Technology is moving fast in this day and age. Mobile apps are being developed to entertain, guide and make life that much easier for us. And finally an app has been developed for the ski slopes!
The Whistler Blackcomb mobile app is ahead of its time. This mobile app has the capability to replace all lift tickets. No more loosing your ticket on the slopes or it falling off the chair lift or struggling to grad it with your gloves. The app best features not only includes the ticket capability but the extras about the mountain.
- Real time updates notify the rider about run closures and weather conditions. Users can check the snowfall history and current temperatures, wind peaks, visibility, and current forecasts.
- The app is GPS capable and can track your runs and lifts already taken. The GPS keeps track of altitude change, distance, and speed.
- Users and see live webcams and view trail maps. Users can also see events happening on and around the mountain.
This app is complete will all the information a skier or snowboarder would need on the mountain. Plus you can link pictures and other news to twitter and facebook. The app is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch (3rd, 4th Generation), iPad and Android.
The Whistler Blackcomb app is a head of its time. It could be the start of the transformation of the ticketing offices at resorts and speed up waiting time at lifts.
To find out more information on the app can be found at, whistlerblackcomb.com/mobile/index.htm
(Picture above Courtesy of Whistler/Blackcomb)