10 of the best mobile apps for when Skiing / Boarding
Published on November 3rd, 2015 | by Jordan Kierans0
- Ullr Labs Mobile Avalanche Safety Tools
Ullr Labs’ Mobile Avalanche Safety Tools (MAST) combines iPhone technology with established snow science to improve winter backcountry travel decisions, make it easy to share observations and adventures, and provide ongoing resources to increase avalanche knowledge and awareness.
Cost: iOS – £7.99 / Android – £6.43
- Navionics Ski (Ski: Europe / Ski: US& Canada)
Record tracks, view stats, get route guidance, view and playback your runs and check snow and weather conditions on the largest database of ski resorts in the world!
Ski: Europe contains 1,713 resorts and more than 22,000 KM of trials.
Ski: US&Canada contains 515 resorts and more than 7,350 miles of trails.
- Ski Club Snow Reports
The Ski Club of Great Britain snow report app, brought to you in association with Land Rover, provides you with the best and most respected snow reports over the summer from 44 ski resorts around the world, updated daily for the most current snow conditions.
Point your phone like a camera and watch as chairlift names, runs, facilities, and activities pop up over your iPhone’s live camera view. REALSKI has over 80 additional maps are available for purchase from within the application. For a complete list of the maps available for resorts throughout North America, visit the REALSKI support website.
- Ski on Neon Game
Fun if you get stuck on the lift. Control your neon-clad player as he hurtles down 36 different ski runs!
When you ski or snowboard, do you hate having to take your gloves off to use your phone? Now you can stay warm and connected on the slopes with SkiPhone. Shake your phone up and down to launch voice actions or answer/hang-up the phone. Shake your phone front to back to take a picture.
- Ski Pursuit
The Ski Pursuit app is the perfect tool for all skiers and snowboarders looking for fun and challenges. Thanks to this user friendly app, you’ll be able to track and record all your runs during the season, and share your stats with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.
Links: iOS / Android
- Ski Tracks
Take your iPhone skiing and snowboarding this season with the most professional tracking application on the market. Just press the START button and put your phone in your pocket to record your day.
Links: iOS / Android
Cost: iOS – £0.79 / Android – £0.79
- Snow Edge
This application will rate your skiing/riding skills, track your runs, and show your progress. It will monitor your speed, acceleration and air time. You can see your actual ski time and total distance. Based on accelerometer measurements it gives you your turn performance index. The higher the index, the better your turns are.
- Mammut Safety
This app will help you asses your local avalanche risk. Mammut Safety has a clinometer to estimate the angle of a slope, as well as a compass and an altimeter which are tools to help you work out the safety of a particular slope. Granted, you will need to know how to use them, but if you are skiing off piste an avalanche course is recommended, and this will take you through the use of tools like this. You’ll also get avalanche bulletins from around the world. It also comes with an emergency tracker and contact system that can send your coordinates to the emergency services.
Do you use any apps whilst on the mountain that aren’t on the list? Let us know which ones in the comments below!
Sources: Apple Store / Google Play store / Telegraph