Heading to the snow this winter? Oriana Fitzgerald looks at five iOS apps for those skiing, snowboarding or enjoying the snow.
Designed to get you fit and healthy for the ski season, this ski fitness app offers planned exercise sessions that are simple and easy to follow, with detailed animations to ensure that you understand exactly which movements are required. As you complete each stage, the device continually adapts, based on your progress, in order to help reach your maximum potential. Your results are recorded each session, so that you can see what you have achieved and what needs improving. The timed conditions ensure that you exercise and rest for the correct amount of time, allowing your workout to be effective and fast. You’ll be ready for the slopes in no time with over 100 different individual sessions, training your body to build strength and endurance.
SKI & SNOW REPORT
The Ski & Snow Report app allows you to find the current snow condition reports at more that 2000 skiing locations worldwide. The most downloaded ski and snowboard condition application, this free app is easy to use and gives you up-to-date information. Once downloaded, allow the app to use your current location, and it will list ski resorts in Australia and New Zealand.
‘Ski Trail Maps’ are the only applications that offer offline GPS ski trail maps with a built in GPS tracker. Should you ever get lost on the mountain, you will be able to find your exact location and that of the nearest marked lift or trail – without having to be connected to the internet. You can also search the names of lifts and trails and then export them to Facebook, sharing your location with your friends and family.
SKI SCHOOL BEGINNERS
Elate Media Ltd
Instructive Video lessons help the beginner clarify the basics and build up their skills and confidence before they hit the mountain for the first time. This app is a guide that will take them from their first time on the snow up until their first parallel turn. The Ski School app also has an ‘intermediate’ and ‘advanced’ version, all containing videos and skills to enhance the skiers knowledge and performance.
ALPINE SKIING 2013
Are you a fan of the Alpine Winter Sports? Do you want to keep track of all the races, results and events of this ski season? Then Alpine Skiing 2013 is the app for you. You will be able to gain access to all former World Cup Rankings from 1966 until now, and also view the statistics of any major racer’s career.