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Hit the Piste with iPhone

written by: Sandy Samra•edited by: Simon Hill•updated: 5/25/2011

The ski season has officially kicked off as it's snowing all over the country. Here's our rundown of the best skiing applications for the iPhone.

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    OnTheSnow's Snow Reports

    onthesnow snow reports 

    OnTheSnow's Snow Reports lets you favorite up to 16 resorts from the list of 2,000 resorts worldwide and offers you a personalized report on your favorite resort. The report provides information on the number of trails and lifts open, new base and snow depth conditions, surface conditions, elevation and longest run, vertical drop, weather conditions, and a direct call number to mountains. You can trust the app reports as they are provided by the world’s most visited snow sport website – OnTheSnow. The app provides in-depth reports from the resorts in and around Europe, Canada and the US. You can easily search the resorts by their names, area they are located in or by proximity with the help of your GPS. You can even map each resort using Google Maps or built in Maps.

    (Price: Free)

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    OnTheSnow Gear Guide

    onthesnow gear guide OnTheSnow Gear Guide is the first ever skiing app that allows you to browse, shortlist, and compare a large variety of snowboards, skis, and boots. You can find the best skiing gear of the season here along with tips from experts. Use this information to shop and also share it with your friends. This iPhone application for skier's features information on more than 200 products.

    (Price: Free)

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    REI Ski and Snowboard Report

    REI Ski and Snowboard 

    REI Ski and Snowboard Report keeps you up to date on the conditions around 1,800 resorts worldwide. You can get good information on new snow and base conditions, lifts data and weather forecasts.

    (Price: Free)

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    Ski Lodge

    SKi Lodge Ski Lodge is a beautiful skiing app for iPhone that lists over 400 resorts on one page along with new snow and base conditions, temperature and an icon for current weather. Apart from the resorts, the app is location aware and can also list local mountains. The app features highly detailed trail maps that work best with 3G or Wi-Fi connections. The detailed trail maps also contain pictures and websites. But the app is only available to skiers using iPhones across Canada and the US.

    (Price: $4.99)

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    Snow Bomb 

    SnowBomb is the fastest and the most user friendly skiing app that lets you keep track of your favorite resort’s skiing conditions, across NorthAmerica. This app reports new snow and base conditions, number of trails and lifts open, snowfall in the last 24 hours, full weather reports, and personal accounts from people on the slopes. This app even gets you discounts on lift tickets and rental gear.

    (Price: Free)

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    iTrailMap 3D

    iTrailMap iTrailMap 3D is loaded with exciting 3D features that allow you to see yourself on a 3D mountain. The app records your tracks so that you can easily upload them to the web. It also records information like vertical feet and total distance skied. This skiing app is specially designed for skiers and snowboarders.

    (Price: $4.99)

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    Ski-o-meter is a wonderful app that lets you calculate how fast you ski. Simply tap the play button and put your iPhone in your pocket while skiing downhill. This app will calculate your average and maximum speed, the distance covered, and a diagram view of your speed over altitude. This is a cool app that every skiing enthusiast should have. It’s exclusively meant for iPhone 3G and above.

    (Price: $1.99)