Ski Resort apps







Courtesy Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows



Technology is a part of mountain life these days. Whether it be cell phone reception on every part of the mountain or goggles that tell you your speed and location, technology is changing the way we ski. With that in mind, I wanted to look at a few apps for Tahoe.

I figured I’d start with the newly updated app for Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. When you open the app, the first thing you notice is the great layout. It’s aesthetically appealing and the home screen is easy to navigate. It’s got what you’d expect from a resort app, such as trail maps and lift and run closures.

Though basic in design, the Tahoe Snow Map app is perfect for maximizing your days on mountain during a snowy winter. The home screen is a simple map of Lake Tahoe with resorts marked. Clicking on each resort shows recent snow totals, current totals all sortable by time period. For those looking to get the most out of a storm day, this app should prove invaluable. | iTunes or GooglePlay

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Casey Glaubman
Casey grew up on the mean streets of a quaint Victorian seaport on the Washington coast. Despite his best efforts, he eventually graduated from the University of Puget Sound, and decided to seek his fortune. Recognizing that it was important to get out and see the world, Casey made his way to that hot-bed of multiculturalism and diversity, Salt Lake City. Sadly, all good things must come to an end and one day he realized that, though beautiful and fun, Utah just wasn't enough of a theocracy. After a brief stint spent shuttling Texans down rivers over in Colorado, our hero decided to move back out West, and has been calling Lake Tahoe home ever since. These days you might find Casey dusting off his golf clubs in preparation for the summer season, petting someone else's dog at the beach or, more likely, hauling unnecessary amounts of water up a hill in a vain attempt to "get in shape to go climb mountains all summer."