Vail Valley: OnTheSnow launches gear guide app |

Vail Valley: OnTheSnow launches gear guide app

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO, Colorado

OnTheSnow, the most visited snow sports website in the world, has launched an iPhone Gear Guide app. The company claims it has the first iPhone application dedicated to selecting gear for skiing and riding, and is one of the first gear guides of any kind for the iPhone.

Available free in Apple’s iTunes store, OnTheSnow’s iPhone Gear Guide provides detailed information on more than 230 skis, snowboards, ski boots, snowboard boots and snowboard bindings. The application also features “Top Picks” by experts.

Users can filter their selections by gender, sport, ability level and terrain, and then compare their favorite selections. Users can also watch OnTheSnow gear videos, which provide detailed reviews of each Top Pick, as well as a selection of Adventure Series ski videos.

The app also features a “Snowpedia,” a glossary of standard terms used in selecting gear. For example, sidecut refers to the narrowing of the ski or board at its middle underfoot; the greater the sidecut, the more readily a ski or board will turn.

To learn more, go to

Support Local Journalism

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User