Best Free Android Skiing & Snowboarding Apps 2012

 Update:

See Our Best Free Android Skiing & Snowboarding Apps 2013

 

Best Skiing & Snowboarding Android AppsWe are picking up from where we left off last year in part 1 of Best Free Android Skiing & Snowboard Apps.  Looking for some Android apps for your next ski & snowboard trip? We’ve compiled a list that we think will aid you in your next adventure. From tracking the weather to flight delays, to communicating with friends about the latest storm or needing driving directions, these apps will help you out getting to your destination and then back home again.

Dolphin Browser HD
This powerful browser comes with tabbed browsing, pinch zoom & gesture controls. The best mobile browser availale.

EpicMix (New)
Tracks vertical and social networking, however, it is only available for Vail Resorts Passholders. Also, the on mountain pics taken by the EpicMix photographers, automatically get uploaded to your EpicMix account.

Google Maps & Navigation
Once you download this to your phone, you can get rid of your stand-a-lone gps unit. You can either type in your desired address or use the voice command, which then leads you to your destination with its own voice guidance. Need street view? Got it. Satellite view? Yep. Traffic? Check.

Google Sky Map
For apre the apre ski and you look upfrom the outdoor hottub and see more stars than you can ever remember. That’s when you know you are in the mountains….and wondering when the next storm is coming!Epic Mix Android App

My Tracks (Updated)
Now you can use Twidroyd to tweet your maps links.  This app can be used to track your speed, time and elevation. You can determine daily vertical feet, create a trail to follow in the backcountry and you can set markers & waypoints. Setting markers enables you tor track time to distance between points and you can take picture and attach them to the points for a point of interest. Once you’ve finished your day, you can then send the tracks to a friend to show them where you’ve been or save them for future reference.

ooVoo (New)
oovoo replaces Fring from last year. This is a cross platforrm video chat app, so you can video chat with your bro’s who have iOS. Before, you could tell your bro’s about the latest dump and I’m sure you received a little dosage of skepticism. Now, you can show them live what they are missing. “So Bro, for reals, how deep is it?” Fire up the Fring app and show’em.

PicPush (New)
For those who take pics with your phone, this is a one stop app for sharing them. PicPush shares & updates your ski & snowboard pics to all of  your social media at once. Shutterfly, PhotoBucket, SmugMug, Facebook, Gallery, Picasa and Flickr can all be updated with just a touch of a button.



Picsay
Use this app to enhance and improve any pictures taken with your Android phone while on the mountain.

Radar Now
Can be used in addition to Weather Bug to get the best radar image for your local area.

Ski TrailMaps
Hundreds of North American and European ski area trail maps at your finger tips. Save a tree and use your phone.Ski Trail Maps Adroid App

Slacker
We know you need your tunes. However, any of the internet radio apps are going to chew up your battery, so you probably want to listen to your favorite jams that are on your memory card. Just in case you still want listen on the mountain, or once you’re back at the hotel, we’ve included Slacker.

TripIt
A great app to track your travel project from beginning to end. TripIt enables you to build your winter travel itinerary, check on flight times or delays and then track the project throughout your vacation.

Twidroyd
Formerly Twidroid, is the best mobile Twitter app. You can give the proper shoutout to all your followers. “Don’t believe what the mountain had on their website. It was way more than 4, like it was over my head in some places….”

Weather Bug
A best bet for your handheld weather info, plus you can also have a widget on your desktop. You can check out the up-to-date weather forecast pre ski/snowboard trip, during the trip or after to see if the big storm really came right after you left.

Where (New)
New in town? Find restaurants, bars, coffee shacks, gas…….what else? That’s what Where is for.

AGloves: (New)
Not an Android App, but these gloves can fit under your ski & snowboard gloves. You will now easily be able to use your phone or touchscreen device in a cold weather environment. Want to send a text, Twitter or pic of your last run during the epic snowfall? Not a problem with the AGloves Sport.

 


Apps Under Review:

FindUrb
Written by an urban skier for urban skiers & snowboarders. This app helps the urbanite track ultimate jib spots and then share’em with your buds.