Twin Tips: Ski Technology
The skiing at Canyons Resort is so good right now. There is lots of new snow in the mountains with 26″ of fresh snow over the weekend. One of the things that makes powder skiing even better is to use some ski technology. Not just cool skis and boots – but actual technology. Here are our recommendations for technology to improve your experience by letting you capture video, track your vertical feet, and share your experience with friends.
EpicMix: Activate your free EpicMix Account to track and share your skiing statistics, photos, and pins earned with friends. You can also connect with your friends to see their stats and share photos. If you are skiing at Canyons this is a must-have. Download the EpicMix app onto your smartphone.
Use a video camera like GoPro. It’s a lot of fun to capture your best jumps and tricks of the day, then make a movie to share. I like it so much that I actually use two GoPros to give me different angles. What can I say? I’m into it. Make sure you also download the GoPro app as this will allow you to check your videos at lunch and make cool edits. While you are at it, also download SloPro – this is a cool app that allows you to set your videos in slow motion.
Download the Ski Tracks app. This app connects to the GPS in your smartphone and tells you the distance you have skied, average speed, number of runs you’ve skied that day.
Use technology to stay warm. OK, this may not be electronic but it’s still technology. We always carry sealed up hand warmers in our pockets that we can pull out on a cold day. These are helpful for putting in your socks to warm your feet up at lunch, shoving in your little brothers jacket to get him through to the end of the day, and sticking in your gloves to warm your own fingers. And do yourself a favor and buy a 2nd neck gator. Sometimes we replace a wet one at lunch on a powder day, or just double up if you’re cold. This is a cheap solution and makes a huge difference.
We hope these tips are helpful. If you know of some ski technology we should try please let us know in the comments below. We love to try new things.