This provides front-end designers with flexibility, and allows them to customize their approach for each brand under the Powdr umbrella. This means that each resort can maintain their unique identity. Drupal 8 also ensures that Boreal will be able to scale development today and tomorrow.
Elevated Third utilized Drupal 8 on the back end to build a componentized architecture. These Drupal components allow marketing teams to easily reuse content types, and quickly compile new page configurations. This means that Boreal can continue to efficiently scale their site, and other Powdr brands can also take advantage. The team at Elevated Third was able to help Soda Springs, a sister resort to Boreal, spin up their own site in just a week’s time thanks to this components strategy.
Bringing the slopes to any screen
With the flexibility of a decoupled Drupal 8 architecture, Boreal now offers their customers an engaging digital experience that brings the mountain to any device or screen.
In fact, Boreal has already witnessed a 45% decrease in bounce rate. With intuitive navigation to season passes and resources to plan a trip, 50 percent of users have also entered a purchase path right from the home page. Few trends are spreading more rapidly than Decoupled CMS, and the ability to take advantage of other front-end technologies, in addition to those native to Drupal, offers a growing opportunity for digital teams.
However, what does it take to bring your site off the decoupled Drupal bunny hill? If you are looking to build an expert decoupled Drupal site, check out A Decoupled Drupal Story: Powdr Gives Developers Ultimate Flexibility to Build Best CX Possible Webinar on June 15th, 2017 at 1pm EDT. In this webinar, Elevated Third, Hoorooh Digital, and Acquia will take a deep dive into the utility of decoupled Drupal for Powdr’s 18 ski resorts, how they were able to spin up sites quickly, and the hurdles they faced during the year-long project. You’ll also learn:
- How a custom Drupal 8 solution cut implementation time in half vs Drupal 7
- The ease in which Drupal 8’s internal REST API can be extended to fit a client's needs
- The details of handling non-Drupal application routing on Acquia's servers
Joe Flores (Senior Developer, Elevated Third), Andy Mead (Drupal Developer, Elevated Third), Chris Cruz (Co-founder, Hoorooh Digital), and Corey Wood (Technical Account Manager, Acquia) will be your guides to help navigate even the steepest of decoupled Drupal terrain. “If you’re interested in running a decoupled architecture on Acquia or debating snowboards over skis, you should attend.” - Andy Mead, Elevated Third.