If you’re trying to get the most out of your ski season, why don’t you let technology give you a little boost? Nowadays there are a plethora of apps that can help you enjoy your time on the hill even more. Of course, you don’t want to be on your phone the entire time you’re on the mountain, as you’ll miss all the beauty that surrounds you.
In this post we’re going to look at some of the most useful apps that can help you maximize your time spent on the slopes.
Liftopia is like an all-in-one ski resort app. Essentially, Liftopia will help you to get the best powder and find the best deals on lift tickets.
Liftopia has ski reports, snow reports, and lift ticket deals that span the entire US.
Get the APP: http://www.liftopia.com/iphoneapp
The Weather Channel
Weather is the official app from the Weather Channel. You’d hate to be stuck, or even headed to the mountain without knowing the weather report. This free app won’t give you super in-depth information about the weather on the hill, but it will provide you with enough information to let you know whether to go out, or stay home.
Get the APP: http://www.weather.com/apps
Waze will help you outsmart traffic so you can find the best route to get to the resort. This app uses crowd-sourced data to alert you when there’s traffic stops or accidents in the way of you and the mountain.
The more people that use the app the better the directions become, so make sure you tell your friends visiting the mountain to download the app.
Get the APP: https://www.waze.com
EpicMix (for Vail Resorts)
EpicMix is an app dedicated to Vail Resorts. So, if you’re skiing at Heavenly, Northstar or Kirkwood, then you might find this app useful. This app integrates with the RFID technology that’s present in its lift tickets, which can help track the amount of vertical feet you’ve covered.
This means you can rack up stats and compete with other people on Facebook and Twitter. If you’re competitive with your friends about who’s skied the most, then let this app do the talking for you.
Get the APP: http://www.epicmix.com
If you prefer to have a visual representation of your day on the hill, then Ski Tracks is the app for you. This app allows you to track your speed, altitude, and place on the mountain. This is one of the best-tested GPS apps available.
Once you get home you can export the data and have a portrait of your day spent on the mountain.
Get the APP: http://www.corecoders.com/applications/ski-tracks
Find My Friends
If you’re skiing with friends or family it can be difficult to keep track of where everyone is. This app is useful if you’re trying to keep track of where your kids are on the hill, or if you’re trying to meet up with friends for a run or a snack break. This app will keep track of anyone who has the app installed, and is currently using the app.
Get the APP: https://www.apple.com/apps/find-my-friends
These apps will help you maximize your time on the hill so you can spend more of your time skiing. If you need to pick up rental skis, or get your boots fitted before you hop on the hill make sure you visit our shop, conveniently located close to Heavenly Mountain.