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New Ski resort technology coming to your mountain soon. Screens and Touchscreens on Lifts and Gondolas

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Best I can say is I like that in one of the pictures you can see a large digital Mountain trail map. Hope it can lower or offset future lift ticket price rises.


 

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It will offset nothing. Just another money grab. I remember they tried doing this at grocery stores back in the 90’s. Monitors at checkout lines playing commercials and a little news.
 

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Vail inc. has to be getting a electric thrill up their legs at the idea of this adding advertising potential for them. Its the Upgraded version of the Bathroom door and Urinal wall advertisement spaces. A captive audience that cant get away from it for 5-10 minutes.
 
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It will offset nothing. Just another money grab. I remember they tried doing this at grocery stores back in the 90’s. Monitors at checkout lines playing commercials and a little news.
It seems this has been repopularized at the gas pump. its super annoying

Vail inc. has to be getting a electric thrill up their legs at the idea of this adding advertising potential for them.
If they have any sense, which they likely don't, they'll know they will be destroyed fairly quickly. Plus I just can't see them working for long periods of time in the cold. I guess they could run off of the same battery that they use for the heated seats on those types of lifts since those chairs get recharged every night.
 

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It seems this has been repopularized at the gas pump. its super annoying


If they have any sense, which they likely don't, they'll know they will be destroyed fairly quickly. Plus I just can't see them working for long periods of time in the cold. I guess they could run off of the same battery that they use for the heated seats on those types of lifts since those chairs get recharged every night.
Especially when pumping gas and a voice shouts at you: “hey you!” Then the ad starts
 

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I wouldn’t care so much about what they want to show me on a video board but in Val D'Isere they had a gondola with free and open WiFi which came in handy for checking the mountain updates and Wx reports as well as access to their online trail map/trail closure stuff.
 

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yeah interesting about WP and I also have the same question. IF they can somehow integrate trail maps with the ads and hell maybe even lift waits I could be useful I guess.
 

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I'm getting deja Vu. Didn't this come up a couple of years ago and we had a thread on it?

The ski industry is getting too damn techy. Don't they realize people are there to be outdoors and get away from this kinda thing for the day?

Maybe I'll use it as an ash tray when I do a J in the Gondola.
 

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I'm getting deja Vu. Didn't this come up a couple of years ago and we had a thread on it?

The ski industry is getting too damn techy. Don't they realize people are there to be outdoors and get away from this kinda thing for the day?

Maybe I'll use it as an ash tray when I do a J in the Gondola.

I even leave my phone in the car while skiing.
 

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Cost $$$, so no frickin' way it'll ever happen at Vail properties in the east.
 

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I even leave my phone in the car while skiing.

Soon your phone will be your ski pass or digital lift ticket using low power Bluetooth.

They're marketing it as part of their zero waste initiative (plastic pass gets re used annually so that's BS). Just an excuse for Epic and others to access your data.

 

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Soon your phone will be your ski pass or digital lift ticket using low power Bluetooth.

They're marketing it as part of their zero waste initiative (plastic pass gets re used annually so that's BS). Just an excuse for Epic and others to access your data.

I believe there is a CAL against Waterville for a "breech of their stored data" aka Your CC #'s
Kinda funny since the Gov's family runs it.
 
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I saw some interesting tech in Val d'Isere when there in 2019. Not super techy but kind of nice - they had usb ports in one gondola so you could charge a phone on the ride up. Not only that, it also had a speaker system so you could play music over your phone as well. It was a very comfy and roomy gondi car with 4 molded seats.
 

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WHY + L + Ugly bar + Keep a trail map in your pocket + I'm not riding that + I will not buy products advertised on chairlift + Very ugly bar + Live in the real world for just FIVE MINUTES without media constantly being blasted in your face + Your company isn't even in the top 1000 companies according to Inc. Magazine
 

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Soon your phone will be your ski pass or digital lift ticket using low power Bluetooth.

They're marketing it as part of their zero waste initiative (plastic pass gets re used annually so that's BS). Just an excuse for Epic and others to access your data.

They already have our data.
 

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It will offset nothing. Just another money grab. I remember they tried doing this at grocery stores back in the 90’s. Monitors at checkout lines playing commercials and a little news.
This. Ticket prices ain’t going down.
 

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I saw some interesting tech in Val d'Isere when there in 2019. Not super techy but kind of nice - they had usb ports in one gondola so you could charge a phone on the ride up. Not only that, it also had a speaker system so you could play music over your phone as well. It was a very comfy and roomy gondi car with 4 molded seats.
Aspen’s Silver Queen also has cabins that allow you to play your music from your phone.
 
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