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
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
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.
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.
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