Are you gearing up for the winter season and looking to hit the slopes in style? You'll want to avoid the crud and find that sweet champagne powder. With the best ski apps you'll have all the help you need to find the best slopes, up to date weather reports, and the hottest apres-ski spots.Whether you're a skier or a snowboarder, there are also smartphone apps to help you hone those skiing skills.
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1. Trace Snow
If you want to track your day on the slopes then this is the app to do it. Skiers and snowboarders can log and share their speed, airtime, distance covered, calories burned, and more.
2. Ski School Intermediate
Anyone who needs some coaching will benefit from this app. The lessons combine videos, photos, and text to clearly explain how to develop your skiing skills.
You'll find snow reports for more than 2,000 top skiing locations around the world in this handy app. Get real-time, first-hand reports about the conditions from your fellow skiers.
4. REI Snow Report
All the top resorts are covered in this app and you can access fresh snow reports, web cams, and five-day forecasts for your chosen location, and share them with your friends easily through social media.
Aiming to be your one-stop ski app, SNOCRU combines global ski reports with tracking functionality, the ability to stay connected with friends on the slopes, and advice on the apres ski party scene.
6. SkiTips 1
This is a complete course for skiing beginners that combines audio and video to teach your the fundamentals. Work through the lessons or target specific ski skills.
What do you do when you want to snap that gorgeous vista, or your buddy face down in the snow, but you have thick gloves on? Use this app to voice control your phone's camera.
If you're skiing at Vail Resorts you can use this app to track your progress, earn accomplishments, compete with friends, and share on social media.
9. Ski Tracks
Just tap record and put your phone in your pocket and this app will plot your tracks and give you all sorts of data about your speed, distances, and altitude. You can even add snaps and edit your tracks.
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