What the heck is Raus?

Raus – A free app that wakes you up when your favorite resort gets a dump of snow ( or maybe you’re one of the 10 people that only love groomer days, we’ll wake you up for that too).
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Lets cover the basics first. Here’s a couple FAQ’s:
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1. How the heck do I pronounce Raus? Its like Mouse but with an R. Also similar to house, douse or blouse.
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2. What does Raus mean? Its a German word… so you know its good. It means GET OUT. Like its English twin word ‘rouse’, Raus also means GET UP so… GET UP AND GET OUT (outside that is).
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3. Is Raus a forecast alarm? Nope, our data comes directly from the resorts themselves. Forecast alarms already exist and they aren’t as efficient (they kinda suck). We can all remember that one day that it was forecast to snow 20 cms and we show up to a lame 3 cms and fog… No thanks. Or its forecast to snow a measly 5 cms and we wake up to 25 fresh and you end up missing out.
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4. Why does Raus exist? Raus exists to make your life easier and to get you out for your perfect day, whatever that looks like.
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5. Who’s behind Raus? Great question. A group of skiers and boarders that love being outside and hate missing out. We created this for you (and for us… lets be honest here) Here’s a picture of our founder
6. How does it work? Its simple, select your resort(s), an alarm time and a snow amount (anywhere from 0 cm right up to 100 cm). When it snows and falls within your parameters, your alarm is triggered and wakes you up. This is when you use up those personal days you’ve been saving for just such an occasion. Maybe you only want to go up on the VERY best of Saturdays – set Raus and we’ll let you know when that day is. Flexible work schedule? Let us wake you up and you can head up for the morning and still make it down for your flannel shirt, stretchy toque – coffee house meeting. Raus wakes you up based on the 12hr snowfall amount – because that’s what we care about – those beautiful powder days.
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Select resorts also have deals and promotions available – its up to them to post.
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Save your favorite resorts to find them all on one convenient page.
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Commenting available on each update – We want to know how the snow is from you. Let other users know how the snow is. Got some of that champagne powder? Is the snow fluffy, sticky, icy, feels more like 30cm? Just having fun and want to let more strangers know? Post it! (you do need to be logged in to access commenting)
7. Who is it for? Raus is for all snow enthusiasts. Whether you snowboard, ski, sled, snowshoe or just like wandering around in the snow, Raus is for you.
It’s here and it’s free. You can download Raus today on Android or IOS. We have nearly all BC resorts on the app and are seeing more Alberta resorts weekly. Don’t see your favorite resort? Let us know and we’ll reach out to them again. Send us your questions and concerns – if we don’t get back to you right away – check the app because if there was a dump of snow somewhere chances are high were using one of the ample personal days we’ve given ourselves this year.
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See you on the mountains,
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Raus
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P.S Make sure you’re following along on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/rausalarm. Hashtag your pictures #getraus, we would love to feature you on our account.