Best Apps for Skiing
Nothing beats the thrill of hitting your favourite slope on a great day, but by using technology and the right ski apps you can enhance the experience and make it even more unforgettable. Whether you want to find out the most up to date weather forecasts for your area, or if you’re looking for new and innovative ways of keeping track of your friends, then your smartphone can open up a whole world of possibilities. Take a look below at our top 5 ski apps and see if any of them sound like something you could use the next time you head to your luxury chalet in the Three Valleys.
OnTheSnow Ski & Snow Report (iOS, Android)
If there’s one thing that can put an end to your day before it’s even started, it’s the weather. Many a skier has spent early mornings looking up to the clouds in an attempt to judge whether it’s going to be a good day or not, but it doesn’t always have to involve such guesswork if you have the right ski apps. Ski & Snow Report uses GPS to show you the conditions of the closest piste, and you can choose to be alerted immediately if any severe weather is on the way.
Ski Tracks GPS Track Recorder (iOS, Android)
If you’re a regular skier then you will definitely find this app interesting, as you can use it to track everything about your ski runs. Whether it’s maximum speed and altitude, or even the degree of descent, you’ll be able to track it. To top it off, this ski app can even continue to track your run even if you’re not connected to the internet, and with a battery monitor mode you’ll be able to make it last for even longer.
With SkiLynx you’ll be able to stay connected with your friends whenever you’re on the slopes. The app uses GPS and detailed trail maps to show you where people are in real-time, which means that getting separated shouldn’t be a problem. SkiLynx even comes with preset chat features that can be activated with a single touch, allowing you to quickly check in with everyone or arrange a meet-up. Lastly, with app’s skiing log you can record a range of different metrics and even share them over social media.
SNOWCRU (iOS, Android)
This social app was built for the competitive skiers amongst you. It works by setting up a DAYCRU of other skiers and snowboarders, who you will then be able to easily locate and communicate with using the app. As SNOWCRU records different metrics of your run down the slopes it compares them against the others in your group, so you can compete over important things like fasted speeds, most runs in a day or even the most vertical feet travelled.
FIS-Ski Mobile and Live Timing (Android)
If you’re spending time away from the slopes but you still want your skiing fix then this could be one of the best ski apps for you. It’s the official app from the International Ski Federation and it provides a full list of calendars and results for all types of winter sports events. You even get access to different athlete bios and up-to-date standings during competitions, making it a must for sports enthusiasts.
The next time you hit the slopes make sure you get these ski apps downloaded onto your smartphone. Courchevel and Meribel are some of the greatest destinations in the world for skiing, so take a look at our luxury chalets in the Three Valleys and book your stay with us today.