Crowdsourced ski reports bring transparency to the slopes

Transparency tyranny has already forced countless industries to be more honest, as we’ve been documenting for several years. The latest to succumb? Ski resorts, which were shown by a recent Dartmouth study to exaggerate their snow conditions on weekends by as much as 23 percent in the hopes of attracting more skiers. Thanks to a free iPhone application, however, skiers need rely on the resorts’ own reports no more; instead, they have access to real-time reports from their peers.