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Powder Alarm app review: snow alerts for western USA

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Introduction

Powder Alarm is one for all you powder junkies who live in the western states of the USA, providing live snowfall reports, snow depth reports,  alerts via Push notification, and loads of other goodies to ensure you’re the first one out on the slopes when the white stuff falls.

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There’s nothing quite like being the first one to hit the slopes, chopping and slaloming your way through the freshly fallen virgin snow, and I really think that the alerts provided by this app will help you to experience that feeling time and time again.

For All You Powder Junkies

What we have here is truly must-have app that provides you with hourly snow reports for Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington so that you can get out and hit the slopes as early as possible.

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The developer of this app prides themselves on the fact that the reports of the quantity of snow fallen is based on snowfall since each featured resort was closed, as opposed to a full 24-hour report which can obviously skew the results and make them less accurate.

Stay ahead of the white stuff
Stay ahead of the white stuff

Receive Snowfall Alerts

As I mentioned above, Powder Alarm allows you to set up and receive alerts via Push notification whenever snow falls on your chosen resorts, so just specify your preferences and let the app do its thing!

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The developer also promises that future resorts are being added on a fairly consistent basis without the need for new updates to be downloaded; considering this app hasn’t been updated since 2011 I would be skeptical about the frequency of resort additions but I’m going to give them the benefit of the doubt here.

Wake up on time!
Wake up on time!

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Access hourly snow reports for Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington
  • Perfect for all you skiers who want to hit the slopes as soon as possible after fresh snowfall
  • Provides the amount of snow fallen since each featured resort was closed
  • Receive alerts via Push notification whenever snow falls on your chosen resorts
  • New resorts are added on a fairly consistent basis        

Cons

  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

Set up multiple alarms
Set up multiple alarms

Final Words

Powder Alarm is a great iPhone and iPad app for all you skiers and snowboarders out there who want to sate your hunger for the white stuff by being one of the first people on the slopes, so be sure to check it out!

 

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MarkBangs

Mark is an opinionated writer who loves to review apps. In 2012, he started reviewing Apple apps on a regular basis and wonders how he survived up to that point without these apps.