Most of you have probably already heard of EpicMix, but if you're new to Keystone or Vail Resorts, you might need an introduction. EpicMix is a relatively new feature available at Vail Resorts that uses RF Scanning technologies already built into your season or day pass to track stats. This technology tracks a number of things you do on the mountain including your total number of vertical feet, which chairlifts you rode, and even awards 'pins' for various achievements you earn out on the mountain. EpicMix connects to your social media accounts and allows you to share your experiences with your friends and family. Last year 'photos' were added to the mix, allowing users to get free photos taken all over the mountain and then they are automatically uploaded to your account for free. EpicMix has really engaged users, allowing them to track their progress, have friendly competitions, and create memories from season to season.
One added bonus of the EpicMix is the live tracking. If you and your family split ways at the top of the mountain, EpicMix can make it easier to keep track of your kids throughout the day.
Sign up for an EpicMix account. At this time you'll be able to 'add' your family members. Next download the mobile app to your phone. Once you log in, you'll be able to access a your family's "activity feed." Although its not a GPS tool that can pinpoint exact locations, you will be able to see which lift they have just checked in at, giving you a general idea of where they are on the mountain. This is a great tool if you get separated without a cell phone or when you are wondering where your kids are when they aren't at the lunch meeting spot at 12 o'clock; you can tell that they were just squeezing in that 1 extra run and will be there in 10.
What Else Can You Do With EpicMix?
Have a friendly competition for pins, points, vertical feet and who can get the most photos. Review each others stats at the dinner table!
Save paper and use the electronic map feature vs. a paper map!
Post your racing stats against Lindsay Vonn's racing times. Don't worry; your race time will be adjusted for age and gender, for more accurate comparison to the Olympian's time!
The online low-resolution versions of your photos are free, but if you are looking for print quality photos for the scrapbook or your coffee mug, you can purchase your photos for prints.
Be sure to checkout EpicMix this winter when you are visiting Keystone Resort! Remember it works with all passes, even if you are skiing for just one day!