Park City Mountain Resort: There is Now an App for That (on iPhone, iPad, and Android)

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 5, 2012 10:09 am

If you’re en route to Park City Mountain Resort this season you’ve got an amazing new resource to compliment your visit. Thanks to the resort’s new mobile app, guests can utilize their smart phones to plan, track and share their experience on the slopes. The application is available on iPhone, iPad and Android devices, and will serve as a great tool to get around the mountain and share photos and stats with their social networks. The app will also allow lift tickets to be loaded (and reloaded) to a users device for an effortless lift line experience.

“We are always looking for new ways to enhance the guest experience. Our app’s ability to plan, track and share the on-mountain experience allows Resort guests to discover a new engagement with the mountain,” said Geoff Buchheister, director of finance at Park City Mountain Resort. “Meanwhile, the ability for users to reload their lift tickets conveniently allows them to skip lines at the ticket windows and spend more time skiing and riding.”

Through the wonders of technology, the Resort app provides guests the ability to see real-time mountain information providing critical info such as lift operation status, trail conditions and live weather feeds. There is a “My Mountain Planner” function that lets users customize their own tour around the resort by filtering their results based on ability level and type of terrain they are most interested in riding on.

  

After the day of skiing and snowboarding, users can review their statistics which includes number of runs, total vertical, max speed and overall distance traveled. They can then share and compare their results with friends and family thanks to the app’s Facebook and Twitter integration.

Park City has recently invested in new Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) upgrades for their lift access gates. The app takes advantage of this upgrade through the new E-tickets that can be loaded on smart phones. Visitors will be able to avoid the wait in ticket lines and make their way directly to the lift line. Not only will this reduce the wait time for skiers and snowboarders in lift and ticket lines, but it will leave a much smaller environmental impact than the printed tickets and hangers.  

The Park City Mountain Resort app is available now in iTunes and Android Market.

 

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