Saturday, January 30, 2010

Business & Technology | iPhones keeping ski resorts honest on snow reports | Seattle Times Newspaper

Sign of the times

It may not seem like much: a resort's bragging of an 8-inch snowfall when the slopes really got only 4 or 6 inches. But to a skier or snowboarder, those extra inches make slopes more desirable.

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Apple Inc.'s iPhone and the application SkiReport.com are apparently helping keep resorts honest, allowing skiers to log reports in real time, from chairlifts or base lodges.

"Exaggerations fall sharply, especially at resorts where iPhones can get reception," the report said.

Business & Technology | iPhones keeping ski resorts honest on snow reports | Seattle Times Newspaper

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