These days, smart phones are pretty much a must-have bit of kit on the slopes. With so many ski-related apps, you can pretty much do anything, all from your mobile phone. From taking photos to measuring your speed, contacting the emergency services to accessing resort information and snow reports – apps really can enhance your skiing experience. Here at Ski Collection, we have put together a list of our 20 favourite ski-related apps. Do you have an app you just can’t live without? Please let us know in the comments below.

1. Echo112 – The Pocket Lifesaver by MobileMed Sarl

  • Available on Android and iOS
  • Free
  • This essential lifesaving app sends your location to local emergency services across the globe

In an emergency, you activate the app. The app will automatically detect your location and call the relevant emergency services. It will then give your location to the emergency service operator. Please note: Although this app is designed to be used in remote locations, mobile network signal can be unreliable so please bear this in mind.

2. mPassport by HTH Worldwide

  • Available on iOS and Android
  • Free
  • Brings you destination-specific information about the best local doctors, hospitals and resources – wherever you are in the world
  • Ability to schedule appointments
  • Uses GPS technology

3. Ski Tracks by Core Coders Ltd

  • Available on Android £0.70
  • Available on iOS £0.69
  • This is a popular app for skiers the world over
  • This app gives you the ability to record your day on the slopes – just press the record button, put your phone in your pocket and your day’s movements will be recorded
  • You can then analyse your day’s skiing including distance covered and maximum speed
  • Does not require data
  • Ability to share your results with friends on Facebook
  • Battery friendly – can record for upto 14 hours

4. Val Thorens Resort App by Skiplan Lumiplan Montagne

  • Available on iOS and Android
  • Free
  • Brought to you by the tourism office of Val Thorens and the skilifts company (SETAM)
  • Includes: dynamic map of the ski area, GPS localization in the resort, detailed weather forecast of the ski resort, complete address book of all the stores and services available in Val Thorens, emergency phone numbers, My Friends : an easy way to find your friends on the slopes
  • MySki is now compatible with Ski+. It is now possible to save your performances and track them with the Ski+ App.

5. Les 3 Vallees Region App by Skiplan Luminplan Montagne

  • Available on iOS and Android
  • Free
  • The official app for the largest ski area in the world
  • Provides detailed information about the ski area and the 8 resorts within it: Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Brides-Les-Bains, Les Menuires – Saint Martin de Belleville, Val Thorens and Orelle
  • Includes the following features: interactive piste map with live ski lift and ski run openings; your geolocation on the ski area; webcams; weather forecasts; locations of high altitude restaurants, first aid posts and toilets; photos and videos; and details of events.
  • Now includes a feature to help you find your friends while in the 3 Vallees.

6. Ski Pursuit by Rossignol

  • Available on iOS and Android
  • Free
  • Allows you to track and record all your runs during the season and provides you with a complete analysis
  • Share your stats with your friends on Facebook and Twitter
  • Statistics covered include: maximum speed, average speed, duration, distance, ascent and descent
  • Although this app is similar to Ski Tracks, the emphasis is more on social sharing

7. Les Arcs Resort App by Skiplan Lumiplan Montagne

  • Available on iOS and Android
  • Free

Access all the need-to-know information about the resort: ski map, useful information, "MySki" extension and pictures to publish your coolest souvenirs and slides on Facebook, videos, webcams…

8. Ski & Snow Report by SkiReport.com

  • Available on iOS and Android
  • Free
  • Hugely popular app
  • Provides information on current snow conditions at more than 2000 ski areas worldwide
  • Also features first-hand ski reports from users

9. SkiPhone by Kevin Law

  • Available on Android
  • Free

This app solves that annoying problem faced by skiers everywhere. You get your phone out to say, take a photo and you have to take your gloves off to use your touch screen. With this app you can shake your phone up and down to launch voice actions or hang up/answer the phone.

10. Courchevel Resort App by Skiplan Lumiplan Montagne

  • Available on iOS and Android
  • Free
  • Brought to you by the city of Courchevel and sponsored by French government subsidies through the label Proxima Mobile.
  • Enhance your trip to Courchevel with the following app functions: dynamic map of the ski area, GPS localization in the resort, a detailed weather forecast of the ski resort, a complete address book of all the stores and services available in Courchevel, emergency phone numbers and the ability to get the position of your friends on the slopes.

11. AlpineReplay Ski & Snowboard by AlpineReplay, Inc.

  • Available on iOS and Android
  • Free
  • Ranked as the number 1 winter sports app by Men's Health magazine
  • Track your day on the mountain by measuring speed, distance, vertical, calories, airtime, jumps, time and more.
  • Overlay your stats on photos you've taken on the mountain

Please note: a wireless or data connection and a free AlpineReplay account are required to use this app.

