If you’ve ever had an epic day skiing or snowboarding and wondered how many trails you covered, how fast you went, and how long you spent waiting for a chairlift, check out Slopes. This Apple Design Award–winning app tallies detailed stats about your downhill adventures and makes them easy to review and share.
What we love: Once you’ve hit the mountain, tap the app’s start button and put away your iPhone. Slopes uses your location data and GPS to record the resort you’re at, which trails you took, and when you’re on a chairlift (even if you don’t have cell reception). At the end of the day, you’ll have a trove of intel—like the length of your runs and the vertical feet you traversed—as well as your lifetime totals.
New in iOS 17: Track your stats (lifetime or seasonal), gauge resort conditions, or check local resort snow forecasts from the app’s Lock Screen widgets. Slopes also offers support for StandBy—just flip your iPhone on its side while it’s charging to enable.
Quick tip: A subscription provides access 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.
Meet the creator: Curtis Herbert developed Slopes in 2013 as a way to track his progress when transitioning from skiing to snowboarding, though the app has since transformed into something bigger. “The goal with Slopes has always been more than just stats,” Herbert says. “I've always viewed it as a journal for my favorite winter memories.”