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Best Ski and Snowboarding iPad and iPhone Apps

Updated on July 5, 2011

When it comes to skiing and snowboarding technology is a newer trend; it used to be that once you climbed that chairlift, started to shred those hills, well, you were void from any contact from the outside world; technology was non-existent, something that only was real when the skis or snowboards were off, when you were back in the 'real' world.

Oh - how times have changed.

Now, with the help from powerful mobile devices like the iPhone and other Android phones you can have important skiing and snowboarding information right at your fingertips. In fact, with the recent surge of new apps (thousands upon thousands) there are now more ski apps, and snowboard iPad applications, than you need.

It begs the question: What are the best skiing and snowboarding iPad apps?

The top skiing applications range in style, design, and purpose; in other words you need to know what you're looking for. Some of the best snowboard iPhone apps are apps that also double as something else - say, for example, a iPad ski application that is also a great weather app.

With that being said here are the 5 best ski and snowboard iPhone and iPad apps:

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Gaia GPS gives you some of the most detailed maps.
Gaia GPS gives you some of the most detailed maps.

Gaia GPS

Price: 12.99

Best... Ski App for Back Country Skiing and Snowboarding

Some of us need more from life than what is already given to us; some of us, those of us who are good enough, find that public slopes, those groomed runs, are, well, too groomed. Some of us want the thrill of the backcountry, the risk of the wild, the sense of... adventure.

Gaia GPS, one of the best skiing iPad and iPhone apps in the world makes doing that much easier. You can find out wherever you are with just a click of a button; furthermore it will show you topography maps, altitude and even the rate of incline; it's everything you need to make that wild adventure that much safer and convenient (some may say that takes the whole point away but it's worth it).

You can download maps before hand, record tracks and way points so you can find your way back and much more. By far one of the top skiing apps in the world.

Ski Fitness Workout App

Price:  1.99

Best... App To Prepare For the Skiing Season 

Okay so this isn't really an app meant for when you're up on the hill but it's just as important - maybe even more so.  This is one of the best iPad snowboarding application not for what it tells you about the mountain, or what the weather is, but because of how it prepares you so you don't need to know anything about the mountain. 

Features:

  • Numerous Skiing Oriented Exercises
  • Timer 
  • Record results
  • Listen to music while working out,
  • HD 


AllSnow - Ski and Snowboard Reports and Trail Maps

Price: Free

Best... App That Every Skier and Snowboarder Needs

The truth is that sometimes, and only sometimes, skiing or snowboarding can be a very, well, unpleasant experience.  On those days where the wind seems to be like a hurricane and the temperature is a record setting low it's not worth the punishment to ski the slopes. 

And that's where one of the best ski and snowboard apps for the iPhone and iPad come in.

AllSnow gives you snow reports for, get this, every single ski and snowboard hill in North America.  Every single one.  Perfect. 

Solipskier

Price: 0.99

Best... Skiing App For When You're Not Skiing

Yes I know: this isn't a true ski iPad or iPhone application. It's a game - but it's a really fun game.

In fact I would go as far as to say this is the best skiing game for the iPhone (and iPad) in the world.

And this makes it one of the top skiing applications.

OnTheSnow

Price: Free

Best... AllSnow Alternative

With over 2000 resorts to choose from, you can get a detailed, and even personal, snow report from each and everyone.

Features:

  • 2000 Worldwide resorts to choose from
  • Daily weather
  • Snow Reports
  • Monitor up to 16 reports at once
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