Plan your next ski trip with Ski & Snow Report to ensure that your plans are not snowed over! Now you can conveniently use your iPhone or iPad to find out the current snow condition reports at ski resorts all over the world.
Not only do you receive snow condition reports from more than 2000 ski resorts around the globe, but the app also promises to let you see first-hand reports from your fellow skiers and snowboarders around the world.
Furthermore, this app is available for free! Is it too good to be true? Let's find out.
Ski & Snow Report covers over 2000 global ski areas, so whether you are going to California or Colorado, you can find out the current scene over there by simply searching for your desired area under the “My Areas” section.
You will get a list of locations and resorts to choose from, and when you select one, you can view information such as base depth of snow, recent snowfall dates and inches, number of lifts and trails that are open, and first-hand ski reports.
Trail maps of most ski areas are aslo included on this app, along with a GPS search function that enables you to locate nearby ski areas.
You can also submit your own report to warn or encourage fellow skiers and snowboarders to stay away from or come to certain locations. Add photographs from the slopes to give them a better idea of what to expect.
I really like how the developers have ensured that users have a seamless experience by ensuring all the information is contained within this app rather than being constantly redirected to Safari for additional information.
Although I appreciate the fact that the developers have made this app available for free, it is obvious what they have done to generate income: full-page ads. Advertising in free apps is to be expected but this app had far too many.
I wondered if perhaps this was an anomaly and that I might have received more ads than usual, but I checked out the user reviews and lo and behold - several users have complained about this. I hope the developers listen to the feedback and at least scale back a little bit.
Receive reports from over 2000 ski areas from all over the world
Receive first-hand reports from from skiers and snowboarders along with pictures
View mountain stats and snow history graph
Get access to trail maps of many ski areas
There are far too many ads
Ski & Snow Report contains a lot of useful information and I absolutely love the feature of receiving reports from people who are on the slopes at the time. This iPhone and iPad app definitely works and I would recommend using it to quickly find out what you need to know, but the ads will be a hindrance; don't say I didn't warn you!
Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.