GPS Tracking Systems To Improve Safety At Ski Resort
Whistler Turns To GPS Trackers To Increase Child Safety
Their is nothing that children love more than playing in the snow during the cold Winter and months. The thrill of waking up early and heading to the mountains can be an experience that can last a lifetime, but when a child first steps into a pair of skis or a snowboard real dangers present themselves. It is because of the dangers that exist on the mountains that one ski resort has began offering GPS tracking devices to children ages 7-12 who step into a pair of skis or a snowboard during their first lessons on the slopes. Whistler Blackcomb ski resort in British Columbia, Canada has taken a revolutionary approach to bringing technology and child safety together on the slopes with GPS tracking. Receiving a great deal of attention for being one of the host resorts for the 2010 Winter Olympics, Whistler Blackcomb is creating a buzz by giving GPS tracking equipment to kids first learning how to cut and carve on the powdery mountain slopes. The GPS tracking systems will provide parents an additional sense of peace-of-mind by allowing them to access their child’s location on the slopes at anytime in real-time, eliminating any possibility of them becoming lost on the mountain slopes.
So far ski resort managers have said that the GPS tracking plan has been received with enthusiasm from parents who have had their kids participate in the program. If using GPS trackers does not cost extra while providing extra security for kids its a win-win for everyone!
Source: On The Snow