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Are all the new ski gadgets changing the nature of the sport?

Nate Hegyi Jan 21, 2019
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Alpine skiers look out at the French Alps from the Brevent summit on Feb, 23, 2018 near Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France. Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Are all the new ski gadgets changing the nature of the sport?

Nate Hegyi Jan 21, 2019
Alpine skiers look out at the French Alps from the Brevent summit on Feb, 23, 2018 near Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France. Sean Gallup/Getty Images
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Today, companies are using technology to make skiing down a cold mountain faster, more fun and more comfortable. That’s changing what used to be a pretty basic sport. There are now carbon fiber skis, USB-rechargeable heated jackets, and wearable apps that tell a person how well they are skiing. But is something lost with all this new tech?

This story was produced by the Mountain West News Bureau, a collaboration between Wyoming Public Media, Boise State Public Radio in Idaho, KUER in Salt Lake City and KRCC and KUNC in Colorado.

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