The upcoming ski season will be unlike any in living memory. Vail resorts announced a reservation system that is so byzantine it requires a PhD to decipher. Some resorts are following suit, while others are creating their own systems, or no system at all, for the time being. It seems unlikely that any ski area will function normally this season. Will there be insanely long lift lines as we attempt to socially distance on the slopes, or will mountains be so empty we have powder days to ourselves? With the added danger of traveling via airlines during a pandemic, one has to wonder; will I even be able to ski at all?
Enter Powder Panic. An app that has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to help you stay connected to your favorite ski areas in the year of the pandemic. Powder Panic serves up daily video from the best resorts in North America; Jackson Hole, Alta/Snowbird, Squaw Valley, Vail, Breckenridge, Mammoth, Keystone, Steamboat, Beaver Creek, Heavenly, Northstar, Snowmass, Okemo, Whistler/Blackcomb, Stowe, Jay Peak, Aspen Highlands, Mt Baker, Crystal and Big Sky. If these names alone leave you salivating for deep powder on steep terrain, Powder Panic may end up saving your season. The company is hiring local athletes at each of these mountains to capture high quality footage of their first run every single day of the season! That film is instantly uploaded to the Powder Panic app where it is available for your viewing pleasure.
So even if you’re stuck in New York or Miami or wherever you are on the planet, waiting out the pandemic, you can still get a little bit of that ski stoke to help get you to the other side.
Show your support by helping to back this project, and don’t forget to share it with your friends, even if there are no friends on a powder day.