An Alarm Clock App That Wakes Skiers Earlier For Freshly Fallen Snow

For devoted skiers, there's nothing quite like finding a slope covered in a blanket of fresh snow. And with Helly Hansen's First Tracks alarm clock app, they'll have a better chance at being the first on the mountain after an overnight snowfall since it automatically wakes you up earlier if there's fresh powder to be… » 5/30/14 4:30pm 5/30/14 4:30pm

With a Kevlar-Lined Shirt, You're Not Completely Screwed in a Crash

Pay attention as the weather gets warmer: you're gonna see a lot of motorcyclists riding around in regular street clothes, nothing but hopes and dreams protecting them from nasty road rash should things get tumbly. Well, maybe not all of them—hopefully, some will be wearing Crave's kevlar-lined Axe shirt, which looks… » 4/23/14 5:00pm 4/23/14 5:00pm

This Helmet Knows When It's Too Damaged To Protect Your Head

Helmets made with a liner material called expanded polystyrene will protect your head during a ski accident, but need to replaced after the first major impact. Helmet liners made from expanded polypropylene, though, can endure multiple impacts before needing a replacement. Using a series of sensors inside its liner,… » 3/11/14 5:40pm 3/11/14 5:40pm

There's an Airbag Hidden Inside This Lightweight Ski Jersey

Dainese has been developing a wearable airbag system the company hopes will help save skiers from broken bones and injuries after a wipeout on the slopes. And somehow, it's managed to fit all of the hardware into a jersey that doesn't look like it adds much bulk or weight to a skier's outfit. Because after all, safety… » 3/06/14 5:20pm 3/06/14 5:20pm

Subtle Snowy Camo Pattern Helps US Skiers Hide Bumpy Moguls Runs

We've already seen (or haven't) the nearly invisible waterproof zippers that Columbia introduced on its sportswear designed for various Olympians competing at Sochi. But the uniforms designed specifically for the US moguls ski team have another hard-to-spot feature that could give them a small advantage in competition. » 2/10/14 3:00pm 2/10/14 3:00pm

The Most Unusual Sports in Winter Olympics History

Everybody gets the gist of the Winter Olympics. Skiing, hockey, figure skating, various sled races—we're all familiar with the classics. But did you know that dogs once competed in the Winter Olympics? Have you heard of the sport that's a cross between hockey and soccer? The Olympics used to be weird, man. » 2/07/14 12:20pm 2/07/14 12:20pm

Watch a skier zoom through a forest of trees at unreal speeds

If skiing isn't enough of a thrill for you, why not up the ante and zoom through a whole forest? And if that's still not enough for you, why not make it even scarier by going at warp freaking speed? That's what Candide Thovex and Aziz Benkrich did. The GoPro footage from their latest ski run is a thrill ride that… » 12/19/13 8:25pm 12/19/13 8:25pm

Bluetooth Ski Helmet Speakers End Frozen Lift-Line Fingers Forever

Some purists will definitely argue with this, but skiing (or snowboarding) isn't really complete without music. Not to mention the necessity of making and receiving phone calls with your comrades. Thus, most of us spend each lift ride fumbling with gloves, wires, and buttons in sub-freezing temperatures. No longer. » 8/21/13 5:01pm 8/21/13 5:01pm

Watch This Renegade Phone Pull Off Its Own Aerobatic Stunts at the X…

We've all broken our share of phones, and generally the only day-to-day danger they face is a three or four foot fall, or maybe the odd puddle of water. Norwegian X-Games competitor PK Hunder's phone had a bit more to deal with when he lost it in mid-air, half-way through a 720 during practice yesterday. » 1/27/13 6:00pm 1/27/13 6:00pm

The World's Biggest Indoor Ski Park Will Set a New Precedent For…

At over 240,000 square feet Ski Dubai is currently the largest indoor skiing facility in the world. But a Danish architectural firm believes that record should belong to Denmark, and so has designed and proposed an indoor ski facility for the city of Randers that will safely snatch the title of world's biggest from… » 12/17/12 12:00pm 12/17/12 12:00pm