Now you can get action videos of your kids (and yourself) carving up the slopes without carrying a camera. Mountain High, nestled in the Angeles National Forest (90 minutes from L.A.) is the first resort to offer FrostByte Video, an innovative action sports video service.
This new technology automatically captures skiers and snowboarders swooshing down the mountain, then edits the clips, adds music, and creates a personalized movie that can be shared with friends and family through social media, mobile devices, and email. No more jostling around with a camera trying to record that perfect video of your kids skiing and snowboarding at their best!
For a $25 rental fee, each skier picks up a GPS-enabled armband before hitting the slopes. Strategically placed video cameras then capture you on the runs and in the terrain park. After you return the armband, the system automatically generates an individual, personalized movie. To retrieve your movie, follow the emailed link to the FrostByte Video website.
Also new at Mt. High: “teaching aids” have been integrated to help students with turning, stopping, balancing, and control. These devices include banked platforms, archways and colorful characters. Once kids feel ready, it’s time for a trek through Mountain High’s new Magic Forest filled with hidden animals, humorous safety messages, and historic artifacts. Children who had trouble grasping the cognitive dynamics of a turn have no trouble turning when there is a playful deer waiting to be petted. Kids can also burn off extra energy in the new Play Center filled with kid-sized swings, rock walls, ropes, and slides.
In addition, Mountain High’s free app for iPhone and Android is filled with enhanced tracking features. With the phone’s GPS tracking capabilities you can pinpoint yourself on Mountain High’s trail map and locate friends and family. Download the app at www.mthigh.com.
Mimi Slawoff writes a monthly family travel column for L.A. Parent magazine (www.laparent.com) and freelances for several publications and websites. Follow Mimi’s adventures on Twitter @mimitravelz.