Whether you’re an expert skier carving up the slopes or snow plowing down the nurseries, download these iPhone apps to give you the edge whilst battling the mountain’s elements and make your ski getaway even more enjoyable.
10. The North Face Snow Report – FREE
This FREE, simple app is very useful. It allows you browse ski resorts from around the world, check out their 24, 48 and 72 hour snowfall totals, current conditions, weather, forecasts, trail maps, and much more. You’ll also find resort details like status (on the resort itself, how many lifts and runs are running/open), elevations, phone number, links to their web cam, web site and even a handy feature that plots the resort in Google maps. There’s even a feed of the North Face blog for you to check out first-hand ski reports from skiers on the slopes.
9. iTrailMap – Free trial version or £2.99 full version
We found iTrailMap to be a simple app that provides easy to use ski maps. This app allows users to download comprehensive maps and eliminates the need for constant wireless connection up in the alpines. While there are more precise maps out there, this give-away will allow you to never fumble with another trail map again. iTrailMap’s upgrade is available for £2.99 and includes 3D mapping capability and graphs the topography of a run.
8. WI-FI FINDER – Free
Hate when the resort you’re staying in doesn’t include Wi-Fi? Frustrated by spotty connections up in the peaks? Avoid inflated data rates with the Wi-Fi Finder app that traces over two hundred thousand hotspots in hundreds of countries. One thing that keeps us from raving fully: Wi-Fi Finder needs an upgrade that separates paid from free wi-fi spots.
7. PHRESHEEZ – Free
This new app records the steepness and speed of your run so that you finally have proof to back-up your bragging to friends at the end of the day. Phresheez includes a function that tracks all the members of your ski party on the mountain and makes meeting up on the slopes even easier. This app is also set up to upload your run maps directly to Facebook.
6. Ski Club Snow Report – FREE
The Ski Club of Great Britain has launched a new snow report app that can be downloaded for free from the iTunes store. It features live snow report data from 250 resorts including snow depths, on and off piste conditions as well as webcams and the latest ski and snowboarding news from the Club.
5. Ski Jump – FREE to £1.79
Compete against people around the world at this addicting ski jumping game! Time your jump, then use the tilt controls to maximize lift, and at the last possible moment, lean forward to land. Great fun whilst taking time out from the slopes or when you wish you were on the slopes. This app should be on every skier’s and boarder’s phone!
4. RedLaser – FREE limited time
Redlaser is the best way to compare apples to apples when pricing gear and snowboard apparel and any other items you might need for your ski excursion. Using its barcode recognition technology, this app reads barcodes and fires back prices. You’ll save back the download price the first few time you use it. It’s the fastest way to insure you’re not being price gauged at the shop closest to the slope.
3. AIRCAM – £4.99
Pricey, but cool, Aircam allows you to view live streaming video from your desktop computer on your iPhone. In other words, whether you’re homesick or you just want to make sure your cat is still alive, you can now watch live video from your desktop computer’s webcam, right from the slopes. Some people call it a surveillance camera, we call it a great way to make sure everything is OK at home while you are on vacation.
2. THE WEATHER CHANNEL – Free
While it was a dead heat with WeatherBug, the Weather Channel edged out the competition because this app can search multiple locations at once. We found that WeatherBug still has the finest satellite imaging out there, but whether you are searching for storm warnings or want to find out where the fresh powder is Weather Channel will fulfill all your meteorological curiosity.
1. Ski + Board – FREE
Ski + Board is the fastest and easiest way to keep up to date with the latest winter news and information at the touch of a button.
• Read all about the latest ski and board news
• Find your perfect holiday deal with Iglu
• Check the weather in resort
• Get expert ski and board tips on everything from getting fit for the season to staying safe off piste
• Use the app’s UK Ski Directory to bag the best shopping deals where ever you are
• Find a great seasonaires job with Natives
• All the information you need to make your holiday or season the best yet!