Vail Valley: Resort Technology Partners unveils iPhone app for mountain navigation
Vail, CO, Colorado
For the first time, skiers and snowboarders can use augmented reality, a new mobile technology made possible by the iPhone 3GS, to navigate trails and on-mountain features at select North American ski resorts.
Using an application developed by Vail Valley-based Resort Technology Partners, “REALSKI” allows riders to view their surroundings while the application overlays digital graphics showing nearby lifts, runs and resort facilities in real view and real-time. The initial version of the application will be free and includes maps for five resorts – Killington, Copper Mountain, Deer Valley, Northstar-at-Tahoe and Stevens Pass.
Later in December, a full version of the application will be available offering maps for most North American resorts.
The first version of REALSKI is anticipated to be available via iTunes by Dec. 7, and people can download the initial version for free.
To learn more, go to http://www.rtp.com.
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