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Top 10 smartphone ski apps for 2012

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Ski Rebel Magazine compiles the list of the top 10 ski apps for 2012

With a lot of talk of the best ski apps around on the web these days, The Independent released it’s best apps ski apps for smartphones. The list top app smartphone Apps has evolved considerably since Ski Rebel Magazine published a first list of top 10 iPhone apps. How do you compare it to ski rebel’s annual top list of Apps?  We are interested Continue reading ‘Top 10 smartphone ski apps for 2012′

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Why are Apple and Google so enamored with ski resort names?

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Apple has recently reveiled that it uses ski resort names for program development.

It seems the association between technology and skiing seems to get ever stronger. Along with the many uses resorts are currently finding for gps and social networking and Google’s infamous annual company ski holidays, it was recently revealed that Apple has been applying North American ski resort names as internal company code for new operating systems.

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British ski club’s app hits download landmark

Ski Club of Great Britain's iphone app.

In less than two months, the Ski Club of Great Britain’s snow report iPhone app has been downloaded over 50,000 times.

Voted in PC Pro magazine’s ‘Top 100’ apps, the free application featuries live snow report data from 250 resorts including snow depths, on and off piste conditions as well as webcams and the latest ski and snowboarding news, has been a huge hit with wintersports enthusiasts.

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Buy lift tickets from your iPhone

Buy tomorrow's pass from anywhere.

A new iPhone app that’s been released lets users quickly and securely buy a ski pass from their iPhone.

The new iSkiPass from SkiData is the first ski pass reservation application for iPhones. It is currently only available on the App Store but will soon be accessible on other mobile platforms.

The system works by loading purchased passes automatically onto an RFID card, which is a keycard or a Swatch Snowpass. Skiers can use this card to directly access all ski lifts. This process, which is highly convenient when on the go, helps avoid waiting in line at ticketing offices and is the perfect complement to online reservations.

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Stay in the know about snow info

Skiers with iPhones can leave comments on apps about actual snowfall conditions.

Skiers can now stay up to date with Skiinfo’s snow reports with a new iPhone app from the snow information provider.

The new application allows users to search for snow data from more than 1500 ski resorts in Europe. It gives daily updates of snowfall, current weather, snow depth statistics, ski-lift status and comments from other users of the service. The information is also available in a choice of 10 languages, including English, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch and Polish.

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Austrians add ski app for iPhone

Another iPhone app for skiing

The latest in the growing list of iPhone applications comes from the Austrian Tourist office who have launched the new iSki Austria app.

The application provides the latest snow and weather reports, many ski resort maps, and allows you to contact with other users via chat. It’s free-of-charge and also highlights the closest ski resorts to where you are.

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Ski resorts exaggerate snowfall, and skiers aren’t falling for it anymore: study

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A skier enjoys heavy snows at Whistler-Blackcomb resort in Canada. Photo Credit: Matty Jeronimo

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that ski resorts have always inflated the amount snow that’s fallen on their slopes, but a new study has shed a light on the actual numbers and how technology is helping skiers get the real info.

Two ski-loving professors at Dartmouth College compared reports from 450 North American ski areas over the past five seasons to independent weather data, and found that ski resorts added an average of 23 per cent more snowfall in their reports. Eric Zitzewitz and Jon Zinman explained the results in their report, Wintertime for Deceptive Advertising.

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