Crowdsourced ski reports bring transparency to the slopes

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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.

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