Vail Resorts is trying something different on its ski slopes this winter. The resort has updated its EpicMix smartphone app to offer its crowdsourced, real-time wait times for ski lifts. The 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.
Dainese is trying to bring airbag technology to the slopes.
Almost anything that you can use to get around quickly comes with an airbag these days, even flying cars. So it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that airbags could be the newest accessory you see skiers wearing the next time you hit the slopes.
The Slegoon is a new kind of snow sled. Not only it offers protection in the event of a roll-over but it is designed to continue gliding even while rolling. It should take a tree or a big rock to stop you descending a snowed slope and even then you will probably walk unharmed.
A skiing simulator is personally what I was looking forward to this winter season. And, the Ski Home Simulator from Proidee is ideal for every ski lover, from amateur to professional.
Featured Invention at the Colorado Inventor Showcase
For snow sledding, the SLICERTM works like any normal sled that is placed on a slope that is covered with snow or ice. But to slide down grass covered slopes, just the opposite is done: instead of putting the SLICERTM on the snow or ice, ice is put on the bottom of the SLICERTM!
Snow skiing may be an X Games sport, but for Gail McLeod and her husband, John, getting out on the slopes is just another way to exercise and enjoy nature with their friends.