WinterPRIDE is well underway in Whistler, BC, one of the most well-known gay ski weeks in the world, and it is bigger than ever as they mark their 20th anniversary of being out on the slopes.
From the Thursday night pool party to the Snowball dance, there are over 65 events and activities – pretty much something for everyone. For the technophiles out there, there are many apps and gadgets tailored for the slopes.
Having previously worked in the ski industry for many years I have tried all the latest gear. I am still an avid skier and I’m excited about these hot gadgets that Caya, the trend-setting retail experience by TELUS, has picked out to try this year.
WinterPRIDE is going to be the most fun this season on the snow – see you there!
oh, and if all else fails, you can always resort to GuySpy or Grindr, which use GPS technology to locate the hottest guys in your area.
Top Three Gadgets
Liquid Image Ski Goggles – $279.99 at Caya
There’s no better way to show off your skills than documenting that jump with video taken from your own goggle-cam. Creates 5 mega pixel HD video, records up to 30 frames per second and can store up to 711 minutes of footage.
Fuji Finepix XP20 Camera – $169.99 at Caya
If you are most likely to be spotted on the bunny slopes or in the bar this weekend then a waterproof camera is for you. You can capture memorable moments both on and off the slopes with this water, shock and freeze proof camera that comes in sexy blue or green. Features include 14 Mega Pixels, HD Video Recording and 5x Optical Zoom.
Glider Gloves – $29.99 at Caya
Pro-riders know there is nothing more painful than removing gloves to take pictures or use a cellphone. These thick, super warm and durable touch screen compatible winter gloves solve the dilemma. They come in charcoal or sand colour, feature anti-slip grip and work with any touch screen device
Top Three Apps
Satski – The world’s best-selling GPS ski & snowboard app provides live speed, vertical and distance with real-time location, navigation and tracking on easy-to-read trail maps. Maps are loaded to your phone so you don’t pay roaming charges while skiing.
GayCities – is a free app that allows you to find LGBT friendly bars, restaurants, clubs and hangouts, with reviews from like-minded people and a mapping feature to help you find locations.
Whistler Blackcomb Live – Whistler Blackcomb’s official app, powered by TELUS, gives real-time mountain information including lift status, trail conditions, weather, maps and webcams, plus GPS capabilities allowing you to track your vertical.