02/01/2014 | by Alex Burd
The phone can become a handy holiday companion with the rights apps. In fact they become especially useful on a ski or snowboard trip. To point you in the right direction here are some of the best mountain apps, as chosen (and tested!) by the MPORA team. We’ve split them into 5 categories to make it even easier for you:
- Routes and piste maps.
- Weather reports, conditions and avalanche warning apps.
- Tricks and camera apps.
It’s worth remembering that many of these apps rely on GPS and mobile data signals to work fully. The only drawbacks to this is that GPS can drain your battery at breakneck speed so be sure to have your phone all juiced up before hitting the slopes. The second drawback are those dreaded roaming charges – so check the charges and where possible play it safe and use the WiFi back at the lodge!