Best Camera for Snowboarding & Skiing: Epic Shots with Insta360 ONE X2

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Finding the best camera for snowboarding or skiing is a tough task, so, we’ve made it easy for you. With Insta360 ONE X2, you can get shots you can’t get with any other camera, edit with ease and share your best lines in a few taps. 

What’s unique about Insta360 ONE X2? First of all, it’s a 360-degree action camera. You may be thinking “I don’t want to share 360-degree videos, so why do I need a 360 camera for skiing?” Here’s why: A 360 camera enables you to capture third-person angles that are impossible to shoot with traditional action cameras. It’ll transform how you shoot skiing videos entirely. And you can still share your shots as flat videos on social media just like with any other camera. 

Whether you’re hitting the slopes by board or skis, ONE X2 is cold weather ready. Check out the shots below to see how you can shoot better videos with ONE X2 as your go-to camera for skiing and snowboarding. 

The number one reason: The Invisible Selfie Stick. 

No drone? No problem. Insta360 ONE X2 can make your selfie stick invisible

That guy there? He’s holding the camera. ONE X2 makes it look like there’s a drone following you by removing the selfie stick automatically from your shot. This effect is only possible with a 360 camera like ONE X2, due to the camera’s dual-lens design, which enables the stick to be stitched out of the video. Never take “stick pics” again. 

If you’re feeling up to some really wild shots, pick up the Extended Selfie Stick. It’s a ton of fun. Just be careful on the ski lift, it’s 3 meters long. 

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It turns invisible as a skiing helmet camera too.

Don’t want to hold a selfie stick while you go down the mountain? Insta360 ONE X2 can be used as a skiing helmet camera too. 

With the Snow Bundle, you’ll get a helmet adhesive mount for traditional action shots. For third person views, you can also mount the extension rod on your helmet and the rod will turn invisible too. 

And with a skiing camera backpack. 

Another option to keep your hands free is a skiing camera backpack or the Insta360 Back Bar accessory. With a skiing camera backpack, you can slot the selfie stick into the backpack to hold it in place — just make sure it’s mounted tightly so it doesn’t fall out. With the Back Bar accessory, you can use the waist strap to secure the selfie stick behind you. 

Whichever accessory you choose, you’ll get epic aerial shots as you ski down the slopes. 

Reframe your run.

As a 360 skiing camera, Insta360 ONE X2 shoots in every direction so you don’t have to worry about aiming your camera. This is how a 360 camera really comes in clutch on powder day. You can simply focus on your line and choose the direction you want after the fact in the app. You’ll never miss a shot again.

Want to speed up your reframing? Deep Track your line instead. Deep Track lets you focus on a subject, let’s say you, grinding a rail. Simply select your body in the app then let the software do what it does best. It’ll reframe the footage for you, keeping you center frame in the shot.

It even works if you go behind an obstacle. Cool eh? 

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Stabilize even the toughest of moguls. 

Any video you shoot with ONE X2 will come out super smooth due to Insta360’s proprietary FlowState Stabilization and Horizon Lock algorithms.

The camera’s 360-degree capture capabilities mean you can rotate the camera in any direction (say when hitting a flip) and the video will remain upright the entire time thanks to 360 Horizon Lock.

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That’s just a glimpse of why Insta360 ONE X2 is the best camera for snowboarding and skiing. On top of those epic shots, ONE X2 is also waterproof (and snowproof) up to 10m. Its cold-weather-ready 1630mAh battery will keep you shooting for up to 80 minutes, and it’s replaceable if you want to pack a spare too. 

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For more shooting tips, check out our YouTube Tutorials channel. We have a dedicated playlist for using an Insta360 camera for skiing and snowboarding. 

ONE X2 is available to purchase on the Insta360 Store. For a limited time only, you can also get a pair of free extra lens guards with your purchase if you sign up here.

All that reframing sound a bit wild?

No worries. For something a little more streamlined, try Insta360 GO 2. This tiny mighty action cam weighs just 27g and shoots ultra-wide flat videos straight out of the camera. It’s the best small action camera for skiing you’ll find. 

Keen to keep up to date on Insta360 user stories? Keep an eye on our blog. See the latest and join in on the discussion by joining Insta360’s user group.


  1. Connor 2020/01/30 at 10:30 am

    Do I need the waterproof housing while I’m in the snow?


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