What's the best app for snowboarders

Ski & snowboard apps for piste skiers - the top 5

The right slope apps for winter holidays ensure ultimate fun for skiers and snowboarders: from route and altitude profiles to avalanche warning - you shouldn't miss out on our 5 top apps.

5th place: Ski gymnastics to prevent sore muscles

If you want to arm yourself against sore muscles and injuries on a skiing holiday, you should prepare with ski gymnastics. "Last Minute SkiGym" helps you last minute with effective exercises.

  • "Last Minute SkiGym" helps you to integrate various fitness exercises into your everyday life.
  • You will be well prepared for skiing with 6 different last minute exercises, 4 stretching exercises and 2 mobilization exercises.
  • The app differentiates between 2 weeks and 4 weeks of available preparation time.

4th place: Avalanche app - Skiing and snowboarding safely away from the slopes

  • The "White Risk" app (here for iOS) contains clever tools and information and assesses the current avalanche situation free of charge. This makes this app a helpful companion, especially for freeriders and holidays in mountains with a risk of avalanches.
  • The application has a weekly report on the snow and slope conditions. You will also receive useful basic knowledge to better assess the avalanche danger. For example, you can use an analyzer with four sliders to determine the properties of the snow and then use the app to find out whether the avalanche danger is high.

3rd place: power meter and HD video for skiers & snowboarders

With "Skiline" you will receive a personal performance curve in the form of an altitude diagram after successful registration:

  • Once you have entered your ski pass number in the free app, you can view your daily and weekly statistics. There you will find information on the kilometers of slopes and altitude you have skied and the various lift rides on each day of skiing.
  • A few ski areas even have Skiline terminals where you, as a Skiliner, can print out your own altitude diagram.
  • Or you can capture your winter experiences in a self-made "Skiline Movie" on specially selected sections of the slopes. An HD film camera films you from the start to the finish. The film will then be made available on your Skiline account. This service is free.

2nd place: winter sports app with odometer

The "iSki" app collects all the kilometers covered during an entire day of skiing. So if you want to impress with the distance covered at the après ski party, you should check out this app.

  • "iSki" creates a summary of the entire route that you have covered on a day of skiing.
  • The app uses GPS to record the exact mileage and analyze it. The app differentiates between altitude meters, kilometers of slopes, speed and altitude profile.
  • By exchanging data, one kilometer and a pace comparison with your friends is possible.

1st place: piste maps as an app for winter sports fans

"Skiinfo Ski & Snow Heights" offers the full range of information for the perfect ski holiday. The app is the most downloaded on the market and includes ski resorts from all over the world.

  • With the "Skiinfo Ski & Snow Heights" app you receive all snow reports from more than 2,000 ski areas (including Sölden, Winterberg, Ischgl, Kitzbühel) worldwide.
  • You also benefit from piste reports and pictures from other winter sports enthusiasts and can share reports yourself.
  • Get an overview via live webcams or receive extensive weather forecasts for numerous ski areas.
  • For fans of deep snow there is even a "powder alarm" that notifies you of fresh snowfall with push notifications. With this app you also always have piste maps and other useful information about the respective ski areas.

You can read in the next article which slope gadgets you can equip yourself with perfectly for winter. The individual apps with the most important information can also be found in our picture gallery.

(Tip originally written by: Tom Knoll)