Whether you have an iPhone or an Android, these 5 ski apps will have you covered on the slopes, answering some of your most common questions. How many layers should I wear? How do I get to the mountain? What peak is that? With these free ski-related apps, you’ll have the answers at your fingertips, along with bragging rights when you’re able to recap all your moves from airtime and total distance to speed and calories burnt. Here are our favorite apps for skiers:
GETTING READY: Ski & Snow Report
When your alarm goes off in the morning, start here. OnTheSnow’s Ski & Snow Report app knows where you are and can give you the ski and snow reports for all the surrounding mountains. Information like powder, snow base, lifts open and closed, trail maps and mountain webcams is all available to help you plan your day right.
FINDING YOUR WAY: Waze
When you’re making your way to the mountain, GPS competitors just don’t cut it. Waze not only tells you the best driving directions and expertly re-routes you if there’s congestion, but it also displays notices when there are accidents! If it’s time to fill-‘er-up, no problem. The app can show you the gas stations in your immediate area as well as their current prices.
YOUR DAY BY-THE-STATS: Trace by AlpineReplay
If you’re looking for a ski tracking app, this is for you. As a rule of thumb, you likely keep your phone in your pocket on the slopes for photo ops and emergencies. But now, Trace by AlpineReplay can silently work in the background and generate your numbers. You’ll be glad when you’re able to report the most comprehensive set of stats about your day including speed, vertical drop, total distance, calories burnt, airtimes and time spent on lifts.
STAYING IN THE KNOW: Peak.ar
If you often find yourself wondering, “What’s that peak over there?” while riding the lifts, then Peak.ar is for you. Take out your phone, point it in the general direction of said peak, and “voila!” Your mountaintop will be defined, as will the rest of the landscape.
STAYING CONNECTED: EpicMix
Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone are just a few of the big-time resorts where you can use EpicMix. This free, social app for skiers allows you to find friends, share mountain statuses and track your vertical distance. You can also earn pins that can deem you King or Queen of the mountain. At the end of the day, you’ll get all of the professional pictures taken of you on the mountain, available right on the ski app.
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