Squaw Valley ski resort in California will be the first company in the world to launch a ski and snowboard app for Google Glass. If anyone is gonna do it, it makes sense a ski resort near Silicon Valley, CA to do it.
The question is: Do you want skiers and riders wearing google glass and playing with an app while they ski? Maybe it’s fine. Maybe it’ll make them better? Maybe it’ll be a distraction?
Google Glass is like wearing a computer on your face and cost about $1,500.
Squaw is saying that the app they’re making will:
– Show which trails are open
– Show which lifts are open
– So far, that’s all they’ve outlined for the Squaw Google Glass App
Some Ideas for the Ski & Snowboard Google Glass App:
1. Huck-O-Meter – keeps track of how many vertical feet you’ve dropped in a day.
2. Vertical Feet Skied – logs how many vertical feet you’ve skied each day.
4. Speed-O-Meter – how fast you’re skiing and riding.
5. Heart Monitor – lets you know how hard your working, how many calories you’re burned, heart rate, etc.
6. Gnar-O-Meter – indicates just how gnarly the line you’re skiing is and the level of radness acquired by skiing it.
7. Single Finder – helps you find single people you’re interested in at the ski resort you’re visiting (think Tinder/Grinder on skis).
8. Flat Light Vision – infrared vision that allows you to see where you are in whiteouts.
9. Crevasse Locator – shows you if there are known crevasses on the route you’re skiing (backcountry specific).
10. Reckless Skier Alert – lets you know when someone is about to collide with you?
11. Food and Booze Finder – tells you where food and booze can be found?