Inspired by night surfers wearing LEDs, Switchback Entertainment made this video for Salomon Freeski TV showing skiers wearing their own light suits. Strapped with EL-wire on their bodies, the skiers slalom down the powder covered mountain like it's The Grid. Awesome.
Columbia's Electro Amp jacket is arguably as teched out as a jacket can get really. Designed by a former Intel engineer, the jacket warms itself through the carbon-fiber threads woven into the coat. And even it recharges via USB.
If you think Android is limited to smartphones and tablets, think again. Recon Instruments have created new tech which will equip their goggles with the OS, able to run apps that deliver real-time info right in front of your face.
Skiing can be tough on your face, with all that cold, dry air freezing your lips to a state of chapped numbness. Not so with the ColdAvenger!
Giz reader, Jake Kirshner, needs your help. He's one of the final five semi-finalists in a Microsoft-sponsored competition to find a U.S student blogger/athlete to report from next year's Consumer Electronics Show (where we'll be ourselves), in addition to the Vancouver Winter Olympics. Jake's a Computer Science major…
I don't care that Ken Block's new Subaru-based Trax STI could be the fastest snow vehicle in the world. But if Brian manages to secure it for Snowmodo 2010, I'll be there with my red Zissou hat.
I challenge you to watch this video of a kite boarder being carried seemingly hundreds of feet up into the air without instinctively tightening up your sphincter. I say it's impossible. [Boing Boing]
Our Snowmodo reader meetup was this weekend. Whenever we set one of these events up, there's always the nagging worry it'll be dumb and no one will show up. You proved me wrong.
We're in Tahoe, and the Snowmodo reader meetup is happening right now. Here's a photostream of the festivities.
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.
We'll be meeting somewhere in town tonight, for an early drink. But we don't know where yet. So if you plan on going, follow our Snowmodo twitter feed.
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...
Saturday, at our Snowmodo reader event, we're going to be tabulating everyone's ski/snowboard runs TOTAL mileage for the day for the entire Gizmodo hivemind. If you have an iphone, use the Motion-x gps app.
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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.
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.
The Gadget: A small waterproof sports camera with mounts for handlebars, helmets, chests, surfboards, snowboards/skis, cars — almost anything. This cam has a 170-degree wide-angle lens. And it's cheap and amazing.
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.
The Gadget: Blazewear's heated vest is powered by a lithium ion pack and good for hours of user controlled heat. It also has a built in flashlight on the battery. It's very warm!
The Gadget: Rimless goggles with a locking lens plate for switching up the glass for sunny or cloudy days. A follow up to their I/O googles, but with improved foam sealing and shape.