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Satsports: Satski GPS Ski App Now Available for iPhone, Blackberry Coming Soon; Free Satski Demos at Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival (TWSSF)Satski is more than just the trail map on your phone, it's the first truly interactive GPS ski app and is now available for iPhone - try it for free at the TWSSF to be held in Whistler April 16 (April 07, 2010)
WHISTLER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwire) -- 04/07/10 -- Editor's Note: There is a photo and a video associated with this press release.
With ski resorts across British Columbia, Colorado, Utah and California all reporting substantial snowfalls for the beginning of April - Whistler got hit with nearly 4 feet of the white stuff in the last week - ski season appears to be far from over.
That's welcome news for the thousands of iPhone and BlackBerry users who have been eagerly awaiting the release of Satski, and to the thousands that will descend on Whistler April 16th for the TWSSF - an end-of-season ski party that Satsports is proud to sponsor as a community partner.
Satski is more than just the trail map on your smart phone, it's the first interactive GPS ski app and is available for over 200 ski resorts:
-- Point-to-point route finding/navigation - Users can see their current location and navigate to points of interest including lifts and mountain restaurants; -- Live statistics - Satski displays the users current speed, altitude and distance, and calculates their fastest speed (day and last 5 minutes) and total vertical; -- Buddy Tracking - See the live location of up to 5 "buddies" on the mountain in real time, adding added peace of mind for families and groups (Android and Windows Mobile only); -- Resort information - Looking for a cold beer & live music for apres or maybe a spa after a day on the slopes? Satski has information on resort businesses and services, including an image and a direct dial option; -- Emergency Contacts - Satski provides the user their exact GPS coordinates and direct dial to ski patrol; -- Live Updates - Satski displays the current weather conditions according to the users location and is also capable of receiving SMS texts, updating the user with events and promotions etc.
But the fun doesn't end when the lifts close. With Satski's Google Earth 3D replay of the entire day on the mountain, skiers and riders can re-live the experience and easily share it on facebook and by normal email attachments. That way family, friends, and even the jealous dude in the next cubicle will feel what it was like to be on the mountain.
All of that for as little as $15 a year has helped to earn Satski honours in the Finals of the ISPO International "Brandnew" 2008/2009 Awards in the category "Best Sports Accessory" and also helped to put Satski consistently near the top of its category in the Android Market and Windows Mobile Marketplace.
Download Satski from your app store or from the Satsports website www.satsportsGPScanada.com and get access to all of the more than 200 ski resorts that Satsports has geo-plotted. In North America, Satski is available for more than 50 ski resorts listed below.
Coming to the TWSSF? Drop by the Satsports tent in the Village or our desk near the Village gondola to try out Satski for free. Are you in to mountain biking as well? Ask us about MyRide - Satpsorts Bike Park and XC mountain bike app that's set to launch this spring.
Satsports has more mobile apps for sports including golf, and running/hiking/biking that are also soon to be available for iPhone and Blackberry. Like all of our sports apps, the software is written to provide you with a Google Earth 3D replay of your activity, regardless of where in the world you are.
-- 3D flyovers of the entire course or specific holes -- Yardage to green and hazards -- Shot recording, statistics and scorecard -- DIY course mapping -- Google Earth 3D replay of your round
Also available from SRC is Satsports own multi-sports GPS receiver, an easy to use durable, weather resistant handheld GPS. It is the only GPS on the market that comes already loaded with sports software, including Satski, Pocket Caddy and Sports Log.
Satsports Resorts Canada is a proud member of 1% For the Planet and is incorporated in British Columbia as SRC GPS Solutions Canada Inc.. The website is www.satsportsGPScanada.com and inquiries can be directed to Dave Heighway - dave@satsportsGPScanada.com, ph. (604) 698-8450.
US Resorts Available on Satski
1. Alta 2. Arapahoe Basin 3. Arizona Snowbowl 4. Aspen Buttermilk 5. Aspen Highlands 6. Aspen Mountain 7. Aspen Snowmass 8. Beaver Creek 9. Big Sky/Moonlight Basin 10. Breckenridge 11. Brian Head 12. Burke Mountain 13. Castle Mountain 14. Copper Mountain 15. Crested Butte 16. Crystal Mountain 17. Deer Valley 18. Gunstock 19. Heavenly 20. Hood Meadows 21. Jackson Hole 22. Keystone 23. Killington 24. Mammoth 25. Moonlight Basin 26. Park City 27. Smuggler's Notch 28. Snowbasin 29. Snowbird 30. Snowshoe 31. Squaw Valley 32. Steamboat 33. Stowe 34. Sun Valley 35. Sunday River 36. Telluride 37. Timberline 38. Vail 39. Winter Park 40. Yellowstone
Canadian Resorts Available on Satski
1. Sunshine 2. Mt. Norquay 3. Big White 4. Cypress Mountain 5. Fernie 6. Kicking Horse 7. Lake Louise 8. Mont Tremblant 9. Nakiska 10. Panorama 11. Revelstoke 12. Sun Peaks 13. Whistler Blackcomb
Don't see your mountain listed? Satsports is adding new resorts all of the time. Users can also send requests to info@satsportsGPScanada.com.
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