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January 17, 2007

New Sprint Snowzone

More companies are reaching out to increasingly tech savvy winter sports enthusiasts:

Sprint today announces SnowZone, an exclusive wireless site that allows users to get the information they crave from the latest weather and snow conditions at their favorite resorts to getting video clips with the latest tips and tricks from gold medal athletes including freestyle skier Jonny Moseley, known for pushing moguls skiing to the limits, and snowboarder Seth Wescott, who won the first snowboardcross gold medal in his sport last February. Additionally Sprint Power View segments featuring interviews with America's best skiers and snowboarders will be offered, and users can share and watch their most exciting moments on the slopes without having to come off the mountain.

SnowZone currently includes the following content:

  • Snow Reports - Provides weather updates and the latest snow conditions at ski resorts throughout the U.S. and Canada broken down by region (Far West, Rockies, Midwest, Mid Atlantic, East)
  • SnowZone Photo/Video Share - Users can join the SnowZone community to share photos and videos from the hills as well as check out what others have submitted on their phone. Selected favorite photos and videos will be featured in the Sprint Power View Inside Ride program. Additionally users can read blogs on tips, tricks, gear and more from Moseley and Wescott.
  • Fun on the Run - Get exclusive access to Moseley's full-track downloads from the Sprint Music Store or download music and music videos from MTV Mobile, Sony Music Box, GoTV Alternative Rock and Hip Hop. Users can also watch Extreme TV (on Sprint TV) or download some of the most extreme wireless games and play them directly on their Sprint or Nextel phone.
  • Express Yourself - Included in this section are Wescott's featured ring tones as well as the hottest ringers, screen savers and call tones.

I bought a set of Skull Candy headphones for my radio and iPod that attach to my helmet. I have a Garmin GPS, Camelback, and more and more cool techie gadgets to take with me for my ski trips. But then again, I am all crazy geeky like that. I have a DVD player, Sirius Satellite Radio, and iPod controls built into my stereo in the Avy. I have my Onstar phone so that I can get phone reception while driving. I am even considering getting the portable version of Sirius for ski days so that I can listen to NFL games and NBA games while on the slopes. I have wireless broadband for my laptop so that I can work from almost anywhere.

Now I have another gadget to spend money on. But getting snow reports before you roadie up the hill is always a good thing.

Posted by Justin at January 17, 2007 05:09 PM