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johnnymac 01-09-2012 03:13 PM

Condition Updates
 
Hey everyone I was just now sitting in my chair thinking about how pissed I am with some of the local resorts and their "condition reports". I travel up to Michigan to do most of my boarding but I thought of an idea I assume everyone could benefit from. My idea is to create a website that allows everyday boarders like us to report the true conditions of different ski areas and resorts. I'm tired of the "we have 20in of groomed snow!" when in reality they barely have 3in. Some people have to travel and without knowing the actual conditions its a waste of gas. With this website we could post pics and share the truth about the conditions or the ski areas as a whole. What does everyone think? Should I create this website?!

turbospartan 01-09-2012 03:34 PM

If anything, make an iFin/android app.

I used to go to skireport.com (they were bought out or something) and underneath each location, people could post comments on the conditions.

An app would make it easy to access from a phone, or at least have a mobile version of the website.

johnnymac 01-09-2012 03:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by turbospartan (Post 463964)
If anything, make an iFin/android app.

I used to go to skireport.com (they were bought out or something) and underneath each location, people could post comments on the conditions.

An app would make it easy to access from a phone, or at least have a mobile version of the website.

I meant to say that but yes it would come with an app that is accessible from any phone. Its annoying when it only works for certain phones (like iphone vs droid)

grafta 01-09-2012 04:07 PM

Cross reference reports with other weather sources. Take resort reporting with a grain of salt IMO

Who would be up at a resort early enough to report to your site... from all places no less, and accurately?

You'd have to be more consistent than what is already out there. It'd be a tall order

johnnymac 01-09-2012 04:20 PM

No one said it would be easy, but with work it is possible.

grafta 01-09-2012 04:28 PM

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Originally Posted by johnnymac (Post 464001)
No one said it would be easy, but with work it is possible.

No kidding.

Just saying it's one of those arm-chair critic type situations unless you go out and do it.

johnnymac 01-09-2012 04:35 PM

Well I would be starting small and local so for not I wouldn't be going beyond michigan. But the sites currently out there just post what the resorts say and its always lies. Local and frequent riders would be able to post the actual conditions.

Sick-Pow 01-09-2012 04:55 PM

sweet idea for the US and beyond.

make it an app, make bank, buy us beers.

johnnymac 01-09-2012 05:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Sick-Pow (Post 464033)
sweet idea for the US and beyond.

make it an app, make bank, buy us beers.

why thank you and I will be sure to do that haha

grafta 01-09-2012 05:21 PM

It's a round-about thing really. You wanna be up there riding, but want to know conditions first... and so do all your friends. So who's going up first to check it out?

I find weather knowledge not too tricky, but snow conditions are another thing.

If you could do it, it'd be amazingly good :thumbsup:


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