On the slopes, the technology that helps everyone become excellent skiers

The digital age and technology have completely revolutionized the snow experience, changing every aspect from getting there to buying a ski pass, especially for those like me who change destinations at every opportunity. I still remember my childhood days when we had to think for half an hour longer at dawn to get our ski pass. Here Telepass has provided a far-sighted solution: thanks to a single subscription I can avoid queues at the toll booth and have access to most ski resorts without having to buy the ski pass in advance. In addition, the system calculates the cheapest tariff for me based on the times and days. And with the same solution I pay tolls and parking fees.

The ski pass linked to Telepass

However, the most significant revolution took place in the sporting experience. Since I tried Carv, I can’t live without it. It is a device that is placed inside the shoes and is equipped with 36 sensors that monitor balance, turn radius and pressure during descent on skis.

The ultra-thin insole (3 mm) to be inserted into ski boots monitors performance thanks to 36 pressure and motion sensors, CARV (199 €)

This tool evaluates my ski performance and technique and provides instant feedback for improvement. It’s like I have a digital master who supports and guides me every step of the way. The further development of the equipment is also noteworthy. Modern skis reduce vibrations to a minimum, while clothing, from thermal shirts to socks to jackets, is becoming more technical and made from lightweight but highly protective and comfortable materials. Ski goggles, especially those from Brescia startup Out Of, are becoming more and more advanced in their performance. The photovoltaic lens reacts immediately to changes in ambient light, without the use of batteries, but with solar energy. Augmented reality and virtual reality will open up new ways to experience the skiing experience in the near future. Smart glasses that superimpose useful information directly into the field of vision, allowing skiers to view maps, statistics and even interact with other enthusiasts via embedded displays, are becoming one of the pioneers of winter technology.

Electra 2 ski goggles, equipped with second generation IRID lenses that can automatically adjust their color according to the ambient light, in just 0.09 seconds and without the use of batteries, OUT OF (489 €).

For people with knee problems, innovations such as: Ski mojo They represent a turning point. This is the first exoskeleton designed specifically for skiing, a type of support that can be worn over or under the suit. A similar device is also used by soldiers in the field and by warehouse workers in more modern depots to lift significant weights. Ski mojo relieves pain and reduces pressure on the knees by 40 percent, resulting in significant relief. You can submit a request to try it out via the website. The entire snow sports experience is changing with high technology, making every aspect of a winter vacation simultaneously more accessible and convenient and more focused on personal development.

In my opinion, technological developments have also radically changed my approach to recovery after a day on the slopes. Personally, I trust Theragun, manufactured by Therabody, a leading US company in percussion therapy. This innovative treatment is intended to relieve muscle tension that arises from exercise or poor posture in everyday life. It works by transmitting short impulses that penetrate deep into the body tissues, stimulating blood circulation in the treated areas, improving mobility and accelerating the body’s regeneration process after an athletic performance. In this way, both muscle fatigue and chronic and daily pain are relieved. I also include suction therapy in my post-ski recovery protocol. This practice uses glass or silicone cups to create a vacuum on the skin, which activates blood circulation, reduces muscle tension and facilitates relaxation.

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