The New Materials That Are Revolutionizing Helmet Safety Right Now

Modern helmet construction hasn't changed significantly since the adoption of styrofoam impact absorption in the 1960s. But new materials and construction methods are improving safety, in some cases absorbing 30 percent more energy than their styrofoam equivalents. And you can buy helmets made from them today. » 3/18/15 6:26pm 3/18/15 6:26pm

How To Survive An Avalanche

Want to have fun in the snow outside a ski resort? Then avalanches are going to be a huge risk. 35 people were killed by them in the US last winter alone. But, with a little preparation, a few gadgets and some basic knowhow, they can be survivable. » 3/13/15 12:21pm 3/13/15 12:21pm

Urban snowboarder jumps from one rooftop to another in this crazy video

The fact that Dan Brisse is a profesional snowboarder doesn't make this any less nuts. Dan climbs to the top of a four story parking, puts his snowboard on, gets pulled by a truck to get speed and finally jumps landing on the rooftop of the building across the street. Crazy! » 5/22/14 7:21pm 5/22/14 7:21pm

Insane guy rappels down a vertical rock wall to snowboard at hyperspeed

Watch snowboarder Xavier de la Rue arriving to the top of a mountain in a helicopter, then rappelling down a rocky cliff in order to be able to speed down an almost vertical virgin snow tube. It feels exhilarating to watch it—I can't even imagine how it must feel in real life. » 4/11/14 10:29pm 4/11/14 10:29pm

Holy cow, I can't believe this dude snowboarded down this snow wall

You see that speck at the top of the mountain? That's snowboarder Matt Annetts standing on top of a 3600 feet tall mountain face that's so steep it looks completely vertical. And he's going to snowboard down the whole damn thing. And you get to watch him. And yeah, it's nuts. Breath evaporatingly nuts. » 2/28/14 10:03pm 2/28/14 10:03pm

How the Snurfer Became the Snowboard

It's about that time when when days off mean more time shredding the slopes—or at least trying to mitigate ass-bruising. But before you go, take a look at the thing that will carry you down the hill. That simple board has 45 years of engineering and optimization built into it—all so we can do crazy things with piles… » 11/17/11 4:00pm 11/17/11 4:00pm

Watching These People Snowboard Down Giganto Mountains Scares Me Crazy

Winter is coming. Maybe it doesn't seem like it but once the clock ticks a wee bit more, it's going to get cold, it's going to snow and it's going to be SNOWBOARDING SEASON. To get a little taste, watch these guys snowboard down gigantically scary mountains. I will never be this cool. » 10/11/11 6:00pm 10/11/11 6:00pm

The ContourROAM Action Camera: Small, Cheap, and Mighty Fine

We just got some playtime with the ROAM, a new action-minded video camera from Contour. Its strong, no-frills design and 1080p video makes it very competitive with similarly-priced GoPros. » 9/08/11 9:00am 9/08/11 9:00am

A Blizzard of Awesome Gifts for Powder Hounds

One of the best things about Winter is a fresh blanket of pristine snow. And the gear that helps you ride down it. Here are some gifts for the powderhounds in your life. » 11/24/10 4:20pm 11/24/10 4:20pm

Smart Helmet Provides Injury Awareness on the Slopes

The only thing worse than embarrassing yourself while skiing or snowboarding is messing up your cranium in the process. Enter the Head Impact Detection and Alert System, a sophisticated helmet that both detects and signals brain injuries as they occur. » 7/15/10 5:00pm 7/15/10 5:00pm

Win a Gnu Danny Kass Snowboard With Power Banana Technology

After testing a banana tech snowboard last year, Lib/Gnu sent me this Danny Kass banana board. With C2BTX technology, the tips are turned down a bit to help with pop. I love it. You should take it off my hands. » 2/19/10 1:59pm 2/19/10 1:59pm

The Secret Snowboarding Superpipe

Tonight's the Men's Olympics Snowboarding Halfpipe event. Have you heard of Shaun White's personal superpipe in which he compressed the training equivalent of years into a day, mastering insane new tricks that I can't even wrap my brain around? » 2/17/10 10:17pm 2/17/10 10:17pm

More Gadget Gifts For Ski Bums

I just updated my winter outdoor gadget gift list with a number of newly tested pieces of gear. [Gifts for Outdoor Geeks Not Afraid of Sunshine or Sweat. Pictured, the Eton FR 600 Radio in our guide] » 12/08/09 3:12am 12/08/09 3:12am

Giz's Snowmodo Reader Meetup: Saturday, April 4th, Northstar at Tahoe

Our Snowmodo meetup in Tahoe, CA is on Saturday, chock with snow, gadgets and fun for everyone — even if you can't ski or snowboard. Here's everything you need to know about coming. » 4/03/09 4:59pm 4/03/09 4:59pm

Zune Party Featuring Morgan Page at Snowmodo

Grammy nominated DJ/Producer Morgan Page will be playing the Zune party at Snowmodo this Saturday at Northstar-at-Tahoe. Not enough to excite you? How about custom Snowmodo Zunes or our Official Snowmodo Soundtrack... » 4/02/09 5:19pm 4/02/09 5:19pm


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The Prizes at Snowmodo

We have an absurd amount of prizes to give away at our Snowmodo event on Saturday April 4th at Northstar, so if you're planning on attending you'll have a very good chance of winning something. » 3/31/09 3:59pm 3/31/09 3:59pm

Save on Northstar Lodging for Snowmodo

Northstar-at-Tahoe has provided Gizmodo with a coupon code that will save you up to 30% on lodging booked for our Snowmodo event. So come up early, stay at Northstar and grab a drink with us. » 3/24/09 6:15pm 3/24/09 6:15pm

Two Weeks Before the Snowmodo Reader Meetup

Whoa, our Snowmodo Event is only two weeks away! If our already impressive list of company attendance and planned events wasn't enough to get you excited our announcements next week should grab your attention. » 3/20/09 5:57pm 3/20/09 5:57pm