One of the reasons we created AlpineReplay was so that you could push yourself on the mountain. Take one last run to hit a new high in vert, distance, airtime, or calories. You’d know that you hit that PR, but would anyone else?
Your PRs will now automatically appear on your session sheets so that you can see how you’re improving day by day. You don’t have to do anything special (except hit the mountain hard) and we’ll let everyone know how hard you’re charging.
ActiveReplay and Echelon Snowboards have teamed up to offer the ultimate snow package as a new reward in our Kickstarter campaign for Trace. The package includes a 2 day/2 night stay at Copper Mountain, a new Echelon Snowboard & bindings, 2 full-day lift tickets, and the opportunity to ski and snowboard with the Echelon team!
Echelon burst onto the scene a few years ago, focusing on the question, “In a sea of seemingly identical snowboarding companies, how can technology and innovation break through the clutter?” A lot of companies might pretend that’s their MO as well, but Echelon has the chops to back it up. With an atypical team of engineers, designers, former military contractors, and of course, avid snowboarders, they’re team combines style with some of most cutting-edge tech we’ve seen (and cutting edge tech is usually what we do best).
And they’re good people too. For military personnel, Echelon ships any new board for a flat $175 (you can email them directly to set that up).
We want to thank Echelon snowboards for their participation in our Trace campaign and in their support for our vision of the future of action sports.
yannicklarouche said: The session sheet are great! Now that the season is ending, it would be very cool to have a personal season sheet!
Great idea! I don’t think we’ll be able to pull this off for this season, but perhaps for next year.
This week we have a guest post from www.highoctanesport.co.uk which sells soft and hard goods for winter sports:
Skiing is one of the most exciting sports out there. Not only does it give you a full body workout but it’s also the reason why so many of us jet off to the French Alps, the beautiful heights of British Colombia or the snowy Swiss mountains every year for an exhilarating ski holiday.
The views are breathtaking, the sport is full of adrenaline and it’s a great way to get fit if you are looking to work out every muscle in your body. Skiing works on the core area, the lower leg, your knee flexors and extensors, the foot and ankle group and also the gluteal muscles.
As well as action-packed and challenging for your body, skiing can also be dangerous if you are not practiced. If you are new to the sport of skiing, it’s important to have the right skiing gear to keep you protected from the elements whilst you are out on the slopes.
Here are the ski wear must-haves for beginners:
- Ski goggles – these are essential. You must not ski without them. Ski goggles are designed to protect your eyes when you are out on the slopes, not only from the dangers of ice, snow and wind but also from UV rays which are very damaging. Most ski goggles come with UV protection and can give you the best vision whilst you’re skiing.
- Thermal base layers – although you will warm up once you get into the swing of skiing, temperatures can be as low as minus 6 degrees Celsius when you’re at a ski resort. Thermal layers are lightweight layers which you wear under your mid layers and they will keep you warm.
- Ski jacket and ski pants – specialist skiing clothing designed for the slopes is essential. They have water resistance, moisture wicking properties and are robust enough to absorb shock when you fall.
- Ski gloves – having the right gloves will keep your hands protected when you’re out in the snow. Specialist gloves are designed to keep your hands warm whilst allowing you to grip better.
- Winter hat – beanies are the most popular hats for snow sports. Never underestimate the importance of wearing a hat when you’re in such cold weather conditions. The sharp winds when you’re in action can cause discomfort in your ears so keeping them warm is a must!
Do you take awesome Instagram shots while up on the snow? AlpineReplay now integrates with Instagram! Here’s how it works:
1. Connect with Instagram
2. Run AlpineReplay per usual.
3. Take pictures with Instagram
4. After you submit data, AlpineReplay will automatically pull your first picture taken during that time period and turn it into your session sheet! Here’s a preview: