Family-Friendly “Outdoor” Activities for Indoors: Things to Stream
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Family-Friendly “Outdoor” Activities for Indoors: Things to Stream

There are a variety of reasons why you might find yourself staying inside during a mountain vacation. Between intense weather conditions and being tired after a long day on the hill (it happens to all of us), or even just wanting to save a little energy to have another great day with the family tomorrow, you might consider staying in instead of exploring. 

This week we’re focusing on streamable content. Within streaming, there are different types of content including news broadcasts, podcasts, and of course videos and shows. These days, most people have their typical streamable content pretty well dialed-in with their personal preferences, but you’re on vacation so this article dives into how to tune into news relevant to the ski/outdoor industry. This kind of content will help you and your family get ready for a great day on the hill tomorrow. 

Ski News

It’s vacation, so you don’t want to spend more than your couple of minutes per day checking in to make sure that the world is still turning. Beyond your typical news providers, check out this Swiss media site for videos of awesome skiers and riders. This is sure to inspire members of your group to up their game on the hill. You can also check out the coolest channel (get it?) for industry updates and news. 

Ski Podcasts + Music

Let’s say you’re tuning in in the off season, or you’ve gone through all of the live content. You’re in luck, since podcasts have been heating up over the last couple of years. Good news is that there are a ton of great ski-related podcasts available, including these recommended by, or these recommended by Powder. Those lists are really just scratching the surface, and of course you can explore a whole host of other podcasts for other interests, and on virtually any device. 

In addition to podcasts, music is a great way to get pumped for a day out on the hill. Check out these resources for ways to explore new music, and even look for “Get Pumped” mixes (or make your own). As a bonus, audio is great to keep your energy up throughout the day while you’re standing in the lift line or riding up, but be careful not to have it up too loud while you’re skiing or riding so you can hear others around you. 

Videos and Shows

Of course, there is always the classic: ski movies like Warren Miller’s classics. You can check out a lot of ski-related films online for free from various sources. There are tons more ski films, and you can explore trailers for others that you might be considering. If you’re looking for videos and shows to please the whole family in general, definitely check out the recommendations here. This list is of course non-exhaustive; streaming content is growing daily to meet the increasing viewer demand

Sometimes you need to just watch something that doesn’t have a story, something you can just turn on in the background and not pay close attention to. If this is you, definitely check out the bear cam, live streaming from Alaska 24 hours a day (in the summer, it doesn’t get dark!). This content is sure to inspire you to get back out there tomorrow for a great day enjoying nature. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the Alpine Media Platform and why would I need this at my resort/park?
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The Alpine Media Platform is a simple to use yet comprehensive guest engagement (and staff communication) platform that helps ski resorts, theme parks, amusement parks, water parks, museums, aquariums, and other attractions build, launch, simplify, measure, and maximize their guest engagement strategy.

The Alpine Media Platform is a leading resort software and app solution with a range of tools, including event planning, real-time operations reporting (e.g. lift & trail status or attraction status), base area maps with POI details, F&B menus, live vehicle/shuttle tracking, emergency alerts, notifications, and much more. The Alpine Media Platform consists of a custom mobile app specific to your resort (Android and iOS), digital signage (ranging from a 10in ticket window display to an LED 'jumbotron' of any size) and an intuitive, easy-to-use content management system (CMS) to control all your content.

We already have a mobile-responsive website, why would I need this?
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Mobile responsive websites are awesome and every organization should start there, but what happens when you need to get an urgent message out to all of your on-site guests? Is all the content on your website accessible when guests do not have an active internet connect? Do you have full control over the content on your website or do you have to rely on your web developer?

Moreover, we all know that every guest is different and how they decide to interact with your organization/brand varies widely. The Alpine Media Platform automatically 'pulls in' existing information about your resort and distributes it to additional channels (digital signage, mobile app, and text [coming soon]) for guests to consume wherever and whenever they want. In addition, our APIs make is simple for your team to 'pull' information from the Alpine Media Command Center CMS and show it on your website. You decide if you want to manage content through your website or through the Alpine Media CMS.

Synchronizing all of your resort information across the various channels should not require duplicate entry; it shouldn't require someone running all over the place updating USB thumb drives; and it definitely shouldn't require waiting in the IT queue for content change requests.

How long will it take you to get my resort set up?
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We make every effort to get your resort activated within 2 weeks.  Most of the time, we'll have your digital signage solution up and running within 72 hours from receiving all the necessary resort information including contact information, design guidelines, logo, existing data feeds, and admin users.  As soon as we activate your resort, you will have the ability to add and control all of your content and more.  From there, it's up to you how quickly you want to roll it out to various locations. In fact, many of your resort partners start with general information displays across their resort and then continue to customize and add additional locations (e.g. F&B menus, ticket pricing & availability, in-room media for on-site lodging locations).

How much does the platform cost?
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We offer four different plans, Green (digital signage only), Blue (digital signage + custom mobile app), Black (digital signage + custom mobile app + shuttle tracking and point of sale integration), and Double-Black (full customization of the platform). Plans start as low as $500/mo depending on the scope. The best part about the pricing of our software solutions is that there are no limits on the number of users and virtually all of the new features we develop are added to your plan at no additional cost. We hate getting "nickel and dimed" and we promise not to do it to you.

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