Vail Resorts Launches Mobil App

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Skiing with the kids just got a lot more fun thanks to Vail Resorts'?? EpicMix Kids. Vail is bringing technology to new heights- the mountains! This new mobile and online application allows families to track their runs, progress, and unlock collectible digital pins for special achievements--a great way to motivate little skiers to keep at it. EpicMix Kids is one of the first social media platforms designed for children under 13. For privacy reasons, children under 13 are only allowed to be '??friends'? with their family members.

The app works at all Vail Resorts mountains: Keystone, Breckenridge, Vail, Beaver Creek and Heavenly (in California). Consider the application a cross between a fitness-based workout tracker and FourSquare (recognition of location-based accomplishments), with the ability to connect and share with friends on Facebook (for users over the age of 13) and Twitter.

The application launched at Keystone Mountain this November--and we'll look forward to testing it on our Momtrends trip in March. For more information, visit www.epicmix.com

We're heading to Keystone'??s for the first time to soak in some of the kid-friendly fun. Right now '??Ski Free Stay Free'? package rates starts at just $71 per person per night and includes lodging for four in a two-bedroom condominium and a three-day lift ticket per person. www.KeystoneResort.com

Momtrends was not paid for this post. We will be heading to Colorado in March on a press trip to test the facilities. Stay tuned.

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