REI Snow Report
By Recreational Equipment, Inc
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Whether your passion is skiing or snowboarding, the REI Snow Report app gives you all the info you need to make the most of your time on the mountain. Our app, with its snowy fresh look and feel, delivers reliable access to all the snow report features you expect from REI—with added convenience. As always, access to snow conditions and five-day weather forecasts are right at your fingertips. And now, you can easily find everything you need to know about a particular resort on a single, scrollable page.
Choose your own adventure! REI Snow Report works great as either a ski app or snowboarding app. It can help you decide the best place to ski or snowboard by sending alerts when there’s new snow at the base depth levels you’ve set. Make the app your own by adding up to 15 resorts from all over the world to your Favorites. See at a glance where it’s a good powder day so you can jump out of bed and get going! (We won’t tell your boss.)
Need more details? The app lets you reference trail maps for most North American ski resorts, look at web cams where available, and find out how many lifts are open so you’ll know what to expect ahead of time. Avoid the bad surprises and bring on the spontaneous outdoor fun!
If you’re heading up with friends, share snow forecasts with them via Facebook, Twitter, email, SMS, and in our app. You can stay on top of changing mountain conditions through participating Twitter feeds. Forgot something you need? Store Locator is at your fingertips to help you find the nearest REI store. The REI Snow Report app easily connects you to REI.com, so you can shop online and get some Expert Advice (if you need it), before you venture out to the mountain.
Stay connected and inspired. We’ll drop you a quick message about upcoming REI snow gear sales and winter clearances so you won’t miss out. We’ll also send engaging content and beautiful pics to your message center from time to time for a quick dose of inspiration.
What's New in Version 3.1
· Get a more accurate report. Now, you can see new snow in both the last 24 hours and last 48 hours before you hit the slopes.
· We’ve made some general bug fixes to improve your online and on-snow experiences!
Poor programming and data pulling
This app is pretty much the worst app I've tried to use on an iPhone. Key word there...TRIED. This app is barely functional as of the time of this writing. Many users before have reported navigation functions not working (same issue here). They also aren't scraping data from resorts properly. Most of the resorts in Washington don't have proper data for snowfall, which is ironic because REI is headquartered in Washington. Additionally, I also had issues with the "you already have 15 favorites" issue other users reported as well. There is no advantage to using this app over the onthesnow app which is a lot closer to the onthesnow website, which keeps pretty close track of snow conditions of all us and Canadian resorts.
High Data Usage
The app seems to work okay... I did notice some resorts have no info. I suppose the other reports of the misconfigured resort feeds are accurate. Biggest complaint is that I've used this app maybe a total of 6-8 times in the past few weeks and my phone reported it used over 100MB of data. As a comparison, I use Facebook regularly (with videos and pictures) and it has used around 70MB within the same usage period.... What is this app downloading??
This Ap used to have first hand reports from users. Maybe the ski areas felt this was defamatory, but look at the version history; it clearly used to be there. The areas can tell me there's 4" of new snow, but only an actual user review is going to give me the truth: is it slushy corn snow or is it Sweet Pow! (Okay, the user reports can be dumb, but they're honest and not the corporate spin machine)
So I'm a little disappointed.
- Category: Sports
- Updated: Feb 24, 2015
- Version: 3.1
- Size: 35.2 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Recreational Equipment, Inc
- © 2015 Recreational Equipment Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.