MILWAUKEE -- Whether you’re a beginner or a pro the snow is a great way to spend a winter weekend. If you’re planning a ski or snowboard trip this season there are some great apps to download first.
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OnTheSnow delivers hour-by-hour snow reports and whether conditions. Check out how many lifts and runs are open and view user-submitted photos of your favorite resorts. You can also see live webcams to know exactly how crowded the mountain is. OnTheSnow is available on iOS and Android.
Slopes is a great app that lets you track your runs. The app records data from your day on the slopes. The app can even tracks the number of runs you do, miles you travel, elevation, top speed, and time spent on the lifts and on the runs. Slopes is available oniOS and Apple Watch.
Liftopia has great prices on lift tickets for over 250 resorts. You can check the slopes nearest you or search for a specific resort you'd like to visit. Liftopia is available on iOS.
Don't have gear? Don't worry! GetOutfitted delivers high quality snow and ski gear straight to your resort. Shipping is free and it's easy to return once you're vacation is over. Clothes rentals start at $22 for kids, $33 for adults. At participating resorts you can even get skis, snowboards, boots, and poles delivered to your room.