Squaw Valley, CA is Making a Google Glass App for Skiing:

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Bro!!  Google Glass!!!
Bro!! Google Glass!!!

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.  

Google Glass ski app might look like this?  Weird
Google Glass ski app might look like this? Weird

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

Google Glass.
Google Glass.

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.

While you're skiing the Fingers, Google Glass App will inform you:  You are skiing the Middle Knuckle, if you fall you will most likely permanently harm yourself.  Good luck."
While you’re skiing the Fingers, Google Glass App will inform you: “You are skiing the Middle Knuckle, if you fall you will most likely permanently harm yourself. Good luck.”

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?


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9 thoughts on “Squaw Valley, CA is Making a Google Glass App for Skiing:

  1. ,,,should put more focus on running the mountain properly and running lifts on time instead of gimmicky marketing tricks like the only and last starbucks on mountain, btw, lowest performing starbucks in the chain.

    5 days to open headwall after the one storm of the year last year,, I don’t forget.

    “Squaw is saying that the app they’re making will:
    – Show which trails are open
    – Show which lifts are open”

    So if they never open sh#t as usual, then what the f is the point?

    Another idea for the app would be GAPE-O-METER, lets all the other gapers wearing them, know how many other gapers are wearing the douchy things so they can spray about it later at the Rocker.

    Squaw/KSL mgmt = pudknockers

  2. LAME. So when the wearer injures themselves on a “gnarly line” they can sue google instead of the ski area.

  3. Gonna slap those magic glasses off your eye-holes for copying my mustache there google boy.

    google spends more lobbying the gov than any company except GE. they’ve definitely got the interests of the people in mind though, don’t let that fool you.

  4. So the resort who can’t keep their traditional signs properly updated with basic information is going to pull this off succesfuly.

    Misinformation…

    Directly in your face!

  5. A gray application of this tech would be instructional. Helping skiers ski lines, helping racers stick to lines and form, etc. Also good for ski patrol for finding injured skiers, assuming there’s a gps…

  6. the plethora of information available now is changing skiing, making any good pick more crowded. bad idea.

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