In the car or on the hill; up the lift or kicking back at the lodge: nothing goes better with your day in the mountains than your HTC. From 6:00 A.M. wake-up calls to first chair check-ins, having the right apps to enhance your trip can make all the difference (especially when logging vertical feet and finding Happy Hour). And let’s face it – without the right music in your ears, skiing and snowboarding isn’t quite the same.
Check out these top ski/snowboard Apps for your HTC:
Ski & Snow Report (Android) – The self-described “world’s most-downloaded ski and snowboard application” gained it’s tremendous popularity for a reason: loads of information, trail maps, GPS, webcams, user reviews and more for over 2,000 ski resorts worldwide. If you’re hitting the slopes, make sure you have a good report with you!
Ski Guide (Windows Phone) – Need live mountain reports and trail maps? Ski Guide is the perfect companion for your HTC 8X. Complete with resort webcams, daily trail conditions and Live Tile support for your favorite resorts. You can also download reports and trail maps for offline use to plan your snowy day in advance.
EpicMix (Android) – Skiing or Riding at Breckenridge, Vail, Keystone, Beaver Creek (Colorado), Northstar California, Heavenly, or Kirkwood (California) this season? The award-winning EpicMix App will track your entire season on the hill, including vertical feet skied, lifts taken, special “Pins” and awards earned, and more. Also, the app is linked with the new EpicMix Photo where free, on-mountain photographers can snap and instantly upload images from your epic day.
GasBuddy (Android and Windows Phone) – Hauling back and forth from the mountain can be take a big drink of your gas budget. Save every penny by finding the cheapest gas in your area, every single time. After all, nobody rides for free!
A SkiFree Clone (Android) – Remember SkiFree, the awesome skiing game for Windows 95? Well, the good folks at Kudzu Mobile have released a near-perfect clone of the classic. It’s perfect for long wait in the lift line, or passing time while rehabbing that torn ACL. Jump!
Your Resort App – Last but not least, your favorite ski hill most likely has, or is likely preparing, their own app. Make sure you have the latest information including trail maps, live webcams, news, weather, road conditions, and all kinds important goods to enhance your experience at the resort. Check for the resort name in Google Play or the Windows Phone store.