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The travel kit list: the best winter sports gear for 2023




5. Elan Voyager

Billing itself as the world’s first fully functional, foldable all-mountain ski, the Voyager is, as it suggests, aimed at skiers who want the convenience of having their own kit under their feet on the mountain, but not the hassle oversized recording. luggage during the trip. Folding to less than a meter long, when opened, the skis use a four-axis mechanism that binds and seals the ski together at the fold joint. This combines with a carbon-reinforced carrier fusion plate. Think: compact, stable and grippy, snappier both on the slopes and in transit. £1,420.

6. Carv Digital Ski Trainer

Carv is a digital ski coach that collects real-time data via ultra-thin pads in ski boots and transmits the results to an app. Scoring is based on a variety of technical areas including balance, edge, pressure and direction, and it is also possible to have live instruction on the track via headphones. It’s a fun gadget that’s also very precise – for skiers who want it all, this really is the ultimate gadget. £149 (plus subscription).

7. Level Rover

Originally a dedicated snowboard brand when launched over 30 years ago, Level has now become one of the world’s most recognized winter sports glove specialists, producing warm performance gloves for professional athletes and amateur skiers. The Rover is packed with features and is partly made from supple goat leather, with Primaloft insulation, keeping hands warm down to -17°C. Ideal for freeride skiers on cold winter days. £90.

8. Pilot Solomon

Salomon’s two-in-one system integrates goggles into a sleek helmet. Visors have proven to be an alternative to goggles for years, but the Driver takes the technology one step further by creating a high-end helmet with a modern look that is seriously cool. It’s packed with smart features like MIPS (impact protection), a merino wool liner, and the magnetic SIGMA PHOTO lens. The visors are also designed to fit over optical goggles. £320.