With the first few flurries falling in Chicago last night (lamest winter storm warning ever), it’s time to get in the mood for snow. On that note, and with next week’s Colorado trip in mind, my current app obsession is iSnowReport (Colorado edition). It provides up-to-date ski information like recent snowfall, trail conditions, percentage of mountain open and weather forecasts for Colorado resorts, as well as trail maps and links to their home pages. It’s the perfect tool for researching which mountain to visit, because it places all the resorts’ information in one place in one easy-to-use interface. No need to search through many different websites to find the ski info you’re looking for. It’s especially handy this early in the season, when most mountains are just getting into skiable condition, you can see who has the deepest base and who has the most runs open.
iSnowReport also has apps available for ski information in California, Idaho, Montana, New York, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, Washington and Wyoming.