Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Portable Powder. Ski Utah Leverages Snow Report with New Technology

With snowstorms in the forecast there has never been a better time for skiers and snowboarders to acquaint themselves with Ski Utah's state-of-the-art snow reporting systems. Ski Utah has revolutionized snow reporting with an upgraded snow report and iPhone app allowing skiers to get the most up-to-date information on The Greatest Snow on Earth.
Ski Utah has enhanced its snow report to provide afternoon snow totals, historical data, resort specific weather forecasts, and terrain park information along with 24-hour and 48-hour snow totals. Continuing the popular "Monster Dump" tradition, Ski Utah snow report users are also eligible to win a case of Monster beverage each time Utah receives a "Monster Dump" (12 inches of snow or more in 24 hours). Users simply log on to SkiUtah.com and click on the green "Monster Dump" banner to enter. The Ski Utah snow report can be accessed by phone, email, RSS feed, mobile alert, mobile web browser, or by simply visiting Ski Utah website.
Tech-savvy snow enthusiasts can engage in "teachreation" by downloading Ski Utah's cutting-edge iPhone app made famous by author Paul Tolme in the 2009 October issue of SKI magazine. The new app includes resort snow reports, "Monster Dump" alerts and, links to Hot Deals and the Ski Utah Yeti Flickr page which highlights the latest snapshots of Utah resorts. A recent study by AdMob (one of the world's largest mobile advertisers) indicates that iPhone traffic now accounts for nearly half of all smartphone requests in the U.S. Using the Ski Utah app, one quick tap on the screen might frostbite fingers as powder has never been this portable. The iPhone app is available on the Apple Application Store, free to all iPhone users. To download the app visit skiutah.com/winter/snow_report/mobile/index.html/.
With so many ways to get the Ski Utah Snow Report, there is no excuse to be the last person calling in with the powder-flu.