Last Minute Gift Guide

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 23, 2012 6:16 pm

The Gift of Sight – Recon MOD Live Goggles

Vision is one of the most important senses for a skier and snowboarder on the slopes. Recon Instruments has taken sight to the next level with their MOD Live system. Similar to Google’s Project Glass, Recon’s goggle technology allows winter sports enthusiasts the ability to stay connected while on the mountain. From GPS data, to speed, altitude, virtual trail maps and more, these goggles will keep you dialed in. Now with IOS compatibility, owners of both iPhones and Android smartphones can connect their devices to their Recon goggles for easy text messaging, and control of the system’s functions via the Recon Instruments App.

Buyers have the option of snagging Recon-infused offerings from their favorite goggle manufacturers, including Oakley, Smith Optics, and Zeal Optics.

Recon - Smith Optics I/O Smith Optics I/O Recon
Recon - Zeal Transcend Zeal Optics Transcend
Recon - Oakely Airwave Oakley Airwave 

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The Gift of iPhone Armor - Hitcase Pro

Hitcase has developed the ultimate protective case for the action sport enthusiast iPhone owner. With your beloved Apple smartphone tucked safe inside a Hitcase, you can count on it to be protected from water, shock, and dust particles! The best part is you can use your iPhone’s powerful camera to capture video and photos on the fly. The Hitcase Pro is equipped with high quality lens that allows both wide-angle and macro shots!

Hitcase with Mount 

 The Gift of Classic Style - O’Neill Snow O’Riginals Collection


;Neill is celebrating 60 years of innovation in the worlds of surf and snow active apparel. For their latest outerwear line, O’Neill Snow is kicking it old school with jackets and pants infused with materials that will take you back to 1952.

Check out more of the O’Riginals Line here, and take a peek at our video coverage of the O’Neill SIA Booth below to learn more.

O'Neill Snow - 2012/2013 O'Riginals Collection - Double Up Vest O'Neill Cover

The Gift of Riding Like a Pro – K2 Pettitor Pro-Model and HEAD Skis World Cup Rebels i.Speed

If following the turns of your favorite professional shredder is at the top of your list, then you need to start with the same tools your idol rocks on the slopes.

K2 recently introduced The Pettitor pro-model skis, inspired by the phenomenon himself, Mr. Sean Pettit. These planks are built with a tail designed to provide riders with more flexibility when finishing their landings switch. The overall experience affords next level confidence while throwing down in the powder.

K2 Skis Pettitor

For the speed demons out there, you can ride like Lindsey Vonn with the World Cup Rebels i.Speed by HEAD. These are high end skis, for those with experience and excellent stamina.

head i.speed

The Gift of Capturing the Moment - Sony Action Camera

Sony burst on the POV camera scene this year with their new Sony Action Cam. The three ounce camera system packs a serious punch , featuring a 16-megapixel sensor with HD video recording at 1280 x 720, 60 or 120 fps (slo-mo) or 1920 x 1080 at 30 fps. Action sports filmmakers can pretty much attach the camera anywhere they can think of. Each unit comes with a waterproof housing that can survive a trip through the powder fields or dives up to 197 feet in the ocean.

sony action cam side sony action cam snowboarding bundle