Ski gloves are no longer as effective in preventing the spread of snowmelt as they once were, according to the British ski resort Breckenbury.
The resort has been testing its latest range of ski gloves to see if they can offer protection in extreme conditions, such as snowstorms.
It was not until 2013 that ski gloves were developed as the best way to prevent the spread and damage of the bacteria that cause snowmottling.
The British ski industry is one of the most advanced in the world and the vast majority of resorts around the world are using the new technologies.
Breckensbury said the gloves are far safer than they were a few years ago and its also a great way to protect your fingers.
“We are looking at a range of technologies, from synthetic leather to the most modern technology, which will provide the best protection to the wearer,” said Breckenfolds ski manager, Simon White.
“The gloves will be tested on a range to see how they perform in the harshest conditions, from snowmobiles to mountain bikers, but they have been designed with the most up-to-date safety standards in mind.”
White said it was not a “one size fits all” product and the gloves would vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.
“Our gloves will provide you with the best of both worlds, and we’ve also included a full list of manufacturers and their products,” he said.
“There are many manufacturers that have made ski gloves over the years, but we’re looking at some that are ready to roll.”
The gloves are designed to be worn under a ski helmet and will be available in different colours, from blue to grey.
“It’s important to us that we have our products as close to the manufacturer’s specifications as possible, so we’ll be making the best choice for the manufacturer and the consumer,” said White.
Breckenburys new gloves are available in four colours: blue, green, grey and white.
“When it comes to safety, we believe the only way to stay ahead of the virus is to stay safe with our products,” said Mr White.
The company said it would be making its latest offering available to the public on Saturday.
Brecks ski gloves will not replace ski goggles but are a more effective way to provide protection, Breckburys said.
They are designed with a rubberized coating which is soft to touch and provides the wearer with maximum protection and dexterity.
Breks gloves are the latest in a series of safety innovations that have been developed by Breck’s safety team.