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Vail Debuts Internet Of Things-Enabled Ski Slopes

Vail Resorts’ smartphone app will provide skiers with real-time information about lines at the lifts.

This winter, Vail Resorts is trying something different on its ski slopes: Crowdsourced, real-time wait times for ski lifts offered via smartphone app. Vail Resorts says that an update to its EpicMix smartphone app will collect data from the RFID-enabled season passes skiers carry at the resort. It’s one of the most ambitious efforts yet to bring Waze-style crowdsourced location data into the sports and vacation spheres.

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