1. As skiers grow closer to smartphones, Colorado ski areas upgrade wireless infrastructure

    As skiers grow closer to smartphones, Colorado ski areas upgrade wireless infrastructure

    Cell phone charging stations at Thunderhead Lodge and Wi-Fi connections on gondola cars in Vail would have seemed silly, even ridiculous, a decade ago.

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    1. I think that our customer is getting more and more used to all of it.
    2. What ends up happening is if you have 15,000 people on the mountain and a lot of them are using their smartphones, it overloads the site trying to service the community and everybody suffers.
    3. We had more time to change our plans.
    4. I don't think we're a Wi-Fi on the lift type of ski area, but it's all about providing some level of connectivity to our guests.
    5. Over the years I have received lots of comments about our lack of cell coverage.
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