i got a sony mini dv, this thing is inanely small with a touch screen and pretty sick. theres a way to filter out the bright light off the snow as well. it isnt cheap though but technically its my parents
Haha yeah I tried stealing something from my parents this weekend. Unfortunatly they only have one camera and did not seem to keen on letting me have it haha. I suppose paying a little more might be worth it for the smallness.
An option for you to look at as well is something called the "go pro". It's a camera alot of longboarders have been using for quite some time, and the quality is pretty rad. They go for about $160, depending on where you look.