As everything you need in everyday life begins to be condensed into apps that you can access from your smartphone, it has become easier to use your phone to perform complex tasks, like booking a ski holiday. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the five best apps for booking your holiday in the snow and explained exactly how they make your getaway easy to plan. So download the apps, work out when you want to go and start experiencing life on the slopes!
1. Ski Pad (Free)
Ski Pad is an absolutely fantastic way to search for accommodation at your chosen destination. Giving you the ability to pinpoint every chalet and ski resort on a map, contact the owners and view details of the property – this is ideal for those wanting to make an informed decision about their accommodation.
If you’re looking for an app that gives you access to a huge range of places to stay, and an easy way to get in touch with those in charge, then this is certainly the option for you.
2. Ski School (Basic £2.99)
If you need to brush up on your technique before you leave for the slopes, this is the app for you. It boasts an impressive array of video tutorials and is available in three levels of proficiency (basic, intermediate and advanced). Each option costs £2.99 so your prior experience on the slopes will have no bearing on the cost of this app.
The app even comes with an impressive feature that allows you to compare a video of yourself skiing with a video of a seasoned pro on split screen. This is ideal for those looking to improve their technique or for beginners in need of a few pointers.
3. Skyscanner (Free)
Skyscanner is the flight booking app of choice for those in the know. Unlike other price comparison websites, it not only looks for the cheapest tickets available but also combines multiple shorter journeys to try and find the cheapest options.
If you’re looking for a budget flight with minimal time and effort wasted, you can’t go wrong with this app. Just be sure that you enquire about baggage charges before you book as the app doesn’t include them in the price of the ticket.
4. eSkiRental (Free)
If you’re looking for rental gear near your location, eSkiRental will be able to help you in incredibly useful ways. Providing a list of rentals close to your location, or a list of ski rentals in your resort, it makes finding gear incredibly easy. All contact information is provided in the service, so it will never be a hassle finding equipment on the slopes ever again.
5. Ski Report (Free)
Finally, if you’re getting excited before you travel and want to check the snow and weather conditions at your chosen resort, it is well worth downloading Ski Report. The app will notify you when your resort gets fresh snowfall – allowing you to plan your trip down to every last detail!
Some of these apps were taken off the MadDogSki website who have a wealth of information on ski resorts, skiing and snowboarding. Make sure you check those guys out if you’re planning a ski or snowboarding trip!