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Looking for a good ski app

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

Hello,

I have used some ski apps in the past that would report snow fall.  Just wondering what other people are recommending.  Are there some that are report earlier than others and are more accurate than others?

 

 

thank you for your time and have a great day.

 

Craig

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post #3 of 16

Ski Tracks is the top rated app on iTunes and Google Play stores.

 

There's another thread on ski apps here http://www.epicski.com/t/117334/android-tracker-apps/60

 

Issue with Alpine Relay is the need to login to their website, they are harvesting your data basically.  OK but I prefer paying $1 for SkiTracks and owning my own data, not having to log in to someone's website to see my stuff.

 

You can get a lite version of SkiTracks for free to see if you like it.

post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by Eagles Pdx View Post


Issue with Alpine Relay is the need to login to their website, they are harvesting your data basically.  OK but I prefer paying $1 for SkiTracks and owning my own data, not having to log in to someone's website to see my stuff.

You don't have to give them any detail, so it's not bad, and you can see stats from other users on the same hill so that's kinda neat.
post #5 of 16

Didn't the OP ask for apps that report snow fall? Seems like AlpineRelay and Ski Tracks are for tracking your own skiing.

 

For snow fall reporting on iPhone, I use the app called "Ski Report" which pulls its data from OnTheSnow.com. It's less accurate early in the season but once things start going it's been reasonably accurate and up-to-date. Also lets people post comments and pics for each resort so you can get a little additional insight. 

 

Lots of ski areas now have their own app, which is likely the reliable. There also are apps for clusters of ski areas, such as the Ski Utah app. 

post #6 of 16
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You don't have to give them any detail, so it's not bad, and you can see stats from other users on the same hill so that's kinda neat.

 

You are giving them your ski stats which they harvest to make money on their web site via advertising.  That's a fair deal but I'd rather pay the $1, have the stats on my devices, not have to login, to ask someone's permission to see my stuff, A personal choice. I also think that Ski Tracks has better data with the slope calculation and it is the top rated ski program on iTunes and Google Play.

post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by kauffee View Post
 

Didn't the OP ask for apps that report snow fall?

 

We'll decide what the OP wants <grin>.

 

On that note, the "iSnows" are good on iTunes store, "Ski & Snow" and "Ski Report".  Most of the resorts have their own apps so you can download those for free and check them.

 

The NOAA sites are good.  You set them in your browser, a bookmark for each resort it will give you excellent weather prediction, forecast.weather.gov.  You can locate the prediction zone right on your ski area and bookmark it.

post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 

Hey Everyone,

Thank you for all of your posts.  Yes my original post was for snow fall alerts.  I have two on my phone right now.  Ski report and  Rei snow report.  Just started using them, so I don't have any opinions as of yet.  I also saw some that were snow fall prediction apps, but have not downloaded them yet.  As far as ski apps I have not used any. It would be nice if there was an app that would show you the trail map and what trail you are on or what patch of trees you are in.  Have they come out with anything like that as of yet?

post #9 of 16

SkiTracks shows you where you are on the mountain in satellite and "standard" view. Satellite is cool because it will show you the ski runs so you know exactly where you are. It doesn't impose the resort ski map over top though if that is what you are looking for but seeing your location on the mountain with the runs on the map is useful.  

 

Getting out the phone by the side of a run to see where you are is a bit impractical.  Digging in to get out the phone.  Handling with mitts or gloves, risk of dropping it.   Operating it. Seeing it.  I just wait until I'm inside.   But if you want to do it, it will show you where you are in the resort.

 

SkiReport is probably the best for reports on conditions etc.  I like that when you tap one of the ski areas you've added as a favorite, it includes the cams as one of the menu choices. 

 

SkiReport is also more global in that you can create your list of favorites while the iSnows are state by state.

post #10 of 16
Snocru
post #11 of 16

i would just use a webpage for the various snow related sites for snowfall; you don't always need an "app" when a webpage will do.

 

Also, if you're worried about timing, you need "forecasting" to plan to be there before the snow, the day of can be too late.

 

If you need day-of decisions, you should be check the exact mountain's daily report.  They all usually have a automated phone line and should get the reports out by 7AM.  I would trust the recorded voice message the most over digital reports. I assume you don't have so many choices that you need to check that many

post #12 of 16
Ski Report.
post #13 of 16
Except Ski Report apparently isn't reliable. I quoted their number for Kimberley's base and Tony said the resort's website said differently.
post #14 of 16
Ski report gives at least a starting point. I may have 8 resorts I'm keeping tabs on since I'm likely going to ski at a number of them in a season and it just gives a quick overview of conditions
post #15 of 16

Have a look at the Navionics app, it does all the tracking you want plus will guide you down the resort your at on level of trails you want. As far as weather forecasts, look at the map and it will give you a choice of weather stations to choose from for the forecast at each of these weather stations, what could be better?

post #16 of 16

Navionics just released an updated 5.2 version even easier to share and brag about your on snow days

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