Planning a ski or snowboard day sometime soon? Don’t go in blind, crossing your fingers that the slopes will be as powdery perfect as you’ve dreamt, the weather as predictable as you’ve hoped, or the Apres Ski Parties as poppin' as you’ve heard. Here are six apps to give you absolute certainty that your day (and night) will be filled with the best slopes at the best spots.
OnTheSnow Ski and Snowboard Report- Use OnTheSnow to get up to the minute condition reports and accurate forecasting, pulling data from all the top resorts. And, if reading a screen full of numbers isn’t helping you paint the best picture of what to expect, pull up a live webcam of the slopes you’re into and get the real picture of what it’s like.
NOAA Snow Forecast- NOAA is super helpful as it tells you exactly how much snow to expect in your area. Pick specific locations and wake up to daily info about what conditions those places saw overnight. Instead of generalized area info, choose info that is precise and accurate. Also, NOAA is giving an end of season 50% discount on this bad boy!
Liftopia- Use Liftopia to get snow conditions, specific slope info, resort maps, AND lift ticket discounts. That means you can pull up a ton of info about a specific resort and then get yourself on that very lift as cheaply as possible.
Peaks- Sitting at a fork in the road with a half dozen ski options in front of you and don’t precisely know which is which? Peaks has over 25,000 mountains in its database and can let you look like the ultimate mountain master with the names of every peak on the horizon.
Epicmix- The official app for some of the biggest resorts in the country (Vail, Beaver Creek, Breck, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton), and rightly so! It’s a social app that allows thousands to share up to the minute stats about snow conditions and anything else you may need to know to plan your day. It also has the benefit of allowing you to talk to anyone else using the app and, if you’re up for it, to compete for a top spot on the Leaderboard!
Snocru- Although Snocru can’t tell you how much new powder may be settling on various slopes, this app won best ski/snowboard app from Wired Magazine, Ski Magazine and Snowboard Magazine and deserves a spot on our list. Snocru connects you to everyone on the mountain regardless of signal or service using a ‘Near Me’ function. Get all the possible stats on your skiing (and other boarders on the slopes with you) that you could want, and discuss them at a great Apres Ski Party that Snocru can also connect you to!
Now that you’ve got all the info you could possibly need in the palm of your hand, go hit the slopes! Happy shredding