Copper Mountain develops new smartphone app called “Sherpa”
Colorado’s Copper Mountain has come out with an all-new smartphone application called Sherpa. The app will provide users with terrain and lift updates as well as local insider advice and ski patrol aid. Users just turn on the app, put headphones in their ears and are then provided with tons of real time mountain information without having to even look at their phone. Sherpa is available for iPhone starting November 1, 2013, and on Android in mid-December.
Press Release, Copper Mountain, CO, September 3, 2013:
Copper Mountain has developed an all new on-mountain audio intelligence smart phone application called Sherpa, available for the 2013/14 winter season. Sherpa is the first hands-free, geo-aware mountain guide giving guests access to local expert advice and the ability to enjoy Copper unlike ever before.
Sherpa provides information based on location using a phone’s GPS services. Users simply turn the app on, plug in headphones and Sherpa continuously delivers insider tips, directions and information through voice recordings – all without lifting a finger. Terrain updates include details such as which sides of the trails have fresh snow and which will be groomed, allowing for guests to fully customize their day on the slopes in real-time. Users can also receive information on promotions and event updates including traffic wait times and road closures. Sherpa doesn’t stop there; the application will continue to get smarter as mountain intelligence is shared. Frequent updates to app features are planned throughout the winter season.
Sherpa will be available for free download from the Apple iTunes store on November 1, 2013. Android downloads will be available by mid-December. For the most up-to-date information on Sherpa including a demo video, visit www.coppercolorado.com/sherpa.
About the author:
Donny O'Neill hails from the mystical, faraway land of New Hartford, CT. When he's not in the mountains searching for Big Foot, he's the Associate Editor here at Freeskier.