Vail Resorts Inc.'s EpicMix application changed the industry in 2010 by using radio-frequency ID tags in lift tickets and passes to communicate with scanners on lifts to tally riders' vertical feet and runs.
Now the company Active Network has developed a smartphone app to count a skier or snowboarder's jumps, spins and other hill stats, like average hang time.
It works with the help of a motion sensor made by Golden, Colo.-based Mosoro that is based on Bluetooth LE technology.
The app will likely come out early next year. The app will probably be free, while the sensor is around $100.
(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)