New! EpicMix Academy

By Jen Leo | Nov 27, 2013

You’ve loved chasing down pins on EpicMix and adding photos, right? Now you can track your progress (or your kids’) at Ski and Snowboard school with EpicMix Academy. Think of it as an online traditional ski school report card. EpicMix Academy has nine different levels to reach if you are taking lessons for skiing or snowboarding at participating Vail Resorts (Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood).

Get Started

First things first:  make sure you have a free EpicMix account. New to EpicMix? No problem. Simply sign up online and start tracking your progress: vertical feet skied, challenging terrain, restaurants eaten at, photos taken, etc. Essentially, EpicMix is an amenity that helps record your ski day (or, hopefully, days) online, including your photos. I love EpicMix Photo, where  mountain photographers are stationed all over the participating Vail Resorts and take your picture for free and then lets you share them with friends on social media. You can also purchase  high quality digital downloads. Other features I like: EpicMix Racing lets you track your race times and compete against yourself, your friends and even ski racing legend Lindsay Vonn. The cost is $6 per race and is available at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly and Northstar.

But enough about that. Back to EpicMix Academy...

Get Instructions from your School Instructor

When you drop your kid off for ski school, tell the instructor you want to participate in EpicMix Academy (this is available at no extra charge). Ski school instructors will be able to certify the attainment of certain skills and levels for any of the students in their classes. Children and adults in both group and private ski and snowboard lessons will be able to earn permanent recognition and review their accomplishments online. Parents will be able to track the progress of their kids and the Company’s ski schools will immediately know the ability level of every student before the start of each lesson.

Start Earning Pins

Ski and Snowboard instructors will be awarding certified pins when the student masters various levels of skills. These are different pins and addition to the countless other EpicMix Pins you can earn just by playing on the mountain.

My Academy

Follow along with your or your child’s progress online. Go to and click on the tab “My Academy”. Click on “Add friends” and make sure to set your settings. If you want to share your results with friends, family or on Facebook or Twitter—make sure to select “Share Socially”. You can also just share with EpicMix if you want to participate in the EpicMix Leaderboard or keep it Private so only you can see your results.

Most of all, have fun. The only question now is who will be more competitive—the parents or the kids?!

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