Many applications are free. Some do charge and before you buy an app, check for reviews in the iTunes store to make sure it's worth investing a few dollars.
How to Find iPhone Snow and Ski Apps
To download an app to your iPhone, visit the App Store by tapping on the icon on your phone and search for the application you are interested in. Search using snow, ski, or weather to get a list of apps. Or, visit Apple's online App Store and use Power Search to search for an application using "skiing" or "ski" as keywords.
Snow and Ski Report and Weather Apps
REI Snow Report (free)
REI's Snow Report iPhone app covers all the basics and then some. There are reports from the US, Canada, Europe, Argentina, Australia, Chile and New Zealand, include the base, projected snow, weather forecasts, open lifts and trails, and , trail maps. It also shows tweets from the resort, web cams, and there's a link to the resort web site, as well.
Accuweather.com iPhone App (free)
The Accuweather iPhone app provides you with the latest weather information including animated radar/satellite with full 15-day local forecasts and 15 hours of hourly forecasts. Plus the iPhone application gives you access to severe weather alerts, forecast videos, lifestyle weather indices, and WeatherAlarms.
Weather.com App (free)
Weather.com's app gives local forecasts, a radar map, and severe weather warning. The premium version include airport delays and interactive radar and satellite maps.
Flight Tracker (fee)
Travel can be rough during ski season. With Flight Tracker, you can use your iPhone to view airline schedules, select and save flights, and then check status updates, weather delays, gate locations, and more.
Information on mountain areas across the globe, encompassing 44 countries and over 1,000 mountains. Search for resorts, view maps and photos, check weather, and review resort summaries.
OntheSnow's iPhone apps allows users to choose from more than 2,000 resorts worldwide and track up to 16 resorts. Reports include open status, surface conditions, new snow and base depths. Languages include French, Spanish, German, Italian, Norwegian, and Swedish.
Ski and Snow Report (free)
The Ski and Snow Report app provides the location of nearby ski areas via GPS coordinates, highlights the ski areas with the most snowfall, provides access to live ski area cams, and weather forecasts by ski area. View and publish first hand ski reports direct from the slopes.
Ski Guide (fee)
The Ski Guide iPhone app provides information on over 600 Ski Areas in the United States and Canada. You can find the closest ski area to your location, determine the resort with the highest vertical drop, longest run, largest acreage or best lifts. The app include one-click access to weather forecasts, maps, resort web sites, and trail maps.
Snocator has GPS ski trail maps, snow reports, and weather coverage for ski areas in North America. Keep in mind when you buy it that you only get it for that ski season, you'll have to pay again next year.
More iPhone Apps for Skiers
Skiers can download apps that will give you information on gear, where and how fast you ski, where you are on the mountain, ski and snow conditions, open lifts, weather, trail maps, and directions to both U.S. and international ski resorts.