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The high tech ski gear worth buying ahead of your trip to La Tania

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Whether you’re a family looking to have some fun or a young couple desperate for a getaway on the slopes, La Tania is capable of giving you the ski holiday of a lifetime. Like with most of the modern world, though, technology can help make your trip go even better.

Like with many other aspects of life in 2020, technological advancements have made an impact on many outdoor activities, with skiing getting a technological facelift in recent times. It’s no different to advancements made in other areas, where one quick look at the gaming landscape will tell you just how far it has progressed with licensed online in the UK adding more and more games, alongside introductions such as augmented reality and virtual reality headsets. Skiing has had a similar makeover, with numerous gadgets proving particularly popular of late.

With more and more skiers investing in new forms of technology, we thought we’d go through some of the best high tech ski gear well worth considering before you venture out to La Tania.

GoPro Hero8 Black
One of the major appeals of going skiing is the ability to capture some amazing pictures and footage when you’re doing it, which is why many skiers like to invest in gadgets ideal for capturing the best snaps like the GoPro Hero8 Black. The device is easy to use, it’s light, and it comes with a much better camera than previous versions. Overall, if you’re looking to capture some memories from your ski trip, then you really can’t go wrong with the GoPro Hero8 Black.

Glade Adapt goggles with photochromic lens
The Glade Adapt goggles with a photochromic lens are the perfect pair of goggles to purchase if you’re wanting to enjoy your skiing to its maximum potential. The photochromic lens allows you to take in all the colours you experience in the best way possible as it changes colours according to the lighting conditions. These type of goggles can be incredibly expensive, but for around £100 at the time of writing, you’d be getting a fantastic product.

Smith 4D MAG Goggles
A pair of goggles that have received rave reviews, the Smith 4D MAG goggles are worth considering. They come with a wider field of view, a 5x antifog inner lens with AirEvac Integration Technology that essentially gets to work on stopping your goggles from fogging up, alongside two levers that easily release the lens. It’s a product that is hard to describe in reality but try it on and give it a go on the slopes and you’ll really see for yourself just how good it is.

Seirus HeatTouch Hellfire
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Skiing is cold, which is why investing in a good pair of gloves with proven heated technology fitted inside is needed. The HeatTouch Hellfire glove comes with a strong battery that can keep them heated for up to 12 hours, allowing you to get some serious time in on the slopes before your hands start to feel the cold.

Smith Level Helmet
A helmet like no other, the Smith Level Helmet is lighter than previous models and offers excellent protection, which is obviously vital when skiing. Equipped with a state of the art MIPS brain-protection system alongside a whole host of other impressive and protective features, this a helmet that also offers a lot of comfort. It’s easily adjustable and you won’t get too hot and sweaty in it thanks to its impressive ventilation either. If you’re after a solid helmet for you or a loved one, then the Level helmet by Smith is a brilliant option.

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