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GPS 'Satski' is a pricey way to enjoy the slopes

The unit has some useful features but reportedly costs $3,000.

Satski

If it's possible for skiers and boarders to actually agree on anything other than their shared love of snow, it might be something like this. The "Satski" is a GPS device developed specifically for the slopes to provide such invaluable information as the best runs, levels of difficulty and--most important--which lifts have the shortest lines.

Like Garmin's "Edge" line for bikes, the Satski can also store uploaded information that can be shared with others, as well as record such real-time performance stats as speed, distance and altitude. And for the apre-ski lodge, Gadgetizer says it has an MP3 player and games to boot.

There's just one problem--it costs almost $3,000. Which means we'll have to stick with the brandy snifter and fake cast for accessories.