My family was at a local sledding hill doing a little sledding and getting our riding legs back for the Winter by making some runs with out snowboards. A woman, having recently moved here from Idaho, ask me which of two local mountains had the best conditions. Her son was a rider and wasn’t used to the icy conditions we get here in the East. Unfortunately, without much fresh snow, the conditions aren’t likely to be very Western on any of our nearby mountains, but here are three apps for iPhone users to get the scoop:
AllSnow Ski Reports shows daily snow conditions and weather forecasts. It also shows trail maps, but uniquely offers lists of runs. The user reviews can give you an on-the-ground perspective of what is going on at the mountain. The app can also sync your saved resorts with your account on AllSnow.com. The app is free to download, but to track your runs you’ll need to pay $.99 per mountain or get the complete list for $9.99.
Ski and Snow Reports also shows daily snow reports and forecasts, as well as trail maps and user reviews. The app is a free download.
Snow Forecast is an app that focuses on the weather forecast. You can view mountains nearest to your location and also create a favorites list and subscribe to weather alerts so you can out there for the freshies. This app costs $.99 and you have to be a paid subscriber to their service for full features.
Bonus website: Snow Forecast has an website with an email subscription. Simple fill out a form with your email address and the resort you are interested in. When the snow is on the way, you’ll get notified.
What did we miss? What do you use for your snow report? Let us know in the comments…