Top 5 Apps for Skiers and Boarders
Use location-based app Liftopia to find discounts on the mountains closest to you. The app also provides driving directions. Liftopia tells me you can get two tickets at Plattekill Mountain in the western Catskills for 72% off. Use the app to purchase tickets at $27 a head!
Bookmark 'mountains' in the favorites section. One of these days Aspen will have a deal.
The free app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, but requires iOS 4.0 or later.
Before you hit the slopes, make sure you know what you're doing. SkiTips offers instruction for different ability levels.
Whether you're still learning to snow plow or you're a regular on black diamonds, SkiTips provides helpful video tutorials.
If you're a green circle skier and you find yourself on a blue, you'll be glad you learned how to side slip your way down. Or break "bad habits," with the instructions on improving your stance and turns. Most importantly, learn how to stay in control.
After mastering the lessons on this app, you'll be headed down the back bowls at Vail in no time!
The free app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, but requires iOS 3.1.3 or later. It is also available for Google's (GOOG) Android operating system.
SPLIT Multisport GPS
Now that you're an expert skier, track how fast you're going. You know you made it down kt-22 at Squaw in record time. Split will verify that.
Use Split to set goals and track your performance. You are so much faster than last season. You can also use the app to create a music playlist that gets you going.
Just how high was that mountain exactly? Split will tell you your elevation. Shoot photos and video and share it with your friends. Make sure everyone knows what a speed demon you are. This app is suitable for boarders as well.
The free app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, but requires iOS 4.3 or later.