New mobile phone app hopes to help people ‘take life outdoors’
RUTLAND, Vermont (WCAX) – There’s a new way to track your Vermont adventures on the go. The Rutland County-based nonprofit “Come Alive Outside” is building an outdoor passport mobile app.
The current paper passport is one of its flagship programs. Participants can earn points and win prizes by visiting local parks, farmers markets and community events.
The convenience of a digital platform would not be possible without a $40,000 donation from Killington Resort.
“You won’t forget it. You’ll always have it with you because a lot of people don’t travel without their phone, and while the goal is to get people off their phones and out, a lot of people like to know how many miles they’ve traveled, where they go, what is the altitude or you always take pictures of your adventures. So I think it will be great to combine it all into one and have it mobile and always accessible for you,” said Amy Laramie, Director of Communications, Events and Special Projects at Killing Ski Resort.
The Killington Resort said it was able to financially support community programs like this through the Play Forever Fund, which launched in 2020.
“Come Alive Outside” is using the $40,000 to build and roll out the free passport app by next year.
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