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Best Ski Apps

Ski Apps Guide You on the Trails, Help You Find Deals, Show Snow Reports

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The latest apps for skiers provide good-quality, up-to-date mountain maps, and track your stats for your day on the slopes. You may also rely on these apps for lift ticket deals, snow & weather reports, directions to resorts, Facebook and Twitter sharing, and more.

1. iTrail Map 3D

iTrail Map Ski App Review
iTrailMap

The $4.99 iTrail Map 3D app accesses maps for more than 750 resorts worldwide. When you select a trail map, the app downloads it to your phone or iPad, so you don't need a data connection to use the map when you're on the mountain. With iTrail Map 3D you may pan, zoom, and rotate trail maps. The app shows your GPS location on the slopes and records and stores your stats, including vertical feet, and total distance skied. If you want the GPS and skiing stats features, be sure to get the "3D" version. The free, non-3D version only provides you with the trip maps.

2. Ski and Snow Report

Ski and Snow Report
Ski and Snow Report

The free Ski and Snow Report app makes finding detailed weather and slope conditions easy for more than 2,000 resorts around the planet. No more wading through ski area website menus to learn about conditions on the ground. In North America, resorts are listed for California, Colorado, Wyoming, British Columbia, and New England. Most listings include trail maps. You may also use the app to locate the nearest ski area via GPS. The app also allows for shared user feedback, including ski reports, and photos from the slopes. The app also has built-in Facebook sharing. Additional features include live webcams, forecasts, and snow history graphs.

3. AllSnow

AllSnow

The AllSnow app (free, but $0.99 in-app resort purchases required, or $9.99 for all-resort access) provides you with current resort snow conditions for more than 2,000 resorts, plus much more. The app lets you download and store high-res, zoomable resort trail maps, provides you with driving directions, and gives you access to lift ticket discounts. The app also has tracking features including runs, vertical, distance, top speed, and more. The app also breaks down ski runs by name for more than 400 resorts.

4. Liftopia

Liftopia App
Liftopia

Liftopia (free) places the emphasis on lift ticket deals and special offers. The app offers discounts on lift tickets, rentals, and ski and snowboard lessons for more than 150 ski areas. You can book your lift ticket right on your iPhone, then present your voucher right on your phone for pickup at the resort ticket window. The app has other handy features, including ski & snow report and weather, resort information and amenities, terrain park details, location-based driving directions, and photos. You can store favorite resorts in a favorites file, and find nearest resorts via GPS.

5. REI Snow Report

REI Snow Report App
REI
REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.) sells outdoor gear, but they also offer some fine apps, including Snow Report (free). The app shows specific weather and snow reports for resorts around the world. You can set the app to send you push notifications for  conditions updates, including number of trails open, snowfall over the past 72 hours, and depth of base. You may even set it for auto-updates from message boards about your favorite resorts. You may also see trail maps, view live webcams where available, and tap into Twitter feeds. The app also includes sharing features for Facebook, Twitter and email. The app also lets you transition easily to the REI store app or REI website for gear and to locate the nearest REI store.

 

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