Best Apps For Winter Sports Lovers
Paper trail maps? So yesterday. Load up this app, and download high-res, 2-D maps of 750 resorts so you can snowboard, downhill or cross-country ski without getting lost. Upgrade to the ad-free, $4.99 version, and get 3-D maps and GPS tracking.
Ski and Snow Report: Free
Information junkies will want to invest in a pair of gloves with touch fingers to take advantage of this app since you’ll be pulling it from your pocket again and again; it shows everything from temperature, conditions, new snow and provides access to slope webcams so you can head to the most favorable pistes.
Snow Fitness Workouts: $2.99
Know you need to work on those glutes but not sure how? Download this app and get over 100 timed, equipment-free workouts for muscle groups needing extra strength as you attack that powder. Ties into your iTunes library to keep you motivated.
Pocket First Aid and CPR: $1.99
When emergency medical help isn’t available, this app, released by The American Heart Association, steps in to guide those trained in adult, child and infant CPR the basics in text, image and video form. A custom wallpaper lets you create a background with your medical information; First-aid information includes instructions for treating burns, seizures and diabetic episodes.
Map My Fitness: Free
Cross-country skiers are often left out in the cold when it comes to custom apps. Not so with Map My Fitness. It tracks skiers’ distance, pace and calorie burn. GPS route mapping shows skiers where, and at what elevation, they are on the mountain, and voice prompts provide progress reports.
Who doesn’t love a deal? Download this app and get up-to-date information on lift-ticket, equipment and lesson discounts at 150 resorts. Use your phone to redeem your purchase at the ticket counter. Want to check conditions before you buy? Liftopia also provides the latest weather.
Download this app and avoid getting stuck on the way to the mountain by getting information on pass conditions, accident reports and congestion. A gas comparison lets you get the cheapest fuel.
Action Shot: Free
Make the best use of your new iPhone 6 by downloading this app which installs a burst mode for action sequences. Once you shoot your bursts, edit them into a single showing the whole sequence. Perfect capturing your moves at the terrain park.