Breck launches terrain, lifts alerts on Twitter

Chairlift at Breck

For a long time we’ve heard from our fans that they’d like to know when we’re opening new terrain, or when lifts may close early, or when parking lots are full and for a long time we’ve heard them but didn’t have a great solution to get that information out there.

Then it hit us — why don’t we have a specific Twitter feed for those looking for up-to-the-minute information on all of those news pieces and more? Thus, @BreckConditions was born. Our mountain operations staff members including our ski patrol, our lift maintenance crew and our incredible parking staff will be updating this Twitter feed the second something happens on our mountain that we thing our guests need to know. That way if you’re here, you can know when we drop the rope on that perfect powder field or that you should sleep in a bit longer if the gondola is on wind-hold (knock on wood!).

Follow @BreckConditions now  BreckConditions on Twitter

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As this is information you’ll want outside of your Twitter feed (at least we do) check below on how you can get those tweets from @BreckConditions texted directly to you. That way if you’re sitting on Colorado Chair and the T-Bar is opened up, you’ll know to head right at the top of the chair instead of left onto Peak 10.

(Directions from Twitter)

Turning on notifications via the web

  1. Got to your Settings page.
  2. Click the Mobile tab.
  3. Check the boxes next to Text notifications for each type of notification you would like enabled for your device.
  4. For some options, you can select the Only from people I follow option, or choose to have any Interaction sent to your phone by selecting From anyone.

Turning on notifications via SMS

@replies/mentions or DM notifications:

  • If you only want to receive notifications of mentions made by accounts you are following, send set mentions on to your short code.
  • If you’d like to receive notifications about other users who mention your username (potentially even users who you are not following) send set mentions all to your short code.
  • To turn all mention notifications off, send set mentions off to your short code.
  • To turn direct message notifications on, send set messages on to your short code.
  • To turn DM notifications off, send set messages off to your short code.

Turning on Tweet notifications from a specific person

Via the web:

  1. Visit your Settings page.
  2. Click the Mobile tab.
  3. Look for the area labeled Text notifications.
  4. Check the box for Tweets from people you’ve enabled for mobile notifications to receive text message notifications any time a specific person Tweets.
  5. Visit the profile page or click on the username of the user whose updates you want to receive via SMS (try typing https://twitter.com/username in your browser’s URL bar, or click through from your following page).
  6. Click the person icon on the user’s profile and select Turn on mobile notifications from the drop-down menu.
  7. If you no longer wish to receive text message updates from this user, select Turn off mobile notifications, from the same drop-down menu.


Note: People with protected Tweets must approve you as a follower before you can choose to receive their updates on your phone.

Via SMS:

  • Send ON [username] (without quotes, brackets, or the @ symbol) to your short code.
  • For example, to get @Support’s Tweets sent to your mobile phone in the US, send ON Support to 40404.

 

Does all that make sense? We hope this helps in getting that information right and are always looking for better ways to improve the customer experience at Breckenridge.

–Morgan Bast

Morgan Bast is the Senior Marketing Manager at Breckenridge and is in charge of all-things digital, which means yes, she’s the one posting pictures of her dog at 6:30am when it snows.