Montpelier, VT – The Ski Vermont Check In to Win program formed a new partnership with Verizon Wireless for its second season to bring a more robust program to skiers and riders in Vermont. On a new platform via an application called AlpineReplay, the program recorded 12,110 logged check-ins by 8,850 unique users, compared to 660 participants last season, resulting in a 1,240% increase in users. Ski Vermont also introduced a Vertical Challenge competition where users racked up 275 million vertical feet on Vermont terrain and winners of the challenge skied or snowboarded over a million vertical feet each.
Check In to Win participants had many opportunities to win big this season. Ski Vermont had twenty unique medals on Alpine Replay. The medals included the Vermont Weekend Warrior, which was earned by visiting 2 or more resorts in a single weekend and other fun combinations. As the season progressed, over 7,900 skiers and riders earned medals which entered them to win prizes from Ski Vermont marketing partners and additional lift tickets. Nearly one hundred prizes were distributed from the Ski Vermont office including hats and beanies from Burton and Rossignol, socks from Darn Tough, Cabot Cheese, t-shirts from Long Trail and Vermont Spirits, and swag from Verizon Wireless, Keurig Green Mountain and Ski Vermont.
Ski Vermont Vertical Challenge Winners’ Circle
Winner – Paul Cummings
Skied 1,245,971 vertical feet at Killington Resort, Mount Snow Resort and Stratton Mountain Resort
1st Runner Up – Jim Grimm
Skied 1,103,039 vertical feet at Killington Resort
2nd Runner Up – Glenn Annese
Skied 1,018,546 vertical feet at at Killington Resort, Jay Peak Resort, Mad River Glen, Smugglers’ Notch Resort and Stowe Mountain Resort
Ski Vermont (Vermont Ski Areas Association) is a proud ambassador of the thriving winter tourism industry in Vermont, where the legislature has designated skiing and snowboarding as the official state sports. Vermont is not only the #1 ski state in the east and third in the US, but also reigns supreme in snowmaking quality and coverage, variety of terrain and historical impact on the sports of skiing and snowboarding – making it one of the most significant ski and ride destinations in the world. Ski Vermont’s mission is to help create a legislative, economic and social environment in which the state’s ski areas can grow and prosper. It serves its 19 Alpine and 30 Nordic member resorts in three major areas: Governmental Affairs, Marketing and Public Affairs.