Enjoying the winter mountains fully is helped by having an understanding of potential hazards and knowing where the best conditions are to be found.
Walkers, skiers, climbers and snowboarders will benefit from the BAA tool which will help with the gathering of important information and provide tips and resources that will help with any decision making.
- Access daily avalanche hazard reports
- Automatic notifications when you enter a forecast area
- Guidelines to help you with the decision making process
- Tips, movie clips and photos that help illustrate answers to questions
- A hazard rose tool that overlies your location on an ordnance survey map
- A slope angle checker that utilises the camera function on your phone
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Ratings and Reviews
Stop requesting location
Great but 3 stars until it stops constantly prompting me to “allow location tracking”. I’ve got it set to ‘while using’ that’s all it should need. I turn off all location tracking app requests so that I have battery available when I need it in the mountains. Some of our phones are tired and need all the help they can get. Please fix this! Thank you, otherwise great.
Thank you for your feedback. When the app is active the app is always scanning the database to ensure that the most up to date avalanche forecast is visible. This is to ensure that inaccurate hazard information is not used. Additionally the app should recognise the area you are located and provide the correct avalanche report for you.
Good but there is a bug
Good app, full off really good information but there is a bug with regards to location settings.
The app will not work unless location services is set to “Always”. If set to “When using app”, the app see this as being off. Main issue here for me is additional battery drain when I’m not using the app. Battery level is critical in the mountains.
Fix this and it will be 5 stars from me.
Thank you for a great app
Thank you for your feedback. When the app is active the app is always scanning the database to ensure that the most up to date avalanche forecast is visible. This is to ensure that inaccurate hazard information is not used for your decision making and in the various features. Additionally the app should recognise the area you are located and provide the correct avalanche area report for you. It is a difficult dilemma to solve if our main objective is to provide accurate safety information. Hope you can see our point. You can also manage data roaming in your phone settings. Hope this helps
Unusable because of constant location permissions pop up
If you decide not to give this app location permissions, which is a perfectly sensible thing to do, it will pop up a dialog asking for them every time the screen changes, which makes it completely unusable.
- Scottish Avalanche Information Service
- 188.6 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © Scottish Avalanche Information Service
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.