After trying several ski and snowboard apps for iPhone including SNOCRU and Ski Tracks, Slopes is my overwhelming favorite and I use it on my iPhone and Apple watch. I tested all three at local hill,
Thunder Ridge, and used Slopes during a three day trip to New Hampshire (Attitash, Wildcat and Cranmore) with my brother. Based on my positive experience, my brother installed Slopes as well and he’s also a fan.
Update February 28: watchOS 4.2 included new APIs for tracking snow sports. Several third-party apps have today been updated with support for the new features. Apps including Slopes, snoww, Squaw Alpine, Snocru and Ski Tracks will be able to report metrics like vertical descent, distance, number of runs, average speed and calories burned. Snowboard and skiing tracking requires Apple Watch Series 3 as it uses the new built-in altimeter to determine elevation. Unfortunately, I don’t have an Apple Watch Series 3 (I have a Series 2). However, I can still use the new “Downhill Skiing” workout on the Apple Watch to record my workout. I previously used “Other” because skiing wasn’t available. Read more and view screenshots on 9to5Mac.
- Easy to use and captures lots of useful metrics including distance, vertical feet, speed, time, etc.
- Free. Includes one free day of daily timeline, 3D flyover, premium maps, stats for each run. Single Pass is $1.99, One Week is $4.99 and One Year is $19.99
- Doesn’t drain my iPhone battery
- Rated 4.8/5 with over 3,000 reviews
- Apple Watch app