Since we have iPhone apps for everything, why shouldn’t we have a plethora of apps to help us get at our favorite winter sports and activities?
From a countless list of snow reports to workout plans for skiing and snowboarding to lodge information, here are some apps to make your life easier—and more fun—this winter.
Winter Survival Kit
Myriad Devices, LLC, Free
If you find yourself stuck or stranded in severe winter weather conditions, this app helps you find your location, call 911, notify friends and family, calculate how long you’ll be able to run your engine to keep warm and stay safe from carbon monoxide poisoning. It’ll also aid you in putting together an actual winter survival kit and will help you keep that checklist up to date. Now, if only this app had been available to those folks from Alive…
This unique app works with 129 North American ski resorts. It delivers flat maps, GPS, vertical foot tracking, photo sharing, social sharing, speed and number of runs. Recent upgrades have combined next generation technology, like augmented reality, with traditional technology, like flat GPS map, and it incorporates performance management.
The access to flat trail maps adds another dimension to navigation and combines traditional with new. You can use AR, the new way, to look up at the surroundings to navigate and now you can turn the phone to a flat position and look down to see a trail map in a traditional format. You can see where you are and you can see the runs you’ve skied on the flat map. Along with the ability to see the precise vertical feet you’ve skied, the number of runs and speed, Realski lends itself to a complete experience.
Ski Tracks: GPS Track Recorder
Core Coders Ltd. $0.99
This app allows any skier or snowboarder to track their day on the mountain, add photographs to every recorded track, with up to nine hours of track recording of the name of the spot, your max speed, distance, vertical feet, max altitude, slope degree, duration of run and more.