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The 5 best Blackberry ski apps for 2011/12

Previously on ski-buzz we have looked at the best iPhone and Android ski apps available. Now it’s the turn of the Blackberry!

There are a huge number of ski related apps available on the market these days. Some offer huge amounts of technical information and applications, whilst others are wonderfully simple. We reviewed some of these last year, but knowing how things change, thought it was time to check out what advances have been made.

Here are our 5 best Blackberry ski apps for 2011/12:

Snow and piste information app1. OnTheSnow

This app has enough information to quench most ski enthusiasts thirst for snow information. Search by name, region, or proximity, and see which slopes are open, what the conditions are like, and so on. Furthermore, the OnTheSnow app is free to download here.

2. Tripometer

The GPS receiver in your Blackberry is used to provide you with an accurate analysis of your speed and distance on the slopes. This isn’t restricted to skiers either; this can be used snowboarding, and for any other activities you may enjoy. To make the most of the app, make sure your GPS tracks you before you start. Tripometer costs just $2.99 USD, get it here.

3. Ski Trail Maps

Probably the best feature on Ski Trail Maps is that all regions are supported. Wherever in the world you’re going skiing this season, this app allows you to download and save the piste maps for your resort. Regardless of whether you have signal on your phone, once you’ve downloaded the map you’re able to view it anytime, on the chairlift, piste, or at home. The app costs $2.99, get it here.

4. Satski

ski piste map appThe Satski app is a real time ski navigation app using current 2/3D colour piste maps available for resorts worldwide. The live GPS positioning allows you to ‘Locate Me’ on the map. Alongside live tracking, live stats (speed, distance, and altitude), geo-tagging for photos, an SOS feature, and buddy tracking are also featured making this an excellent all rounder. This app really does do everything you could want it to. For $8.99 you can download it here.

5. The North Face Snow Report

This snow report app is actually a mobile website. It has current snowfall, as well as detailed information for ski resorts worldwide. Users can save up to 10 resorts, allowing them to view piste maps, get directions, and see mountain stats. TNF Snow Report can be downloaded here.

So that’s our top 5 for the Blackberry. If you have other apps that have been particularly useful, fun, or otherwise worth a mention, please get in touch – you can leave a comment below or visit our facebook page and join in the discussion there.

This post was written by Tess Bowles from Crystal Ski

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