I finally had a chance to seriously test out the BerrySki app by Bist LLC and I have to say I was impressed. During my few days on the slopes I had multiple people asking me how they could also track their run and view their stats. In case you don’t know BerrySki is an offline GPS skiing map app that supports resorts from around the world. They have over 100+ US/Canada resort maps and 400_ european resort maps along with some for South America, New Zealand, and Australia.
The app offers up multiple packages based on how many resorts you need for the season. It captures every single run or lift I went on, at the end of the day you can see exactly how many times you went on a lift, runs, your max and average speed, it even has a nice summary of your trip at the end. It does drain the battery but that would be the case with any GPS app running all day. You also are subject to some spotty cell coverage on the mountains which makes your phone eat your battery faster even though these maps are offline. I simply recommend packing a second battery.
Check out a video of the app in action below:
There are a few things I wish were improved in the app. There should be an option to resume tracking on a previous run, for example if the battery dies in the middle and change battery it starts tracking as a new data set and not part of the previous data set. It would also be nice if there was a way to track your buddies on the slopes. I suggested this to the developer as a perfect way to integrate BBM into the app to see your BBM buddies so hopefully it is included.
Until then you can check out BerrySki for yourself at www.berryski.com. Let me know if you have any tips or questions!