(PRWEB UK) 7 November 2012
As the weather cools, many turn their thoughts to the slopes and the winter games of skiing and snowboarding.
As one of the largest sports for many in Europe, for the novice skier it requires planning, research and skill. Protect Your Bubble, specialty insurance company, offers a few helpful apps for the skier this coming snow season.
1. SkiTips – Novices and those who have not been on the slopes in some time will greatly benefit from this app. Get instructions and tutorials right on the smartphone. Tips 1 has fundamentals of skiing; Tips 2 has lessons for advanced riding. There is also SkiTips lite which gives an entire overview of the SkiTips series.
2. iTrailMap (Ski and snowboard) A free app that provide slope maps for over 750 locations. The map can be downloaded and stored meaning they can be viewed and used without mobile reception, which can be very useful when high up on the slopes. Also available is iTrailMaps 3D which not only provides 3D maps but GPS tracking as well.
3. Ski and Snow Report – Learning how to ski is out of the way, now where to go? This app finds resorts via GPS and highlights areas with the most snowfall. Find live ski-area webcams and weather forecasts before setting out to the slopes.
4. SkiTracks – What is a skier without bragging rights? Stuck in the lodge hiding under a mask is what. This app gives users specific stats on runs. Using GPS it tracks movement and can recognise the start of a new and when a chair lift is being used. It also can record speed and altitude for in-depth analysis to use to send the nay-sayers back to the slopes for a second attempt.
Snow skiing or snowboarding, there are a few things that should not be left behind. After the goggles, boots and bindings, don’t forget insurance on the trip. Protect Your Bubble offers holiday protection and winter sports cover tailored for ski and snowboarding holidays. Visit uk.protectyourbubble.com for additional information and to request a free quote.