The Best Ski Apps You Need For Winter

 

Eat, ski, sleep, repeat! If you’re anything like us, you live for the slopes. All season we’ve got our eyes glued to our smartphones checking the snow, watching out for fresh peaks to visit and planning our next journey. Thankfully, there are some awesome ski apps out there for those with a slope obsession and some handy options for beginners too. From snow forecasts to safety guides, tutorials, games and trackers, if you’ve got snow on your mind (and your phone), here are the best ski apps you really ought to download this winter.

Ski Tracks – Track & Analyse Your Performance

Category: Tracking

Rating: 4.5/5

Created for lovers of winter sports, Ski Tracks allows you to record your entire day on the slopes. You can analyse time, distance and altitude of every track you take. Even add a little healthy competition with your friends by comparing top speeds. This is clearly an app made by lovers of the sport.

Price: £0.79

Availability: Android/iOS

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Trace Snow – Ski & Snowboard Tracker

Category: Tracking

Rating: 4.5/5

Labelled by Men’s Health as the #1 winter sports app, this is a smartphone essential for any snow lover. Track your day on the slopes by measuring speed, distance, vertical, calories and more. This app tracks everything and separates your runs. It keeps note of what chair lifts you’ve taken, your time on each chairlift and more.

Price: Free

Availability: Android/iOS

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Mammut Safety – Slope Safety Companion

Category: Safety

Rating: 4.5/5

From international avalanche bulletins to risk level guides base on your location and reported conditions, this app is the ultimate slope safety companion. This app also offers a compass, clinometer, altimeter and SOS button.

Price: Free

Availability: Android/iOS

 

Powder – Ski Game

Category: Game

Rating: 4.5/5

A calming, addictive, minimalist game that’s an absolute must-have. Described as the skiing version of snake, it’s so simple but so much fun!

Price: Free

Availability: Android/iOS

 

Cairn – Journey Planning & Safety

Category: Safety/Useful

Rating: 4.5/5

Using crowdsourced data, Cairn maps out where you can receive a mobile signal when on the slopes. It also allows you to create a journey plan with your friends – if you’re overdue, your friends will get an alert and a map of your location. This is an ideal tool for adding a level of safety to your adventures.

Price: Free

Availability: iOS

 

Snowboard Tips – Snowboard Lessons

Category: Education

Rating: 4.5/5

Mathieu Bozzetto, Olympic medallist, runs a course on how to snowboard on this app. Above all, it’s easy to follow and pretty comprehensive. Well worth a look!

Price: $4.99

Availability: iOS

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Red Bull TV – Entertainment & News

Category: TV/Entertainment

Rating: 4.5/5

This app gives you live streaming of Red Bull high octane sports events – including skiing and snowboarding of course. You can browse the site’s different channels, keep up to date with news and watch from a wide range of streams.

Price: Free

Availability: Android/iOS

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OpenSnow – Forecasts & Conditions

Category: Weather

Rating: 4.5/5

From analysis by local forecasters to resort comparison, this is a great app for keeping up to date with conditions. The app’s Powder Finder is ideal for helping users find the places with the most snow.

Price: Free

Availability: Android/iOS

 

Liftopia – Discount Lift Tickets 

Category: Lift Tickets/Weather

Rating: 4.5/5

This handy app allows you to book discount lift tickets at hundreds of ski spots around the world. It’ll also offer some insight into local resorts and snow conditions too.

Price: Free

Availability: iOS

 

Waze – Road Route Finder

Category: Travel

Rating: 4.5/5

If you’re visiting a popular spot in the middle of the ski season, it can be pretty tough just getting there. Waze is a handy app that will show you the best route with real-time help from other drivers.

Price: Free

Availability: Android/iOS

 

SkiFit – Ski Fitness Training Programme

Category: Fitness

Rating: 4/5

Forget about getting beach body ready, SkiFit will put you on an 8 week training programme to get you fit for skiing. The app caters for all levels of experience. All exercises are simple to do at home or in the gym and need very little specialist equipment.

Price: Free

Availability: Android/iOS

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GoPro Capture – Video/Image Capturing

Category: Photography/Video

Rating: 4/5

This app is essential to any ski fanatic who wants to shoot their activities. The app allows you to control your GoPro, view photos and videos and share your favourites. This basically makes your phone the remote control for your GoPro. It also lets you clip your vids into short clips for sharing on social media – perfect for making everyone back at home jealous!

Price: Free

Availability: Android/iOS

 

Ski & Snow Report – Condition Reports

Category: Weather

Rating: 4/5

Proudly labelling itself as the world’s most downloaded ski and snowboarding app, this is a vital addition to your smartphone. The snow app lets your find latest conditions and reports from more than 2,000 top ski destinations around the world. It also has first-hand weather reports.

Price: Free

Availability: Android/iOS

 

Ullr’s Mobile Avalanche Safety Tools – Avalanche Forecasts

Category: Safety

Rating: 4/5

If you love exploring off-piste, you need this app in your life. This app shows the most recent avalanche forecasts for ski areas. It also lets you review conditions and collect vital snow, weather and terrain conditions.

Price: $9.99

Availability: Android/iOS

 

Action Snap – Image Capturing

Category: Photography

Rating: 4/5

Although not exclusively a ski app, it’s great for showing off your winter sports activities. Action Snap lets you take multiple pictures and combines them for an awesome action-packed montage.

