App lets shredders share best run
The RockiesReplay app allows users to replay their runs in 3D.
Published Thursday, January 17, 2013 2:31PM MST
Last Updated Thursday, January 17, 2013 2:34PM MST
A new app is available that allows skiers and snowboarders to track their performance on the runs at the Mt. Norquay, Sunshine Village and Lake Louise Ski Areas.
RockiesReplay is designed for iPhone and Android use and was introduced as one of the new activities to celebrate Banff National Park’s SnowDays festival.
The app uses GPS technology to measure speed, airtime, vertical, distance, calories burned and will even automatically separate your runs.
The app also tells the user which chair lifts they’ve taken and clocks the time spent on the lifts.
It is a free download and users simply touch the app to activate it at the beginning of the day and then upload the collected data at the end of the day.
Results can then be compared to others riders at other resorts around the world.
“RockiesReplay brings a whole new level of fun and social competitiveness for skiers and snowboarders at all three of our ski resorts,” says Kurt Schroeder, Director of Marketing at Banff Lake Louise Tourism. “It’s the perfect pairing of technology and ski culture, enabling friends and others to brag, share, compete, and simply extend their great day on the hill”.
The new app is a customized version of the AlpineReplay app and stats can also be pushed to social media sites, like Facebook and Twitter.
There is also a head-to-head feature that allows riders to play together and compare their trip down the mountain side-by-side.
A variety of medals can be earned for achieving various milestones at each mountain like the “Legend Legs” medal at Mount Norquay which is for accumulating 1.5 million feet of vertical in a single season.
For more information and to download the app visit the RockiesReplay website.