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The Secret Stash - Vail Resorts Launches EpicMix™ For Upcoming Ski Season

Posted by Breckenridge Associates Real Estate on Sunday, November 21st, 2010 at 8:22pm.

Track and share activity on the ski slopes this winter ski season when Vail Resorts debuts EpicMix, a cutting-edge and innovative free gaming application for skiers and snowboarders available at the Vail Resorts family of ski resorts – Breckenridge, Keystone, Vail, Beaver Creek and Heavenly. EpicMix will launch at the resorts this December.

What is EpicMix?
EpicMix is simple with three basic components.

The first is to capture your own skier data and you can create personal goals on the slopes. For example, it can track which lifts you’ve ridden for the day and how many times you’ve ridden them, how many skier days you’ve had for the season among other activities.

The second component is you are rewarded along the way as you complete certain activities. Various accomplishments, such as riding the Imperial Lift at Breckenridge will reward you with a pin – the “Imperial Palace” pin to be specific to this Breckenridge activity. Lapping the Outback Express at Keystone twice in one day will get you “The Outback” pin. Do you ever try to ride first chair? Get rewarded for it with the “First Chair” pin. You get the picture. There are lots of different rewards for various tasks completed in the ski day, depending which resort you’re skiing and where you are on the mountain.

The final component is sharing your accomplishments with your friends if you choose to do so. You can connect your EpicMix account with Facebook and show your activity to your friends in a similar way as Facebook Places or FourSquare does – appearing on your profile as a news update. This can step up the game and by adding a little competitive factor to the mix. You can also use the application to track where your friends are skiing at the resort that day.

Who can use EpicMix?
Any skier or snowboarder resort guest at Breckenridge, Keystone, Vail, Beaver Creek or Heavenly who has a Season Pass or PEAKS ticket. These pass/ticket products are loaded onto a hard ticket with (((RF))) “Radio Frequency” stamped on the back of the pass. 

Do I need a GPS Device or a SmartPhone?
No, the only thing you need is the (((RF))) hard ticket/pass. And, unlike Facebook Places or FourSquare, you don’t need to “check in” either. Guests will just need to get their passes scanned at each lift and then the system tracks everything through the radio frequency chips on the passes. To share your results and track your friends, however, you need to be logged in via the computer, iPhone or Android phone.

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