The 9 best snow apps for the iPhone
Now that winter is in full swing we wanted to make sure you're dialed in with your iPhone. Whether you like to track your days on the hill, get discounted tickets and gear or love to forecast the weather to find the perfect powder day, we have you covered.
Below are 9 free apps that will make your day on the hill that much better. Check it out and let us know what you think. If you've used any of these apps we want to know about it. Also, if we missed a cool app that you use let us know.
Snowcru is "a revolutionary mobile app that connects you to the mountains – on all levels."
From checking global snow conditions and tracking your days on hill to connecting with friends and finding the best aprés spot, this app does it all. Connect your account to Facebook and Twitter to share your adventures with friend and family. The real time map feature gives you locations of your other "cru" members so you can easily track them via GPS when on the mountain. It also tracks all sorts of stats from max speed to distance traveled, vertical feet, altitude, total runs and time spent shredding. Definitely an app worth checking out.
iTunes Rating: 5 stars
If you're looking for a deal on tickets this is it. Liftopia gives you all the best deals (up to 80% off) in the palm of your hand. Book discount tickets, discover hundreds of ski areas, discover nearby resorts and find the latest snow conditions and ski reports.
With exclusive low prices on lift tickets, lessons, equipment rentals and more at over 150 resorts, this is app will keep your pockets deep.
iTunes rating: 5 stars
Personalized snow reports for your iPhone.
Keep track of your favorite resorts and their conditions. With access to over 2,000 resorts from around the world, you'll never find yourself wondering where the snow is.
iTunes rating: 2.5 stars
If you long to track every single detail of your day on the hill Epic Mix is here to help.
Activated by your lift ticket, Epic Mix tracks your vertical feet while you shred your favorite Vail mountain. The more you ride the more pins you can earn and share with friends and family through facebook and twitter. Compete against other riders on the Epic Mix leaderboard to see who rides more each season.
New this year is Epic Photo where photographers snap your pic, scan your pass, and it's automaticly posted on facebook or twitter (if activated). You can also log on to epicmix.com and print out high-res glory shots of your best pow day.
iTunes rating: 3.5 stars
This app comes straight from OpenSnow.com's meteorologists Joel Gratz and Andrew Murray. With hand tailored reports for most of the country's hottest ski destinations, Open Snow gives you daily snow reports for your favorite resorts.
Get push notifications sent every time your favorite resort receives snow – all personalized to how much snow you want to see.
If you're in Colorado you're in for a treat. Joel and Andrew hand craft the best snow days so you know when to call in sick. This is an app you can't afford to miss out on.
iTunes rating: 4 stars
Track your day, Post a photo to Facebook. Get snow conditions, weather forecasts, full trail maps and other details for just about any resort you can imagine.
TNF pretty much gives you everything you want in an app for your next day on the hill. Its social integration keeps your friends updated on your travels and if you need some fresh gear you can locate their nearest store. The 5-day forecasts give you detailed information to keep you in the know and an avalanche advisory will make sure you have the info you need before heading into the backcountry.
iTunes rating: 3 stars
The 100 day tracker is just that, a way to tack your days on the hill. Keep track of the mountains you ride, the weather, any new snow if you were lucky, the crew you rode with and more.
Snap a photo each day to relive the glory of your entire season. Along with an easy to use shop finder to get gear on the fly you can kill time by watching shred flicks on ShredTV.
iTunes rating: 4.5 stars
REI helps you find the best places to spend your time up at the mountains. Add resorts from around the world to your favorites list and receive push notifications when there is new snow, new lift and trail openings as well as in-depth 5-day snow forecasts.
Along with their detailed snow reporting you can check out the message boards for a first-hand snow report, view live resort cams and check out twitter feeds from your favorite mountains. If you forgot some gear you can locate the nearest REI store to stock up on the essentials.
iTunes rating: 4.5 stars
Well obviously we are going to put our own app in the mix. Yes, we are tooting our own horn but why wouldn't you want the latest news on the best products, places and personalities in snowboarding right in the palm of your hand?
Get our featured stories, videos and products sent directly to you whether you're on the lift or at the best aprés party of your life. With extras like Monsters (the best game ever) and snow reports that alert you when your favorite resorts gets over 4 inches of freshies, it's a no brainer.
iTunes rating: 4.5 stars