2. Weather Conditions and Avalanche Warning Apps

Turn your phone into a mountain companion with our guide!

Alex Burd Alex Burd

Mammut Safety (iPhone only)

This app is a must for those of you heading off the beaten track. Mammut provides up to date avalanche warnings for your area as well as allowing you to calculate the risk for your current location by entering certain information about your sitation.

In the event that things do go wrong it also allows you send an SOS text message with your co-ordinates to the emergency services so that they can track you down and dig you out. At present it’s only available for the iPhone so if you’re on Android make sure you at least have our next app…

Mammut Safety is free.

Download from iTunes.

Avalanche Forecasts (Android & iPhone)

This app gives you real time avalanche predictions for your area. It allows you to check out the danger up to two days in advance. The information is general in location so we wouldn’t encourage you to rely on this app alone, but it is useful in providing on the go information in the palm of your hand.

Avalanche Forecasts is free.

Download from iTunes and Google Play.

AllSnow (Android & iPhone)

AllSnow is a comprehensive ski forecast app that provides snowfall data for over 2,000 ski areas around the world – it even covers artificial slopes. You can favourite resorts and areas and the app provides in depth information including weather forecasts, directions to get there, a route map and a link to lift pass discounts when possible.

There’s a rudimentary run tracker that keeps your basic stats and stores them in your personal profile. You can also set it to alert you when there’s a particularly heavy dump of powder nearby.

AllSnow is free.

Download from iTunes and Google Play.

Ski Report (Android & iPhone)

Ski Run is another weather and snow conditions provider. It can locate snowfall near your present location as well as from resorts around the world. Users can also submit their own first hand reports which go into greater detail and also the how many lifts and runs are open at that moment.

Ski Report is free.

Download from iTunes and Google Play.

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