“There’s an app for that” – it’s a fitting motto of our times. And skiing certainly hasn’t missed out. There are literally hundreds of ski related apps available to skiers. There are pretty much apps for everything - resort information, snow reports, web cams, measuring your skiing performance, interactive piste maps, recording your day on the pistes...the list goes on! With so many to choose from, we at Peak Retreats have put together a list of our Top 20 iPhone & Android Apps for Skiers. If you have a favourite ski-related app that you just can’t live without, please do share in the comments below.

1. Echo112 – The Pocket Lifesaver
By MobileMed Sarl

  • Available on Android and iOS
  • Free
  • This essential lifesaving app sends your location to local emergency services across the globe
  • How does it work?- In an emergency, you activate the app
    - The app will automatically detect your location and call the relevant emergency services
    - It will then give your location to the emergency service operator

Please note: although this app is designed to be used in remote locations, mobile network signal can be unreliable so please bear this in mind

More information about Echo112

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2. Ski Tracks
By Core Coders Ltd

  • Available on Android £0.70
  • Available on iOS £0.69
  • This is a popular app for skiers the world over
  • This app gives you the ability to record your day on the slopes – just press the record button, put your phone in your pocket and your day’s movements will be recorded
  • You can then analyse your day’s skiing including distance covered and maximum speed
  • Does not require data
  • Ability to share your results with friends on Facebook
  • Battery friendly – can record for upto 14 hours

More information about Ski Tracks


3. mPassport
By HTH Worldwide

  • Available on iOS and Android
  • Free
  • Brings you destination-specific information about the best local doctors, hospitals and resources – wherever you are in the world
  • Ability to schedule appointments
  • Uses GPS technology

More information about mPassport


4. Le Grand Bornand Resort App
By Skiplan Lumiplan Montagne

  • Available on iOS and Android
  • Free
  • Brought to you by the tourism office of Le Grand Bornand and the skilifts company
  • Provides a dynamic map of the ski area, GPS localisation in the resort, detailed weather forecast, a complete address book of all local amenities and emergency phone numbers
  • Created by ski app specialists

More information about Le Grand Bornand Resort App

5. AlpineReplay Ski & Snowboard
By AlpineReplay, Inc.

  • Available on iOS and Android
  • Free
  • Ranked as the number 1 winter sports app by Men's Health magazine
  • Track your day on the mountain by measuring speed, distance, vertical, calories, airtime, jumps, time and more.
  • Overlay your stats on photos you've taken on the mountain

Please note: a wireless or data connection and a free AlpineReplay account are required to use this app

More information about AlpineReplay Ski & Snowboard

 

6. Montgenevre Resort App
By Skiplan Lumiplan Montagne

  • Available on iOS and Android
  • Free
  • Provided by the official Tourist Office Montgenèvre
  • Includes: interactive piste map, information about the opening of slopes, find accommodation, choose your après-ski, learn about the weather and snow conditions, emergency contact information
  • Created by ski app specialists

 

More information about Montgenevre Resort App


7. Ski Pursuit
By Rossignol

  • Available on iOS and Android
  • Free
  • Allows you to track and record all your runs during the season and provides you with a complete analysis
  • Share your stats with your friends on Facebook and Twitter
  • Statistics covered include: maximum speed, average speed, duration, distance, ascent and descent
  • Although this app is similar to Ski Tracks, the emphasis is more on social sharing

More information about Ski Pursuit

 

8. Saint Gervais Resort App
By Skiplan Lumiplan Montagne

  • Available on iOS and Android
  • Free
  • Official app brought to you by the tourism office
  • Includes: a dynamic map of the ski area, GPS localization in the resort, detailed weather forecast of the ski resort, full address book of all the stores and services available and emergency phone numbers
  • Created by ski app specialists

More information about Saint Gervais Resort App

 

9. Skiresort.info Ski App
By Skiresort Service International

  • Available on iOS and Android
  • Free
  • Provides information about 4800 resorts worldwide
  • Information supplied includes ski pass prices, opening times, trail maps, test reports, current snow reports, weather reports, webcams, photos and videos
  • Route planner to 3000 ski resorts
  • Ability to save your favourite resorts and view them anywhere, anytime without an internet connection
  • This app has received excellent reviews, praised for its usability and accuracy

More information about Skiresort.info Ski App

 

