Ski and snowboard technology is always changing, we’ve come a long way since the Snurfer and Long Thongs (I had no idea what these were). For us gear snobs out there, it’s always good to keep a close eye on the up-and-coming gear trends in the industry. Here are a few things I’m looking forward to seeing on the mountain this year:
The New GoPro 3+: Includes “Super View” for a wide angle perspective for all of your shredtastic footie and a new Low Light feature to improve video footage when you’re getting down on a night sesh. Read more here.
Salomon STH2 WTR: With all the sick pow we get out here in Tahoe, all the kids are riding on the fatty skis for a more fun ride. Salomon, always keeping up with the Joneses, is producing a wider platform ski bindings to go with this wider ski trend. Check out this video for the full rundown.
The Anon M1 Goggles: Now no one has the excuse of riding on a bluebird day with their low-light lenses because swapping out your lenses with Anon’s magnet technology has never been easier. Does anyone want to buy me these? Take a peak at this article to see some other interesting goggle trends for 13-14.
686 Airhole Thermal One Piece: Onesie? Yes please. Aside from the fact that seeing grown adults in one-piece suits is truly amusing, these bad boys are warm with head to toe base-layer coverage. Patagonia and Burton are making them this year, too, so you know it’s going to be cool (or hot, rather).
POC Receptor BUG Communication Helmet: POC has always had some of the best looking brain buckets on the mountain. And this year, to make things just a little bit cooler, POC has partnered with Beats by Dre, integrating built-in headphones with stellar sound. Loud and safe! Read what the geeks are saying about this bad boy.
What gear are you most excited about this year? Head to any of our Heavenly Sports locations to get a jump start on your season.
~ Margo Stoney