Best Walkie Talkies for Skiing (2019)

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Have an upcoming ski trip with the family or group of friends and looking for an easy way to stay in touch on the mountain?

Using two-way radios when you’re out on the mountain skiing is a great idea.  Walkie talkies allowing you to stay in communication even in areas with no phone signal or without relying on 3G data.

After many hours of research, I’ve reviewed the absolute best ski walkie talkies.

1. Motorola MR350R

My Top pick

Awesome features worth mentioning:
  • 121 privacy codes across 22 channels.
  • 23hr rechargeable battery life.
  • 2 belt clips and ergonomic hold.
  • iVox open mic feature and 20 ringtones.
Downsides
  • Range not as great as promised.
  • Not the sharpest sound quality.

Where to Buy?

Check Price on Amazon


2. Dewalt DXFRS300 Walkie-Talkies

Best Range

Awesome features worth mentioning:
  • Rugged design and shock resistant – will withstand 2m drops.
  • Voice-activated transmission.
  • 8-12 hours of battery life under normal use.
  • Backed by a lifetime warranty.
Downsides
  • Not that cheap.

Where to Buy?

Check Price on Amazon


3. Midland GXT1000VP4 FRS/GMRS Two-Way Radio

Awesome features worth mentioning:
  • Small compact size with a decent range across 22 privacy channels.
  • Very clear speakers, very little crackle when in range.
  • Can handle wear and tear, dirt and mud and some water.
  • Accepts AA batteries for multi-day use.
Downsides
  • 12 hour charge time.

Where to Buy?

Check Price on Amazon


4. Cobra ACXT645 Walkie-Talkie

Awesome features worth mentioning:
  • Two-port re-charging dock and takes AA batteries (2-4 days battery life).
  • Built-in flash-light comes in very handy.
Downsides
  • Advertised as waterproof, but only water resistant and rainproof.

Where to Buy?

Check Price on Amazon


5. Motorola Talkabout Radio T631

Best waterproof walkie talkie

Awesome features worth mentioning:
  • Floats in water and the flashlight automatically lights up.
  • Waterproof up to 30m of fully submerged.
  • Rugged, ergonomic design is great for outdoor adventures.
  • Comes with micro-USB charger and works with AA batteries for longer battery life.
Downsides
  • None yet!

Where to Buy?

Check Price on Amazon


 

Ski Walkie Talkies Buying Guide

When buying a walkie talkie specifically for skiing or snowboarding there is a number of key things to be on the lookout for.

Snowproofing

A broken walkie talkie is no good. When you’re out in the mountain the weather can turn quickly and heavy snow or whiteouts are common. So are wipeouts!

You’ll want to look for a walkie talkie with at least some level of protection against water. You don’t need a fully waterproof walkie talkie – but you need it to be at least water resistant so that you can use it while it’s snowing and no worry about the electronics getting damaged.

Battery Life

Most walkie talkies are USB rechargeable but you can extend your battery life by using a walkie talkie that also accepts AA batteries. This typically gives you 2-3 days of battery (but you sacrificed a slightly lower power and range).

 

Author: Simon Naylor

Hi – I’m Simon, I started NewToSki.com to write about everything I wish someone had told me when I started learning to ski.