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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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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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Brits, there’s a new app for that

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Screen shots of the Ski Club's new app.

The Ski Club of Great Britain have launched a new app for the iPhone which provides detailed live snow information on 250 of the world’s leading resorts.

The app provides live data including last snowed information, current snow depths, piste conditions, off piste conditions, live weather, live webcams and the latest ski and snowboard news.

Brought to iPhone users in association with Land Rover, the free app is now available to download from iTunes.

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Finding greener ways to get to the ski hill

The funicular at Bourg-St-Maurice brings skiers straight from the train station to the resort.

One environmentally-friendly way of reaching ski resorts in Europe is by train.

The environmental impact caused by traveling to ski resorts is generally far greater than any impact made in the resort.

Transportation accounts for nearly 30 per cent of the US’s greenhouse gases, the leading cause of global warming, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Winter enthusiasts alone make more than 57 million visits to U.S. ski resorts each season, according to National Ski Areas Association. Taking a bus, says the U.S. Department of Energy, creates just half a pound of CO2 per passenger mile, compared with 590 pounds per passenger mile for the average car.

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