5. Apres-ski

Turn your phone into a mountain companion with our guide!

09:37 6th December 2013 by Alex Burd
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Tripster (Android & iPhone)

Ski resorts aren’t the cheapest place in the world which is where Tripster comes in. It provides all the latest deals and offers for restaurants, bars, equipment ships and anything else you may need in your resort. At present it only covers areas in the Alps but they’re planning on expanding soon. Tripster is great for finding places you may not have known about. It also has a map function, however this will not guarantee to get you back to your room after one too many discounted Jägerbombs.

Tripster is free.

Download from iTunes and Google Play.

Liftopia (iPhone only)

Liftopia does the same job as Tripster but it covers US resorts as well. The interface is clean and upon signing up you will get a coupon with a barcode which will then become your key to lots of smashing discounts. The app will also provide details about the weather and other tit-bits about the resort.

Liftopia is free.

Download from iTunes.

Find My Friends

An app that was originally designed for worrying parents is actually a pretty handy thing to have on the mountain. You need to make sure you and your friends or family have this app installed and you’ll be able to keep track of one another. This is especially good if you have a large group of people with a range of ability levels – now you can split up and find one another without frantic phonecalls. It operates with a normal map rather than a piste map which can make it more challenging to use on the slopes than in the resort so keep that in mind.

Apple supplies a similar app for iOS with the same name.

Find My Friends is free.

Download from iTunes and Google Play.

Tripadvisor (Android & iPhone)

Chances are that you may have this app on your phone already. Eating in the mountains can be a bit of a gamble but with this app you can see top rated places to eat, reviews, locations and even book a table in advance if a place takes your fancy.

Tripadvisor is free.

Download from iTunes and Google Play.

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