If we’re true smartphone and technology adaptors the expression ‘there’s an app for that’ has meaning! Skiers, snowshoers, hikers, and snowboarders: there are apps for you. Following are a few ski apps I uncovered.
Fun & Helpful Ski Apps to Try
Ski Tracks is available for iPhone and Android operating system users. In fact, it’s the most downloaded ski app in the world. It is a ski tracking application that records “all your mountain movements”. In addition, it will analyze your performance, and provide a run-by-run analysis of your day. Take some great photographs and you have it all.
The OnTheSnow Ski & Snow Report from Zumobi has just been redesigned for this year’s ski and snowboard season. You know how important it is to have accurate data for snow and weather, and it’s included with this app. Spend a little time adding your favorite destinations to get that data delivered right to your phone. This app has detail about the resorts you go to. For example, snow depth includes base and top. Forecasts offer up to five days. In addition, there’s integration with Facebook and Twitter which make it easy to share information. Get the Android app here, or click this link for the iTunes review and download link.
The Open Snow app lets you plan out “your perfect powder day”! It includes local forecasts,
detailed snow predictions, access to webcams, alerts, and more. Going far afield? This app has reports for all major US and Canadian mountains. Searching for the most snow? You can do that too. The app boasts that it was built by meteorologists “who love powder”. Check out the iTunes link or the one for Android.
Trace Snow Ski Snowboard Track is the “highest rated app for skiing and snowboarding in the world”. If you don’t recognize the name, it may because it was formerly called AlpineReplay. Men’s Health magazine ranks it as the #1 winter sports app. This all-in-one app has everything, among other things allowing you to:
- Track your day on the mountain (speed, airtime, distance, vertical, etc.)
- Separate your runs
- Track the chair lifts you’ve used
I know not everyone has an iPhone or Android-based smartphone. If you are a Windows phone user, head over to the Windows Phone App Store. Snow & Ski, for example, provides you with 1 day “accurate and reliable information from one of your ski locations.” You can get information on percentage chance or forecast of snow, wind speed, and even the temperature at the top and bottom of the mountain. BlackBerry users, there are quite a few apps for you too! Head to BlackBerry world and you’ll find SkiBuddy, among others. SkiBuddy is a BlackBerry 10 app that lets you track, trace, and share skiing, snowboarding, or cross country skiing activities over the Web.