In order for Norwegian ski resorts to open their slopes this winter, they were required to swiftly adapt and comply with a newly imposed “online sales only” policy and capacity limitation regulations created by the Norwegian government. In order to adapt to this regulation, Skitude reacted quickly by developing a capacity management module for the online sales platform.
Adapting and evolving have been the watchwords for ski resorts in countries where the opening of the slopes has been possible. In Norway, the government required stations to follow a number of sanitary measures and rules so that they could open safely.
It is in this context that digital services are gaining momentum by allowing the development of new tools to overcome last minute changes in the way of doing business. Norwegian resorts, from small to large groups like Alpinco, Hafjell and Kvitfell, have had to sell all of their passes online this season and close in person lift ticket sales to avoid queues and manage the crowds.
Example of capacity limitation in the application for Hafjell Kvitfjell ski resort developed by Skitude. As seen in the example, when a user selects a date to go skiing that has already reached the capacity limits, the date is shown as “Sold Out.”
In order to be able to guarantee compliance with the rules established by the Norwegian government at its partner resorts in Norway, Skitude had to make it possible to capture the telephone number of each skier from the online sales platform and offer a solution with a module that handles the capacity management for ticket sales at the resort by only allowing a certain number of packages to be sold each day.
Seeing these strong testimonies during a time of crisis in the ski industry for developing digital services at record times makes our work rewarding. We are proud and delighted to have been able to react, but above all to collaborate and develop new functionalities with our partner resorts.