EpicMix needs to add these features


Last year I got the EpicMix app and I’ve been  out with it this year. (For a video outlining the service, click here.) I really enjoy tracking the my vertical feet but believe the app needs to add some features to really get me hooked.

User generated photos – Currently you have to have a employee of the resort add a picture to your profile. Which means you have to stop, talk to them and then have them take your picture. Too much hassle, unless you have friends in from out of town and don’t mind posing. You should be able to add images and video that you’ve taken, to the app. This would create a robust profile online and make the app more content rich. It would also make sharing content via the app on Twitter/Facebook more personal.

Select soundtracks for runs – I’d like the EpicMix app, using GPS, to play specific songs when on certain runs. I’ve been boarding for about 20 years and pretty quickly realized that runs have their own flavor. Invariably, most times that flavor goes well with a song. You could also program it to play certain (slower) songs when you’re on the lift and then something like Phoenix by The Cult as you’re flying down Jack Whacker. Good times!

Note: I would also recommend changing the look of the pins. The icons themselves are “okay” but the overall look doesn’t work. I think they need more negative space. In fact it looks like the pins and the branding of EpicMix was done by two separate people.


By Michael Myers

I'm currently the Academic Director of the Denver MBA at the Daniels College of Business. I manage the student experience and enjoy helping our students acquire the leadership skills they need for the next phase of their professional journey.

I'm also an Associate Teaching Professor of Digital Marketing at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver. Since 2010, I've developed the 2nd most collegiate-level, digital marketing courses in the United States. I teach across a wide array of programs including Executive MBA, MBA@Denver, MS Marketing and Entrepreneurship.

I'm professionally passionate about digital culture, artificial intelligence and cognitive neuroscience. I'm married to an amazing woman and have two incredible children. I was raised in Colorado and spend my free time with family, cycling, snowboarding and going to the Pacific Ocean to SCUBA dive + surf.