West Islip, NY Nov. 12, 2003--Skiers and snowboarders alike can now monitor snow conditions with their cell phones. Rubber Snow (www.rubbersnow.com), a cellular phone-based snow reporting website, is offering avid snow goers up-to-the-minute snow conditions on mountains within the New England region delivered directly to their cellular phone with an SMS/text message. With a desire to make lifestyles simpler, Anthony Barba, founder of the West Islip-based service, explains, "My goal is to make life as simple as possible. I love snowboarding, and thought it would be cool to create a site that is tailored specifically to the end-user. The information is already out there, and we want to bring it directly to you. All the legwork is virtually cut in half. It's your job to hit the slopes."
The site is absolutely free to subscribe. Once subscribed to the site, users can pick the Thursday Report, essentially a weekend report delivering information on the mountain(s) subscribers have chosen, and/or the New Snow Alert, which alerts subscribers when new snow falls at the mountains of their choice. Each snow alert covers: surface conditions, average base depth (base), 24 hour snowfall (new), open terrain (ot), and lifts operating (lo). "There is an art to text messaging", says Barba, "It is an easy way to communicate so as not to confuse."
For more information or to subscribe, check out www.rubbersnow.com.