This article originally appeared on Ski Mag
Unwrap the best tech gifts for skiers and take your winter adventures to new heights. These cutting-edge gadgets promise durability, connectivity, and unmatched performance, making them the perfect gifts for tech-savvy skiers.
GoPro HERO12 Black ($400)
Capture the best moments of your ski season with the new HERO12 Black by GoPro. Boasting HDR 5.3K and 4K video, the upgraded HyperSmooth 6.0 stabilization ensures silky-smooth footage in any skiing terrain (even if your early-season skiing is rough). The impressive 177deg field-of-view with Max Lens Mod 2.0 captures the full panoramic view.
Designed for long days outside, the HERO12 Black now lasts up to 2x longer thanks to the Enduro Rechargeable Battery. Waterproof up to 33ft, GoPro guarantees ruggedness and durability, making it your ultimate skiing companion. Be sure to grab a microSD card (not included).
Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 3 Ultraportable Bluetooth speaker ($99)
The Wonderboom 3 Bluetooth speaker has impressed us with its incredible design and superior sound quality. We love the compact size, with outstanding clarity and volume, making it a standout choice for any apres parking lot scene. The IP67 rating adds to its appeal, ensuring durability against dust, dirt, and water submersion for up to 30 minutes--perfect for the hot tub, sauna, or that shower you definitely, definitely need after your backcountry tour.
Garmin inReach Mini 2 ($400)
This compact satellite communicator is your ultimate companion for peace of mind in the backcountry. This sleek device ensures you stay connected, even when your cellphone signals can’t reach you. To enhance your communicator’s capabilities, sync it with the Garmin Explore app, unlocking a world of possibilities for planning and sharing your skiing escapades. Plus, with up to 14 days of battery life in 10-minute tracking mode, you can extend your adventures without worrying about running out of power. Compact, reliable, and essential for any skiing expedition, the interactive SOS feature allows you to send a distress signal to our coordination center, ensuring help is available when needed.
Sidas Therm-ic Sock Set Fusion Outdoor ($350-$400)
Have a ski partner with chronically cold feet? Here’s the gift that will give endless comfort on the mountain. Crafted with 54 percent merino wool, these knee-high socks offer a luxurious and soft feel while excelling in moisture-wicking and quick-drying technology. The hidden heating element strategically placed around the toes ensures consistent warmth and circulation, complemented by reinforced heel and toe areas for enhanced durability and comfort in your boot. With easily attachable batteries and three manually controllable heat settings, users can customize their warmth level based on the weather conditions. Enjoy up to 14 hours of continuous heat, depending on the battery and setting, and easily maintain these high-performance socks through machine washing and air drying.
Therabody Theragun Mini ($199)
This muscle-saver has a permanent place in our ski bag! For skiers seeking ultimate relief and recovery on the go, the Theragun Mini is a game-changer. Packed with Theragun power in an ultra-portable package, it’s now 20 percent smaller and 30 percent lighter, making it the perfect companion for every ski trip. Whether you’re battling muscle soreness, fatigue, or knots, the Theragun Mini provides relief and enhances recovery. The Theragun Mini’s 120-minute battery life and USB-C charging provide convenience, ensuring you stay at the top of your skiing game.
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