Price: Free

Availability: Android

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FIS App – Ski Racing Times & News

Category: News/Entertainment

Rating: 4/5

A must-have for anyone interested in ski racing. The official International Ski Federation app lets you find race times, athlete bios and news.

Price: Free

Availability: Android/iOS

 

Ski on Neon – Ski Game

Category: Game

Rating: 4/5

Commuting to work is boring, but this is one of the best ski apps to break the monotony. Spice it up with this fun and addictive ski themed game.

Price: Free

Availability: iOS

 

Fatmap – 3D Ski Mapping

Category: Navigation

Rating: 3.5/5

Using high-res satellite imagery, Fatmap is a 3D ski mapping app which helps users navigate popular ski areas. The app lets you view all angles of the slopes and even features a GPS enables navigation tool.

Price: Free (£4.99 for premium version)

Availability: Android/iOS

 

Warren Smith Ski Academy App – Ski Tutorials

Category: Education

Rating: 3/5

If you love skiing, you’ve probably heard of Warren Smith before. He’s the Telegraph Ski and Snowboard editor and also the founder of Warren Smith Ski Academy – a renowned ski school. This app offers pocket tutorials on numerous skiing techniques. All lessons are between 3 and 4 minutes long and seriously helpful to those looking to boost their skills on the slopes. For those who want to ski without lessons, it’s the ideal substitute!

Price: Free

Availability: iOS

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OFFGRID – Call/Text Blocker

Category: Misc

Rating: 3.5/5

If you live a busy life, this is one of the best ski apps for you. This stops any calls or messages getting through to your phone (you can set exceptions), to let you spend time doing what you love best. It also has the option to send out-of-office style messages to those who contact you.

Price: Free

Availability: Android

 

Snocru – Tracking & Condition Forecasts

Category: Tracking

Rating: 3.5/5

Snocru is an award winning tracking app that connects you to the mountains. Set up a day track, chat to your friends and keep up to date on conditions and forecasts.

Price: Free

Availability: Android/iOS

 

EpicMix – Performance Tracking

Category: Tracking

Rating: 3.5/5

From lift line times to vertical feet, race times, progress and leader boards – this app is a vital addition to your ski holiday getaway!

Price: Free

Availability: Android/iOS

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Peak.ar – Mountain Navigation

Category: Navigation

Rating: 3/5

Don’t know the names of mountains around you? Whip out this app and check it out. It allows users to use the camera for augmented reality view or has a map option too.

Price: Free

Availability: Android

 

SkiLynx – Track & Socialise with Friends

Category: Tracking

Rating: 3/5

This really is one of the best ski apps for keeping track of your friends on the slopes. This app lets you create your own private group for your friends. You can stay keep track of and chat to your friends in real time. It also acts as a ski log keeping track of your activities.

Price: £2.99

Availability: Android/iOS

 

Snoww – Social Ski Tracking

Category: Tracking

Rating: 4.7/5

Want to follow your friends, compete with other skiers and record your statistics? Snoww allows you to do all of this and more! This app not only allows you to meet your own personal goals, but also climb to the top of the leader board. It’s the perfect choice for anyone with a competitive streak.

Price: Free

Availability: iOS

 

Crystal Ski Explorer – Get More from the Mountain

Category: Misc

Rating: 2.7/5

All the mountain information you need at your fingertips! This app contains guides, useful tips and a tool to track your friends on the slopes. It also suggests piste routes for every level of skier.

Price: Free

Availability: Android and iOS

 

Eurosport Player – Watch your Favourite Sports

Category: Live Sports

Rating: 4/5

Eurosport Player allows you to watch sports coverage on your phone in real-time. This includes the upcoming Winter Olympics! There’s also access to some special bonuses such as highlights and news.

Price: Free (with in-app purchases)

Availability: Android/ iOS

 

Navionics Ski – All-in-one Guide

Category: Misc

Navionics Ski is the handy guide you need on the slopes! With navigation, interactive maps and details of your progress, this app has a little bit of everything you need in one place!

Price: £0.99

Availability: iOS

 

Ski Club – Snow & Weather

Category: Weather

With this app, skiers have access to all the latest snow and weather reports, as well as live webcams and piste conditions. All this non-biased, useful information is updated daily. It’s the ultimate guide to snow conditions on the slopes!

Price: Free

Availability: Android/ iOS

 

SkiPhone – Stay Connected

Category: Communication

Rating: 3.5/5

Love using your phone on the slopes, but hate having to take your gloves off? Now there’s no need! With SkiPhone, you can take photos by shaking your phone, or answer calls with voice activation.

Price: Free

Availability: Android

 

SNOCRU – Skiing and Snow Tracking

Category: Tracking

Rating: 3/5

Looking for the ultimate ski and snowboard tracking app? Look no further! This app keeps you and friends connected wherever you are on the mountain, while providing you with updates on weather conditions and monitoring your progress.

Price: Free (with in-app purchases)

Availability: Android/ iOS

 

Ski Pursuit – Challenge Yourself

Category: Tracking

Rating: 4/5

Looking to push yourself even further on the slopes? This app allows you to set yourself challenges and share your progress with friends on social media. Want to know your average speed? Number of runs? All this information is at your fingertips!

Price: Free

Availability: Android/ iOS

 

Edge Ski – Competitive Tracking

Category: Tracking

Every skier has a competitive side! With Edge Ski, you can check your current performance, access real-time lift information and challenge your friends. It has everything you need to push yourself!

Price:£0.99

Availability: iOS

 

 

 

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