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Best Ski Apps

post #1 of 28
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Any recommendations on the best ski apps, whether snow reports, maps, even games?

 

I used Ski Tracks and On the Snow (love the comments) along with a couple map apps, but more and more have come out in the last couple years. 

post #2 of 28

opensnow.com has a good app.

lots of resorts are starting to make their own apps too, so it's worth checking for places you like to ski.

post #3 of 28

Ski TrailMaps - exactly like it sounds.  And it doesn't take up too much space as it downloads maps only when you want them...

post #4 of 28

I like Trace Snow for tracking vertical, # of runs, etc... mainly because then I can see that my 35 runs in southern MN adds up to about 2.5K vert... lol

post #5 of 28

I have Maprika (free on Google Play Store) which works well on an android phone but has some functional limitations on an Iphone.

 

It will show total dowhill vertical, total downhill distance skied, total time skied, max speed, average speed and speed on any part of a run taken which is also saved as a track on the mountain trail map which you can download into the app.

post #6 of 28

trace app run off the phone or you need that transducer you clip to your skis??

post #7 of 28

Ski Safari or Ski Safari 2.  Warning, game playing may be addictive. ;)

post #8 of 28
@blackke17 I just use the app on my phone. The Trace 'puck' provides some more advanced stats - airtime, etc. but I'm not that hung up on needing everything that detailed.
post #9 of 28

I have been using Trace Snow for the last three years to keep track of runs, vert, and days and it is extremely useful.

 

Nice thing is you can turn off cellular data and the app still can track GPS. You don't burn through your battery, and you actually get to "get away" from things while skiing.

post #10 of 28
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Originally Posted by Eagle93 View Post

@blackke17 I just use the app on my phone. The Trace 'puck' provides some more advanced stats - airtime, etc. but I'm not that hung up on needing everything that detailed.


thanks Eagle93 , I don't need all that either , gonna check out this app Thumbs Up

post #11 of 28
I downloaded Trace (formerly Alpine...) and it was just an ad for something that attaches to your skis. I couldn't figure it out or turn off the notifications.
post #12 of 28

@cbtbakkes when you open the app, you should see a very large "Play" button with the words "Press to begin logging." above it. Press that and it will begin recording your speed, vertical, etc. You do not need the Trace "puck" to record your basic stats.

post #13 of 28
I saaw a timer running but that was it. I'll try again tomorrow when I ski.
Thanks
post #14 of 28

Slopes is a pretty cool free app for the iphone and integrates well with the apple watch as a Glance.  

Tracks each run, speed , distance, vert   plus something unique i didn't have on my older app..... it gives you total time going downhill   vs total time going up on the lifts.    

post #15 of 28
Thanks but I have Android.
post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by blackke17 View Post
 

trace app run off the phone or you need that transducer you clip to your skis??

It can run on the phone.  The puck you can put on your skis supposedly improves data accuracy and reduces phone battery use by collecting the data on the puck, and then transferring it to your phone later.  It's probably more useful for surfing, where you can't bring your phone.

 

I'm pretty happy using the Trace app - I tried Ski Tracks and didn't like it as much, but it too seemed pretty good.

post #17 of 28
So I tried the Trace app yesterday. It gave me time and max speed only. No vert, runs or anything else they advertised.
post #18 of 28
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So I tried the Trace app yesterday. It gave me time and max speed only. No vert, runs or anything else they advertised.


Hmmm. . . . I haven't used it this year yet, and I'm reading reviews that suggest they've cut way back on what data you get on the free app.  Seems they are focusing on the hardware now, rather than the phone app (in fact their website says that by comparison "the phone thinks you're drunk"), so may have to explore other alternatives.

post #19 of 28
Well I just got an email with all the other data. Kind of cool, except I can't zoom in on it so it's not readable with my phone...
post #20 of 28
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Well I just got an email with all the other data. Kind of cool, except I can't zoom in on it so it's not readable with my phone...

 

Yeah, you have to wait for the Trace servers to sort out the data. WHen you're on the mountain it sucks but afterwards it can be interesting.

 

There are different categories you can do with averages as a free user. You can also see jumps, air time, total distance at a ski resort, max/avg speed, and a few more.

 

For a free app I can't complain too much.

post #21 of 28
The map was cool to see I just wish I could zoom in on the numbers! I'll try it again when I'm on vacation.
post #22 of 28
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The map was cool to see I just wish I could zoom in on the numbers! I'll try it again when I'm on vacation.

 

Now that you mention it. I do remember having a problem using the map on a device. I'm not sure if it was my computer or my phone. The information displayed on one device didn't show for another.

post #23 of 28

Check out FATMAP

post #24 of 28

Also check out https://jollyturns.com (iPhone only for now). Shows your location and your friends' location on the ski resort's map, let's you meet with them, and keeps track of your statistics. It covers all downhill ski resorts in the world.

 

Disclaimer: I'm the maker of the app.

post #25 of 28

Can you suggest such an app for the "non-iPhone" user?

 

Having so many mountains at ones fingertips..... ;-)

post #26 of 28

I don't think there's one just quite like Jollyturns, not even on iPhone. That's the reason I started working on it few years ago.

 

I'll get my act together and work on an Android version. Realistically I don't think I'll have it ready until next season though. I'll post an update here once I have it released.

 

In the meantime, enjoy your turns!

post #27 of 28
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Originally Posted by ovidiu View Post

Also check out https://jollyturns.com (iPhone only for now). Shows your location and your friends' location on the ski resort's map, let's you meet with them, and keeps track of your statistics. It covers all downhill ski resorts in the world.

Disclaimer: I'm the maker of the app.

Does anyone still have iPhones? Need Android for everyone I know, please!
post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by ovidiu View Post
 

I don't think there's one just quite like Jollyturns, not even on iPhone. That's the reason I started working on it few years ago.

 

I'll get my act together and work on an Android version. Realistically I don't think I'll have it ready until next season though. I'll post an update here once I have it released.

 

In the meantime, enjoy your turns!

 

Holy cow! 

 

I just looked at the app to see if my tiny ski area in Japan was on there... and it was! Not only that, but it had a map. I've been skiing there for 2 years and have never seen a map. It even has the old ski trail that was closed years back! Not only that, but a hideous website from like 1998. Dear lord, it's hideous!

 

Pretty amazing stuff, not something I'd use but really is more complete than some other apps for what it does.

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