Copper Mountain Introduces Sherpa: New Smartphone App for Skiers, Riders

Copper Mountain has developed an all new on-mountain audio intelligence smart phone application called Sherpa, available for the 2013/14 winter season. Sherpa is the first hands-free, geo-aware mountain guide giving guests access to local expert advice and the ability to enjoy Copper unlike ever before.

September 3, 2013

• Sherpa is the first hands-free, geo-aware mountain guide available for smartphones
• Terrain and lift updates, local insider tips and ski patrol aid all available through Sherpa
• Sherpa will be available for iPhone on November 1, 2013, available for Android in mid-December

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. — September 3, 2013 — Copper Mountain has developed an all new on-mountain audio intelligence smart phone application called Sherpa, available for the 2013/14 winter season. Sherpa is the first hands-free, geo-aware mountain guide giving guests access to local expert advice and the ability to enjoy Copper unlike ever before.

Sherpa provides information based on location using a phone's GPS services. Users simply turn the app on, plug in headphones and Sherpa continuously delivers insider tips, directions and information through voice recordings - all without lifting a finger. Terrain updates include details such as which sides of the trails have fresh snow and which will be groomed, allowing for guests to fully customize their day on the slopes in real-time. Users can also receive information on promotions and event updates including traffic wait times and road closures. Sherpa doesn't stop there; the application will continue to get smarter as mountain intelligence is shared. Frequent updates to app features are planned throughout the winter season.

Sherpa will be available for free download from the Apple iTunes store on November 1, 2013. Android downloads will be available by mid-December. For the most up-to-date information on Sherpa including a demo video, visit www.coppercolorado.com/sherpa.

Lock in snow days for the 2013/14 winter season with the Copper Season Pass and Copper 4-Pack, on sale now with special early season pricing guaranteed through September 3. Visit www.CopperColorado.com for more information.

Visit CopperColorado.com for the latest information on winter pass products, lodging steals and more. Stay connected all season long at www.facebook.com/CopperMtn or @CopperMtn on Twitter.

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Media Note
More info, broadcast-quality photos and video footage of Copper Mountain and Sherpa are available here. Please credit the photographer listed and Copper Mountain Resort.

Media Contact
Austyn Williams, (970) 968–2318 x38827, awilliams@coppercolorado.com
Stephanie Sweeney, (970) 968-2318 x38849, ssweeney@coppercolorado.com

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