12. Find my Friends by Apple

  • Available on iOS
  • Free
  • Although not specific to ski, this app may come in useful if you get separated from friends and family on the slopes. Particularly useful if you are in a mixed ability party.
  • Simply install the app, add your friends using your contacts, when your friend accepts your invitation using the app on their device, you will each be able to track each other’s location. If you don’t want to follow each other all the time, you can put it on a temporary setting – ideal for a ski holiday.
  • Has been optimised to avoid drainage of your battery

13. Les 2 Alpes Resort App by Skiplan Lumiplan Montagne

  • Available on iOS and Android
  • Free
  • Brought to you by the tourism office of Les 2 Alpes and the skilifts company (Deux Alpes Loisirs)
  • App includes the following features: dynamic map of the ski area, GPS localization in the resort, detailed weather forecast of the ski resort, a complete address book of all the stores and services available in Les 2 Alpes and emergency phone numbers
  • Created by ski app specialists

14. Chamonix Resort App by Skiplan Lumiplan Montagne

  • Available on iOS and Android
  • Free
  • Chamonix Tourist Office, the Compagnie du Mont-Blanc and la Chamoniarde (mountain safety and rescue organization) provide all practical information about Chamonix on a single and free mobile app
  • Information covered in this official app: plans of ski pistes with your positioning by GPS; opening of pistes and ski-lifts in real time; topping up ski passes; weather forecasts, the level of snow cover and on-site webcams; positioning of the mountains by augmented reality; map of the town with display of services and transport systems; events, activities and entertainment; bus and train timetables; reports of road conditions, information on cross-country skiing.

15. Restaurants Ski by BPSA JM PAULAU

  • Available on iOS, Android
  • Free

Offering information about restaurants in French ski resorts including Tignes, Val d’Isere, Les Arcs, La Plagne, La Rosiere, Sainte Foy, Meribel, Courchevel, Val Thorens, Les Menuines.

16. Skiresort.info – ski resort by Skiresort Service International

  • Available on iOS and Android
  • Free
  • Provides information about 4800 resorts worldwide
  • Information supplied includes ski pass prices, opening times, trail maps, test reports, current snow reports, weather reports, webcams, photos and videos
  • Route planner to 3000 ski resorts
  • Ability to save your favourite resorts and view them anywhere, anytime without an internet connection
  • This app has received excellent reviews, praised for its usability and accuracy

17. Les Menuires Resort App by Skiplan Lumiplan Montagne

  • Available on iOS and Android
  • Free
  • Brought to you by the tourism office of Les Menuires and the skilifts company (SEVABEL)
  • This app enhances your skiing experience by providing the following information: a dynamic map of the ski area, GPS localization in the resort, a detailed weather forecast of the ski resort, a complete address book of all the stores and services available in Les Menuires as well as emergency phone numbers.
  • Launch MySki as usual to measure your performances and at the end of your session use Ski+ for free to track your statistics and earn rewards.

18. Portes du Soleil Region App by Skiplan Lumiplan Montagne

  • Available on iOS and Android
  • Free
  • This app contains everything you need to know about the cross-border ski network including: interactive piste map detailing slopes that are open, GPS location on the slopes in real time, weather forecast and snow conditions, restaurants on the slopes, webcams, emergency numbers and other useful information.
  • You can also watch the best film clips about the ski area, browse the events diary, make full use of the augmented reality software to explore the Portes du Soleil mountains, and make use of the bespoke route planner for an ideal ski back to your accommodation.

19. Ski Mate by Afflerbach.Informatik

  • Available on Android
  • Free
  • Interactive GPS based trail maps for skiers and snowboarders
  • Includes ski runs and lifts as well as other points of interest such as restaurants and toilets
  • With weather report feature
  • Currently features 40 international ski resorts including Courchevel, Flaine, La Plagne, Les Arcs, Les Menuinres, Les Trois Vallees, Meribel, Saint Martin de Belleville, Tignes, Val d’Isere and Val Thorens

20. Tignes.co.uk Resort App by Live Apps Ltd

  • Available on iOS
  • Free
  • As well as keeping you up-to-date with all the latest resort information, news, activities, bus timetables and events, this app also provides you with discount vouchers for the local shops, bars and restaurants.
  • Includes social media feeds so you can keep in the loop about everything Tignes
  • App can be viewed without wifi or a data connection