I was really excited when I was skiing in Vail recently and learned about Epic Mix. Epic Mix is a whole new way of skiing and capturing yourself on camera. You no longer have to worry about carrying your camera on the slopes and having to stop in your tracks on the mountain. Photographers are scattered around the mountain taking photographs and the photos are captured on your EpixMix card, which also serves as your lift ticket. It’s inside your pocket, not even out, and manages to capture all the day’s memories.
So, how cool was it to be in the middle of my ski lesson and be told by my instructor that a photographer was snapping a shot of each of us so we could critique our skills during lunch? Very cool as a a professional photographer skied down the hill and set up her camera to shoot our moves and we sat down half an hour later looking at the photos she took!
What’s key to remember about buying your EpicMix lift tickets is that it really, really, really pays to buy them in advance for the lowest price. If you wait until after you arrive, you will pay full price at the ticket window. Online purchases must be 7 days in advance to be eligible for the discount. This also ensures enough time to ship your tickets in the mail if needed – allowing you to go straight to the lift when you arrive (14 days in advance is required for international shipping). You can also save on lift tickets as part of a Lift & Lodging Vacation Deal (package).
I downloaded the EpicMix app, free on iTunes, and was able to track my own vertical feet. It really takes skiing to a new dimension.