Welcome to ThinkVail – we hope you find this article about the EpicMix app helpful.
What is EpicMix? In a nut shell, the EpicMix app will simplify and organize you and your family’s time on the ski mountain and make your ski vacation soooo much better and easier.
EpicMix is a free iPhone/Android app that uses a RFID-based system placed in a plastic card that is hung around your neck or kept in a pocket and is scanned to allow you access to the lifts. Pass and ticket holders can easily track snow conditions, lift line wait times, view trail maps, web cams, add a credit card for on-mountain purchases, easy unencumbered scanning at all lifts and easily connect with family members on the mountain. It also lets skiers and riders track their days on the ski mountain and share their accomplishments automatically by social media.
EpicMix tracks your on-mountain achievements and links friends and family members to see their accomplishments. Capture your family’s memories, track personal on-mountain achievements and milestones and share your photos.
If you have an Vail Resorts’ Pass or a PEAKS lift ticket, you can activate the free EpicMix accounts at www.epicmix.com or just go to your App Store.
There is so much that this App can do, and once you activate it, and set it up, you really don’t need to do much more. There is no need to start or stop tracking – EpicMix is connected to ticket & pass scans using RFID readers so it tracks you automatically.
Currently, the EPICMIX is available at: Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Crested Butte, Whistler Blackcomb, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Stowe, Okemo, Afton Alps and Mt. Brighton
This app is amazing and offers a LOT of tools to make your day on the ski mountain, easier, fun and more organized. Here is a breakdown of the features that EpicMix brings to the table.
This is a great way to get you amped up for a day on the mountain whether you are skiing by yourself or with family or friends it gives you clear, concise goals to try to attain by the end of the day. It just gives your day a fun, competitive edge.
There are tons of challenges but here are a few examples so you get the idea.
Challenge yourself and your friends to tons of challenges and pins for bragging rights to keep the excitement up! Once you have accomplished a challenge or a pin you can have it automatically sent out on social media so all your friends will know your accomplishment!
The EpicMix Guide is like having your own private tour guide in your pocket. With it you can plan your perfect day on the ski mountain. Just create it, save it and track it. Save your selected Guide to your profile before you go skiing. To do this just enter the resort you are skiing at, your level of skiing experience, beginner, intermediate or advance and the amount of time you have to ski that day; hours, half day, full day. The app will give you a complete itinerary of where to go and what trails to use It will even tell you which side of the lift you should exit from. Track your progress on your phone as you explore the mountain. Super fun, and super easy, even if you have never been to the ski resort before!
The idea is as you and your family ski the mountain you will see the EpicMix on-mountain photographers who will take your photo for free. Then you can share it with your friends and family and also purchase a high quality digital download. Vail does offer specials like: Unlimited high resolution photo downloads this season all for just $50! So make sure you check before you purchase that there is not a special deal going on.
See what the day will bring! This is a great way to check up-to-the-minute snow conditions, view web cams, check lift wait times, and more, all from your EpicMix account. Just click on Conditions in the App and it will give you the information for the resort closet to your phones location.
Check out trail maps for the entire ski resort. Vail Resort has maps for The Front Side, The Back Bowls and Blue Sky Basin. You are the blue dot on the map, see where you go. You can always change your ski map to any of the ski resorts in the EpicMix portfolio by clicking on the little blue arrow at the top of the App screen on your phone. On this map you will also see estimated time waits for all lifts
Want to know how you or your kids are really doing in Ski School? Track your kiddos Ski & Snowboard School progress with EpicMix!
For example, does your child:
View their accomplishments and see if they earn certified pins from their instructor from your personal dashboard. You can even share their achievements with your friends and family on Facebook and Twitter.
EpicMix is taking your families’ ski and snowboarding experience to a whole new level. Now you can track your on-mountain achievements and link family members to see their accomplishments. Capture your family’s memories, track your milestones and share your photos all from the App. Parents can also use EpicMix to track the lift rides of their kids in real time.
Kids EpicMix – There is also a special website for kids under the age of 14, which will allow them to connect with their parents’ accounts, but will have content designed specifically for them and unique pins only kids can earn. The kids’ site also will have special privacy restrictions.
Makes recording your amateur racing statistics easy, see yourself on the EpicMix Racing leaderboard featuring the top 100 ski racers. Race against friends, family, professional skiers, even Lindsey Vonn! You can also share your race pins, photos, race medals and check-ins manually or automatically. Have fun comparing your race times with friends.
Make planning your vacation even easier with EpicMix Time Insights. This will show you the actual lift line wait times and snow totals from previous ski seasons. Review the mountain tips and discover that no matter what day you plan to visit, there is always a piece of the mountain to be explored.
Its EASY! EpicMix does not require you to do anything but ski and ride as you always have. There is nothing to buy, and no required check-ins with your cell phone. The functionality is embedded into Vail Resorts’ existing season passes and PEAKS lift tickets. But do keep in mind that you are going to want to install the app, log in, add your friends and family members, turn on the social sharing and maybe add the credit card option before your trip. You do not want to be doing this on the chairlift on a powder day!
For more information check out this EpicMix Video
Have you used EpicMix before? Do you love it? Do you hate it? What is your favorite feature of EpicMix and what would you change if you could? We would love to hear your thoughts and feedback.