If you are lucky enough to have an iPhone, you are aware of all the great apps that you can download to help make your life a bit more productive, fun, and entertaining. They are great because they offer a little bit of something for everyone, but sometimes there are so many choices you don’t know what’s best. More and more I have notice the addition of seasonal apps that are geared specifically for interests, such as skiing and snowboarding. After looking into them and asking around, here are the 5 best choices that we could find, to add to your winter arsenal. You don’t have to take it just from me; most of these are the top purchased sports apps in the iTunes store.
Stocator is and all in one app that promises to deliver everything you need for your next snow trip. The app uses interactive GPS and allows you to see you, on the trail, and points out your near by surroundings like lifts, other runs, lodges, etc. You can also check snow, surface, weather, and forecast reports within the program. Also track reports and conditions, even check out mountain cams, at your favorite resorts. The program covers over 70 US and Canadian resorts and tracks web cams of over 800 resorts worldwide.
Snow Reports allows you to create a personal report of all your favorite ski and snowboard resorts from around the world. Information is brought to you by OnTheSnow.com and features information from over 2,000 resorts. This app will help you track resort status, conditions, weather and more all in one stop.
Talk about training while you are out on the mountain, SnowTrails works to record information as you are going down the mountain. You can track your speed, altitude, distance, airtime in jumps and much more. Use this information to compare runs or to play back and see your performance. This app works at any resort worldwide as it only limited by your personal performance.
This GPS based app called “3D Skier” allows you to see you position on a 3D mountain, track and record your stats and route, and upload them to the web to share with your buddies. You can record not only your position, but your elevation and distance traveled. The program currently covers over 500 resorts and all have 3D models with lift lines displayed.
I could not pick just one, cause they are all free, and what is better than that! Most of these apps are restricted to general locations, but totally useful none the less.
SnowValley – snow reports from Vail and Beaver Creek
Colorado Snow Report – log into Colorado’s 26 ski and riding resorts at one touch
Utah Snow Report – provides online reports of Utah’s 13 ski and riding resorts
We Ski – track snow conditions from many North American resorts