If you’re off to a ski resort, then you better make sure to take your smartphone with you. Some of the top resorts are now offering companion apps for your smartphone that serve up vital information to help you make the most of your skiing.
Ski and Snow Report app screenshots — Photo courtesy of The Zumobi Network
Ski and Snow Report
You can check all of your favorite major ski slopes with this app and find the latest conditions. You can also get access to trail maps, check on web cams and sign up to relevant Twitter feeds. It’s easy to share info with your ski buddies via social media, so everyone can get maximum time on that slope. The app is completely free and easy to use.
If you’re headed to a Vail resort, then you need to pick this app up first. It covers Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood. You can check out trail maps and the lift status, as well as weather and run conditions. The app even features web cams, so you can see runs for yourself. It also allows you to record your activity and compete against family or friends. Scan your ticket and the app will track your stats and send you professional photographs, which you can easily share via Facebook or Twitter.
SNOCRU app screenshots — Photo courtesy of SNOCRU
Here’s another great app for checking up on conditions, tracking your runs and sharing with friends. This app also has handy GPS functionality to help you find services nearby or locate your friends on the slopes. It's completely free as well.