CNET News Video: Ski and snowboard apps to make the most of the slopes
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CNET News Video: Ski and snowboard apps to make the most of the slopes

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Whether skiing or snowboarding, your smartphone has become an indispensable piece of equipment on the slopes. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on some handy apps that will enhance your wintry experience.

Before you even throw your skis in the car, download the free app Ski and Snow Report onto your iPhone or Android. It offers you the most up-to-date snow information, even allowing users to set alerts for fresh powder. The app also provides trail maps and driving conditions for more than 2000 resorts globally. Once you're on the mountain, let the 99-cent app SkiTracks run in the background. It won't wear down your battery, but it will keep track of your distance, speed, altitude, and vertical feet covered. Keep track of your ski buddies with a free Find My Friends app. Have everyone in your group download the app and then keep tabs on exactly where they are in the mountain, whether it's a bunny slope, triple black diamonds, or even in the luge. Finally, these apps are worthless unless you have a pair of smartphone gloves that let you use the touchscreen without taking them off. In San Francisco, I'm Kara Tsuboi, CNET.com for CBS News.

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