Colorado company offers ski info on iPhone 3GS


AVON, Colo. (AP) — Skiers stuck on a mountain with no trail map but with an iPhone 3GS in their pockets could get help finding their way with another iPhone application from a Colorado company.

It’s the latest skiing-related iPhone application. Denver-based Useful Networks offers one called Snocator.

Avon-based Resort Technology Partners says its new Realski application lets users scan their surroundings with cameras on an iPhone 3GS, and digital graphic overlays will show details on nearby trails or where restrooms are, plus other information.

An initial free version offers information for five U.S resorts. Other resorts will be available later for a fee.

Privately owned Resort Technology Partners has about 80 employees and expects 15 percent sales growth for 2009.