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Vail kicks off real time lift app

Hannah Edensor

Vail Resorts has announced EpicMix Time, an expansion of their ski and snowboard app, which will allow guests at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone to access real-time lift line wait times when on the slopes.

This will enable them to better navigate the mountain and make the most out of their ski and ride experience. Leveraging recently developed technology, EpicMix Time will calculate and display up-to-the-minute chairlift and gondola line wait times across 55 core lifts and gondolas, as well as 13,600 acres of skiable terrain in Colorado.

“EpicMix Time delivers time transparency to our guests, showing them lift line wait times across the mountain, providing them with information to choose where to ski and ride, and giving them more time on the slopes,” Vail Resorts’ executive vice president and chief marketing officer Kirsten Lynch said.

“This is just another innovation from our team that introduces more digital technology to the mountain in a way that does not interfere with the guest experience or the incredible beauty of our mountain resorts.”

EpicMix Time will debut during the 2015-16 winter season at the company’s four Colorado resorts – Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone. After piloting the program in Colorado, Vail Resorts plans to expand EpicMix Time to its other destinations in upcoming seasons, as well as expanding the program to give updates on on-mountain restaurant and retail store wait times as well. Vail Resorts is currently testing this ground-breaking technology at Perisher Resort in Australia, which is currently in the middle of their ski season.

Vail Resorts also just released a new season pass for Australian skiers and riders looking to access the best of the U.S. and Australia.

The Epic Australia Pass replaces Perisher’s Freedom Pass with a new look and unmatched benefits, and now includes access to nine world-class resorts in the United States, in addition to unlimited access to Perisher, in New South Wales.

The Epic Australia Pass is on sale now for only AU$749 for adults, AU$429 for students and AU$499 for seniors. Valid from June 2016 through June 2017, the Epic Australia Pass allows for year-round skiing and snowboarding at a value unmatched in the industry.

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