Ski Tracks is a top-of-the line ski navigation application available on most smart phones. Start the app calculator when you leave your resort to hit the slopes and it will track all of your skiing or snowboarding statistics for the day, including your average run speed, fasted course run, total distance travelled during the day, and any altitude changes. This application is not just for professional skiers and snowboarders—though it is certainly used by them—but can be fun for any level of skier or snowboarder to track his progress and speed throughout a day of fun in the snow.
This is a great smart phone app for the travelling skier. Covering over 800 ski locations in the United States and Europe, Ski Forecast provides up-to-date information about the weather and ski conditions with the click of a button. Ski Forecast does more than just tell you the current weather and snow conditions. It’s perfect for those skiers who are trying to decide what ski resort to visit because it gives a 15-day forecast of weather, snowfall, and snow conditions on the ground. It also logs the date of the last snowfall and the amount of snow recorded as well as the snow probability, which is always kept up-to-date. Ski Forecast also records the wind speed and direction as well as the time for sunset and sundown at each location, so you can hit the slopes early and leave late. Using GPS technology, Ski Resort also automatically tells you the ski conditions in the closest public skiing area. Ski Forecast is available in 7 languages.
For those skiers who need a refresher course but don’t want to take lessons, try the Ski School application, which is available for most smart phones. This app comes in a number of different skill levels including beginner, intermediate, and advanced. With the click of a button, watch legendary ski instructor, Darren Turner, as he gives easy-to-follow tips as well as real-time demonstrations, so you can brush up on your snow sports skills without wasting time and money on face-to-face lessons. As you watch Turner’s presentations and demonstrations, cue cards pop up to remind you of key skills and safety tips.
Who wants to decide on a ski location without checking out the slopes first? Ski Webcams, a free application available on most smart phones, lets you do just that. With high-definition videos shot by real skiers in over 400 ski locations across the United States, Canada, and Europe, Ski Webcams provides you with an up-close and personal look at some of the most spectacular runs in some of the best ski locations on earth. Watch for fun or to research your next big ski adventure.
Just because you can’t be on the slopes year round doesn’t mean that you can pretend to be. Though TouchSki 3D won’t improve your ski skills or help you research your next big skiing adventure, it’s a great way to pass the time when you just can’t be in the snow. This fun game presents 3D ski slopes that you have to navigate with your screen. Choose from a variety of locations and ski levels. The game is so realistic; you may just forget that you’re at your office and not hitting the slopes with your buddies.
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