Justin Davis, $2.99
This sports performance tracking tool can be used all year round for running, cycling, walking and driving—but it's ideal for skiing as well. It works in the background while you listen to music, use the phone or anything else and aside from recording your route, speed, distance, pace and altitude, will also tell you how many calories you've burned.
Ski & Snow Report
Ski & Snow Report will give you ski areas at a glance and via GPS, highlight any new snowfalls, provides live ski cams, weather forecasts by area, ski reports from other users/skiers, maps to ski areas, mountain stats—local and international.
Mike Seaby, $1.99
Winter takes its toll on your body—especially if you're a snow junkie. iTherapy will provide you with alternative, complementary therapy information, ideas and resources. It's your guide to acupuncture, aromatherapy, herbal medicine, homeopathy, massage, meditation and shiatsu.
Ski Lodge collects and presents information on almost 400 ski resorts in North America (they're working on Europe and Southern Hemisphere as we speak). You'll get snow reports, resort cams, weather updates—even news. Every resort presents a button that allows you to contact that resort for info or even ski patrol. It can also automatically use your iPhone's GPS function to show you all of the resorts in your area.
Snow Fitness Workouts HD: Skiing and Snowboarding Exercises
Target the key muscles you use for skiing and snowboarding to get you in shape for your upcoming trip. You'll build strength and stamina and can rely on the program to design your workouts and their intensity for you rather than creating your own. The app will continually update based on your progress to ensure you're working to your maximum potential and includes a variety of exercises and over 100 individual sessions. No need to buy equipment like weights, either.
The North Face, Free
Sure, a lot of these apps seem to have the same functionality. But how can you not trust The North Face with your trip to the mountains? This app gives you current conditions and weather predictions as well as details like what lifts are open for specific resorts, which runs are open, a web cam, average snowfall, top base depth and trail maps for just about any resort you can imagine. Plus you can tweet with a resort-specific Twitter feed and link to avalanche forecasts for your favorite zones. It will also remind you when your favorite spots get snow.
Christina Scannapiego is the Outdoors editor for Active.com.