There was a time when you might struggle to get cell phone reception while on a group ski trip in Colorado or Utah. That time is definitely over and not only can you send a quick text while skiing to make lunch plans, there are apps for your group ski trip popping up left and right to help make it a fantastic experience.
If you are skiing at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, or Keystone in Colorado, or The Canyons in Utah, or any other mountain owned by Vail Resorts, you might want to download EpicMix. By working with the RFID chip in your lift ticket, the app allows you track the vertical feet and trails covered, race against Lindsey Vonn, earn pins for your on-mountain achievements, and store ski photos on your personal EpicMix dashboard for sharing on your social media networks.
Find My Friends
Even though Find My Friends isn’t a “ski” app, it certainly comes in handy on the mountain. Have your group all download the app (Apple only, sorry) and send invitations to the group to be your “friend”. After they accept, you will be able to view their locations on the mountain at any time. This is a great tool for group leaders!
The REALSKI App uses the GPS and camera built into your phone to help you with mountain navigation. Not sure what slope you are looking at or what difficulty level it is? Just point your camera at it to get the info. Can’t quite remember where a bathroom is? Again, point your camera and it will help you identify the facilities available in your area.
REALSKI also let’s you Geotag locations such as where you parked your car or where you dropped your glove from the chairlift. The dropped glove thing is a real phobia of mine, so that feature alone is worth downloading the app as far as I’m concerned.
SHERPA – Copper Mountain
The mountain specific app, Sherpa, is an audio app provided by Copper Mountain. Just plug in your headphones and start skiing. The app will give you tips and information on trails, such as which sides are groomed. It also provides a one-touch ski patrol button should you find yourself in need of help.
Mountain specific apps like Sherpa are sure to be popping up all over the place, so be sure to check the resort you’ve chosen to see if they have one.
Get information on the Colorado resorts’ ski conditions using iSnowReport. Find out the conditions and base depth, which lifts are open, lift hours and more. If you are skiing outside of Colorado look for state specific apps like iSnowUT.
Do you have any favorite apps for your ski trip? Please share them with SkiDaddy. We try our best to provide the latest technology for our group ski trip, which is why each of our ski groups receives their own private ski trip webpage. Contact us so we can help you plan your group’s trip.