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Get set for the ski season with the right tech

08.2.2016
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Hitting the piste this winter? Here’s how you can use tech to make your break even better.

Capture the action – as it happens

There’s nothing better than jumping out the chairlift and going down the slopes at full speed. All that fresh air and crisp, powdery snow under your skis.

Capture the view on the way down by strapping on a GoPro to film your run, and share it with friends and family when you get back home.

For a camera that’s easy to mount, try the lightweight GoPro Session.

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With it you can:

  • Attach it to your helmet, chest and board for different views using the mounting accessories
  • Drop it on the ground without breaking it – it’s shock-resistant and waterproof in case it falls in the snow
  • Relive your best tricks with slow-motion playback
  • Capture sound in windy conditions – audio capture reduces the sound of wind in the background

Venture off-piste

By now you’ve mastered the regular slopes – and there’s only so many times you can go down the Blue Run with the other intermediate skiers before it gets boring. You’re ready to hit the perilous terrain and tricky weather conditions of off-piste skiing. And still make it back to the hotel in time for the après ski, that is.

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Stay on track and avoid getting lost with a sportswatch that’s purpose-built for the great outdoors, like the Garmin Fénix 3.

With it you can:

  • Track your stats by setting up a skiing user profile. Use it to measure speed, distance and vertical drops
  • Get back safely, wherever you are. Built-in GPS lets you mark checkpoints like start or finish position, or the hotel bar
  • Get weather warnings in advance with a barometer that can predict changes in weather and temperature
  • Rely on a battery life of up to 16 hours in GPS mode

Snap holiday memories without damaging your camera

After your first few falls, you learned that skiing is not a sport for the faint hearted. Still, those bumps and bruises are all part of the experience – so you want a camera that can handle the odd tumble.

Shoot high-quality pictures on the slopes with an ultra-durable camera that’s built for action. The Nikon Coolpix S33 is specially designed for using in different conditions.

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With it you can:

  • Use your camera on the move without worrying about damage. It can withstand drops of up to 1.5m and is cold resistant down to -10°C
  • Get the best shot in your surroundings. Set it to one of 16 scene modes and it will automatically adjust for you
  • Capture moving images with target-finding autofocusing and motion blur for greater stability when you’re shooting
  • Take sharper, clearer photos in any weather condition with a sensor that captures more light

Create the right soundtrack for your skiing holiday

Get in the zone as you ski with music. Whether it’s by listening to relaxing tracks to stay in rhythm or a power anthem to pump you up before a Black Run, you’ll need a pair of headphones that can keep up with the pace.

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The Jaybird X2 wireless bud headphones connect to your Smartphone or MP3 player using Bluetooth, for quality audio without trailing wires getting in the way.

With it you can:

  • Ski with fewer distractions by controlling your music from your headset
  • Easily slip them under your bobble hat or helmet thanks to the compact design
  • Twist through the slopes without worrying about them falling out. The extra-secure fit slips snugly into your ears
  • Listen to music all day with 8 hours battery life on a single charge

So, whether it’s a new pair of headphones you need or some smart tech to make the most of each run, stop off at Dixons Travel on your way to the gate and we’ll help you find the right tech for you.