From unseasonably warm weather to unreasonably expensive lift tickets, circumstances outside your control can quickly put a damper on a planned weekend of skiing. But now there’s an app that aims to help winter sports enthusiasts hunt down the best powder for the best price.
The free iPhone and iPad application from Liftopia, an online marketplace for ski and snowboard trips, lets consumers search for ski-resort deals, check weather conditions and map trips to ski resorts all over the United States.
By its own count, Liftopia has information on 150 ski areas and offers lift tickets at up to an 80 percent discount off of window ticket prices.
The Liftopia Ski Reports, Snow Conditions and Ultimate Lift Ticket Deal Engine for iPhone and iPod touch lets users save their favorite resorts and research current weather, information on depth of snow, amount of fresh snow, and open trails and lifts. They can also view resort-specific information including photos, amenities and number of runs for different ability levels. And when they find the best deal with the best weather conditions, they can reserve lift tickets right from their phone.
Now if only there was an app that could actually make it snow.
Photo: Liftopia Blog