Yesterday I went snowboarding with Adam. It was a great time (it’s difficult to have a bad day snowboarding, and nearly impossible with such excellent company). It was a Saturday and we had recently had some fresh snow, so Sunday River was pretty busy on the most popular lifts and trails. The weather, while a bit windy and cold, was not a factor and we enjoyed a wonderful blue bird day.
This post, however, is about the amazing iPhone app, Ski Tracks. Coincidentally, Adam bought this app for me just last week. It’s fantastic! It uses the iPhone’s GPS to record location and altitude and uses this information to calculate speeds, slope, whether on a lift or a trail, distance and duration. It then outputs these metrics in handy tables, graphs and maps by the entire day or individual runs.
On the map screen you can replay the day as an interactive video. If that’s not enough you can export the data to Google Earth and play the “Preview” there. I screencasted our jaunt through the glades so you can see just how cool this app can be.
As I was approaching the end of Celestial there was a drop of several feet with a fluffy heap of fresh pow at the base. I’m not yet comfortable when I can’t feel terra firma beneath my board, so the landing was less than graceful. No doubt my feet did go over my head, but only a generous friend would characterize the feat as a “front flip.” Thank you, Adam.
If you ski, ride, hike, or spend time outside I highly recommend Ski Tracks (99¢).