10. Saint Francois-Longchamp Resort App
By Skiplan Lumiplan Montagne

  • Available on iOS and Android
  • Free
  • Presented by Labellemontagne and the Tourist Office
  • Includes: interactive map of trails indicating slopes and lifts open, your GPS position on the slopes, detailed weather forecast.
  • Created by ski app specialists

More information about Saint Francois-Longchamp Resort App

11. Les 2 Alpes Resort App
By Skiplan Lumiplan Montagne

  • Available on iOS and Android
  • Free
  • Brought to you by the tourism office of Les 2 Alpes and the skilifts company (Deux Alpes Loisirs)
  • App includes the following features: dynamic map of the ski area, GPS localization in the resort, detailed weather forecast of the ski resort, a complete address book of all the stores and services available in Les 2 Alpes and emergency phone numbers
  • Created by ski app specialists

More information about Les 2 Alpes Resort App


12. Ski & Snow Report
By SkiReport.com

  • Available on iOS and Android
  • Free
  • Hugely popular app
  • Provides information on current snow conditions at more than 2000 ski areas worldwide
  • Also features first-hand ski reports from users

More information about Ski & Snow Report

13. Find my Friends
By Apple

  • Available on iOS
  • Free
  • Although not specific to ski, this app may come in useful if you get separated from friends and family on the slopes. Particularly useful if you are in a mixed ability party.
  • Simply install the app, add your friends using your contacts, when your friend accepts your invitation using the app on their device, you will each be able to track each other’s location. If you don’t want to follow each other all the time, you can put it on a temporary setting – ideal for a ski holiday.
  • Has been optimised to avoid drainage of your battery

More information about Find my Friends


14. La Clusaz Resort App
By Skiplan Lumiplan Montagne

  • Available on iOS and Android
  • Free
  • This app allows you to access all the relevant information about the resort of La Clusaz
  • Includes the following: interactive trail map tracks, weather and snow information, general resort information, ability to purchase skipass
    Created by ski app specialists

More information about La Clusaz Resort App

15. SkiPhone
By Kevin Law

  • Available on Android
  • Free
  • This app solves that annoying problem faced by skiers everywhere. You get your phone out to say, take a photo and you have to take your gloves off to use your touch screen. With this app you can shake your phone up and down to launch voice actions or hang up/answer the phone.

More information about SkiPhone


16. Les 3 Vallees Region App
By Skiplan Luminplan Montagne

  • Available on iOS and Android
  • Free
  • The official app for the largest ski area in the world
  • Provides detailed information about the ski area and the 8 resorts within it: Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Brides-Les-Bains, Les Menuires – Saint Martin de Belleville, Val Thorens and Orelle
  • Includes the following features: interactive piste map with live ski lift and ski run openings; your geolocation on the ski area; webcams; weather forecasts; locations of high altitude restaurants, first aid posts and toilets; photos and videos; and details of events.
  • Now includes a feature to help you find your friends while in the 3 Vallees.

More information about Les 3 Vallees Region App

17. ActionShot
By CloudRaker

  • Available on iOS
  • Free
  • Allows you to record any movement and turn it into a sequence shot, capturing the course of an action in a single image – an alternative way of capturing yours and your friends’ moves on the slopes

More information about ActionShot


18. Portes du Soleil Region App
By Skiplan Lumiplan Montagne

  • Available on iOS and Android
  • Free
  • This app contains everything you need to know about the cross-border ski network including: interactive piste map detailing slopes that are open, GPS location on the slopes in real time, weather forecast and snow conditions, restaurants on the slopes, webcams, emergency numbers and other useful information.
  • You can also watch the best film clips about the ski area, browse the events diary, make full use of the augmented reality software to explore the Portes du Soleil mountains, and make use of the bespoke route planner for an ideal ski back to your accommodation.

More information about Portes du Soleil Region App

19. Simply Piste App
By The Simply Group

  • Available on iOS and Android
  • Free
  • This app allows you to browse Simply Piste’s entire store of ski wear and accessories from your mobile or tablet
  • Easy to browse product descriptions and images, add items to basket and purchase products

More information about Simple Piste App

 

20. Ski+
By Skiplan Lumiplan Montagne

  • Available on iOS
  • Free
  • Measure your performance, challenge other skiers and earn badges
  • Official partners: Chamonix, Courchevel, La Plagne, Les Menuires, Les 3 Vallées, Portes du Soleil, Megeve, Meribel, Serre Chevalier, Val Thorens, Eurosport

More information about Ski+