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Back from Verbier - On to Turkey

Posted on February 5, 2010 by Jorn Werdelin

Three nights in Verbier was all we had time for. I nipped off with my wife from the end of a week-long watch fair in Geneva. While being at the fair was exciting, you need a break after a week there.

Now, you can’t blame me for jetting off to a ski resort and leaving my team behind. Our new iPhone application needed testing. As you may know, we have launched the Linde Werdelin Ski Guide for the iPhone, together with an online version on SQUA.RE. The smart thing is that we can update the Ski Guide anytime we want, directly in the iPhone App and online. If a hotel or a restaurant has gone up in rating with more and better features, we’ll update in our Ski Guide. By the same token, if a place has lost its good service, you will not be hearing about it again.

The beauty of this real-time mobile/online system is that, the discoveries I made in Verbier were all published and live shortly after. For example, Le Rouge which opened last year is a cool restaurant, bar, wine cellar and après ski terrace. We checked it out, all six of us were impressed by it, so you can now find its information in both the App and the online guide on SQUA.RE. When our next printed ski guide comes out, it will of course be featured as well.

The iPhone App works perfectly – just how I wanted it when the idea came up last spring. It also gives you weather and snow updates. Nice to have your forecast showed up as you need it in the morning, during the day, and for the day after tomorrow, don’t you think?

While it has been cold, there wasn’t that much snow in Verbier, so I didn’t really get to test my new Blackcrows Orb skis. But hopefully I will get the opportunity next week.

I’m off to Turkey tomorrow. This is my first heli-ski trip this year and a serious one at that. Five days of hopefully four lifts in the morning (from 7.30am!) and four lifts in the afternoon – approximately 8.000 vertical meters a day. This does wonders for your legs!

I will tell you more about this next time.

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