With smartphones all over the mountain, here are three things you should bring to help make your day on the mountain a bit better. Touchscreen gloves, a waterproof case, and a battery pack are must-haves. As technology gets smaller and lighter, look to smartphone-enabled goggles, video cameras and more. Learn more about my recommendations at the Breckenridge Blog.
If you want to read about how unsatisfying it is to flip your husband off in mittens when he takes you on a harder run than you wanted to do, this post about my day in ski school over at Breck is for you.
If you want to read about how I learned to combat my “back seat” tendencies, this post about my day in ski school is for you.
If you want to read about spreading peanut butter on bread as a metaphor for good turning technique, this post about my day in ski school is for you.
If you don’t want to read about any of those things, this post about my day in ski school is still for you because pretty much none of that is directly referenced in the article and I’m pretty sure you’ll love it anyway.
Here’s an excellent video of the guys over at CloudGate Ariel Cinematography showcasing their innovative approach to filming ski races: flying drones with video cameras attached. The result: a seamless, single shot overhead, alongside, and even in front of racers as they travel down the hill.
Check out the footage as they film a practice day for the Steamboat Winter Sports Club Snowboard Race Team at Copper Mountain.
(Thanks for sending this along, Dad.)
This 2013/2014 season is going to be another great one, I can feel it. The snow is falling. A few mountains are already open. Ah, winter. I also know we’re going to have a great year because the various resorts have been working hard to innovate, improve and better the visitor experiences. Here’s a round-up…
I love that the EpixMix iPhone app was just updated… Weeks before season end… And not to support the 6-month old iPhone 5.
Great news! It was only just a few years ago when Google first started equipping snowmobiles with their “Street View” cameras and mapping various resorts. Now a new mountain-based effort has launched and ski resort maps are now on Google Maps. Just pull up the Google Maps app on your smartphone and you’ll see all…
I’m very excited to get to poke around at the new “Pro” features at OpenSnow.com. Check out what the guys over at OpenSnow.com have launched (the site is still free) for paid accounts, starting at “Pro”:
- 10 day forecasts
- forecast trends
- webcam comparison for locations
- quick answer Q&A with forecasters
- 10 “favorites” on the site
Plus you get the warm and fuzzy feeling for supporting a small (local) business. So, sign up now?