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Winter Travel 2015: Extras

Apps and gear for your winter travels

Must-Have Ski Apps

OnTheSnow app


The TripAdvisor of ski resorts offers more than reviews. Follow snow reports, sign up for powder alerts, and watch live webcams at 2,000-plus resorts.


iTrailMap 3D app

iTrailMap 3D

Download 3D maps of more than 750 resorts around the globe for easy mountain navigation and dead-zone access.


Ski Tracks app

Ski Tracks

Log your altitude, distance, speed, vertical feet, and ski route on a satellite map, no cell signal required.

Get in Gear

The latest must-have equipment for the slopes

Völkl Mantra skis

Völkl Mantra

With the latest Völkl Mantra skis ($699, vikingskishop.com), “you’ll float better on the snow,” says Chicago’s Viking Ski Shop owner Bob Olson. They have turned-up tips and tails, a 100-millimeter waist, and vertical sidewalls.


Burton Flight Attendant snowboard

Burton Flight Attendant

Burton’s new directional twin snowboard ($500, burton.com) is ideal for freestyle riding in powder. Props to the eco-friendly design, too: a wood core made from sustainable materials and a top sheet made entirely from recycled Mountain Dew products.


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