The air is crisp and snow has started falling in the mountains. There's no better time than now to start setting up your digital lifestyle to share and track your upcoming winter season. Here's a recap of the best tech to check out this season.
Instagram is great for sharing photos. While most of us have used Facebook or Twitter or Flickr for taking good photos, Instagram arrived on the scene and focused on doing one thing really well: taking a photo and sharing it.
The approach paid off because Instagram has been bought by Facebook, but there is no requirement to have a Facebook account to use it. But, that means sharing photos, viewing them, and showing others what photos you "Like" on Facebook is a seamless experience.
Some features you may not be aware of:
I've been using Foursquare since early 2007 when it launched and I can look back at all the interesting places I've visited. I can remember where I had brunch when visiting Sausalito, where we went for dinner after the concert at Red Rocks, heck I can even be reminded that the last time I saw a concert at Red Rocks was June 2011.
I've found a lot of value in keeping track of where I've visited and what I've liked. Plus, when I'm in new places or looking for somewhere to go, I can pull up Foursquare on my phone and see where my friends have visited.
I've used Foursquare in Breckenridge a number of times last season to answer questions like:
Once of my favorite apps, though, is EpicMix. We all know by now it tracks the expected stats when visited Vail Resorts mountains: which slopes did I ski today, how many days on the mountain this season, etc.
But, there is more to EpicMix than meets the eye:
Plus, EpicMix does so much more with on-mountain photos and the new EpicMix Racing. Set up your account and connect it to your season pass at EpicMix.com.