest ski gear right now, especially for you technerds out there!
Arc'teryx SV Mitt ($225; arcteryx.com)
Don't you hate it when you're lining up for the chairlift (which sometimes feels like forever) and your fingers are starting to freeze despite being nestled in $100-150 gloves? Just because they're expensive doesn't mean they're well made. Check out these options from Arc'teryx - these babies will keep your fingers from freezing. They come with a GoreTex membrane which makes it both waterproof and breathable. It also comes with a removable fleece liner - just in case your fingers begin sweating.
GoPro Hero4 ($500; gopro.com)
Relive that amazing 360 on the half pipe with the latest GoPro camera on the market with ultra high resolution, high frame rate, and 1080p120 video. It's like you never left the mountain.
BearTek Bluetooth Gloves ($120; www.beartekgloves.com)
Skiing solo has its advantages. Namely that you can lose yourself down the slopes on a sick track. Bummer is that you often have those damn earphone cords in the way. With the BearTek gloves, cords are history - everything is connected via Bluetooth (what isn't these days?). The gloves come with a remote control built in; buttons and sensors on the thumbs and fingers control the tracks and volumes, advancing forward or back. You can also catch up on a call with your long lost BFF while you rip down the mountain. It charges via micro-USB and has up to 80 hours of battery life.
CHIPS by Outdoor Technology ($130; www.outdoortechnology.com)
Don't need new gloves but still want the beats? Check these puppies out... they're little and effective little speaker chips you slide into the earflaps of your snow helmet. Powered by Bluetooth, you can listen to music or take a call.
Liquid Image Model 339 Apex HD + WIFI ($400; www.liquidimageco.com)
Don't want to look like a Teletubby with your GoPro stuck to your helmet? Be slick and get goggles with video technology built in. These come with an integrated wifi and connects to your smartphone.
Smith Optics I/O Recon ($650; www.smithoptics.ca)
These are likely the most expensive goggles you'll ever buy but they're also the most intelligent. Nowadays, it's all about wearable devices and having information at your fingertips at all times, including when you're shredding down the mountain. Want to know your current speed, your precise location on the mountain? Have it all show up on your lens like the HUD (Heads Up Display) in a car. It comes with a compass, speedometer, state-of-the-art GPS system, WIFI and Bluetooth. You can view text messages and even incoming CallerID info.