6 Apps for the Love of Powder


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I can’t actually remember the first time I went skiing although I do have a few photos of some awesome neon 1980s ski jackets and more than a few pairs of rocks skis. I do remember the multiple spills and one major knee surgery that I’ve encountered over the years, but above all — the feeling of carving turns and all of the memories I’ve had on the slopes are absolutely priceless. From family vacations to early mornings on I-70 with friends in college, I have always loved snow and loved skiing. I’m constantly amazed at how helpful technology is — and majorly helpful are all of the ski apps out there today. From weather information, navigating the slopes and tracking runs, here are a few of my favorites.

1. Ski Tracks

$0.99 for iOS and Android

There are a lot of cool features on this app. I love looking at how far I’ve come after a day of skiing and with this ski app you can do just that and more. You might need an extra battery if you’re going to use it all day, but it’ll at least get you through a ½ day of runs on just one charge. You can see your maximum speed or time it took you for one run by using the Run-by-Run analysis and share your ski day on Facebook or Google Earth. You can also take photos and tag them in your track.

2. Ski and Snow Report

Free for iOS and Android

This app is great for checking out the weather at your favorite resorts. You can set your destinations to get notifications for snow totals, current weather conditions and forecasts. Their resort-specific pages allow you to see in depth information like base totals and frequent powder updates. You can even see live webcams, trail maps and more. This is a great snow report app for skiers and snowboarders alike.

3. Liftopia

Free for iOS

We all know that skiing and snowboarding can be quite well, um … you can definitely take a hit in the wallet. This app for iOS can help you with that. Liftopia helps locate discount lift tickets for tons of resorts and ski areas. You can store your favorite resorts in the app while booking your tickets straight from your phone.

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4. EpicMix

Free for iOS and Android

If you ski or board Colorado or California resorts the most, this is a good app for you. This Vail Resorts app is integrated with its lift ticket scanning system and tracks how many trails and vertical feet you cover. You can win pins by covering a lot of ground and compete with other skiers and boarders while sharing posts on Facebook and Twitter.

5. Photosynth

Free for iOS

Photosynth is a great app for creating panoramas and sharing them. It creates seamless panoramic images by stitching the images together. You can do panoramic images that are horizontal and vertical and the app is super easy to use.

6. Panorama — 360

Free for Android

This app is similar to Photosynth, but for Android. It allows you to create seamless panoramas and share them on your social networks. You can also add 3D effects to your images, perfect for capturing that breathtaking view at the top of the lift.

What’s even more awesome than cool snow adventure apps, not worrying about dropping your phone in the snow. If you haven’t already — get a Preserver Series case from OtterBox for your phone.

What other apps do you love for your winter adventures? Please let us know in the comments section below.



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Melissa Gugelman

Melissa Gugelman

I'm a Colorado native who loves to sew, read, write, ride bikes and most of all have fun. From upcycling to gardening and camping, I'm all about making the most of life. Oh and I'm a huge fan of one-liner jokes, the punnier the better.

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