If you’ve ever had an epic day skiing or snowboarding and wondered how much of the mountain you covered, how fast you were going, or just how long you spent waiting for a chairlift, then you need Slopes. It tallies stats about your downhill adventures and makes them easy to review and share.
Once you get to the mountain, just hit the app’s start button and put your phone away (preferably somewhere warm, like deep in a coat pocket). Slopes uses your location data and GPS to automatically record which resort you’re at, when you’re on a chairlift, and which trails you took—even if you don’t have cell reception.
Use Siri Shortcuts to start recording your day. By creating custom voice shortcut (such as “Start skiing”), you’ll be able to trigger the app with “Hey Siri” without having to take off your gloves. You can also use this command with your Apple Watch if your iPhone is tucked away.
At the end of the day, you’ll have a trove of share-worthy intel—like the length of each run and the many vertical feet you traversed—that you can ponder privately or post to social media. Slopes also maintains your lifetime achievements, including how many runs you’ve taken and resorts you’ve visited.
Slopes is free to download. A subscription provides access to more detailed stats as well as to an interactive 3D map of the mountain, with speed heatmaps showing where you barreled straight down and where you practiced your pizza and french-fry maneuvers.
It also puts your runs in a timeline, so you can suss out which had the longest lines and exactly how much time you spent sipping cocoa at the lodge.