How Ski Nation Works

Watch this video for speedy instructions to set up and use your Ski Nation mobile app

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Snow & Trail Reports • Trail Maps • Photos • Info
Ski Nation is your connection to EVERY SKI AREA regardless of size or type in the USA and Canada. Track every place you ever skied, every season, and all your days on snow. Collect online pins for every visit and share with friends. Help build the Independent Skier Network that will allow you to review insider offers and information from ski areas, gear makers, and shops without compromising your personal information. We won’t sell you out and no one can cut you out.

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Ski Nation features snow and trail reports directly from SnoCountry, the most powerful source of snow conditions and ski resort information in North America. Users can check snow status directly from a ski area’s Ski Nation listing. And it’s a way that all ski resorts can provide up-to-date snow and trail conditions, resort information, and have direct links from their Ski Nation page.

About Ski Nation®

It’s all skiing. Ski Nation is the first mobile application that identifies EVERY SKI AREA regardless of their size or type. So far we tracked over 900 operating ski areas for their location and GPS coordinates (40 U.S. States; 11 Canadian Provinces / Territories). Ski Nation includes major resorts, regional areas, private operations, local hills, and volunteer clubs. 255 cross country areas and Nordic jumps are here too. We will add every operating ski area as we find them. Tell us if we missed a ski area or made a mistake

Small and local hills are the core of Ski Nation (and the big places too, of course). Cataloochee, NC and Moose Mountain, AK are as important as Whistler and Vail. The Hard’ack community rope tow (St. Albans, VT) and Raging Buffalo Ski Park (Algonquin, IL) are just as cool as Squaw Valley or Killington.

CANADA ISN’T A SUBURB OF THE USA, so Mt. Sima (Whitehorse, Yukon) and Ski Martock (Windsor, Nova Scotia) are as key to Ski Nation as Mountain Creek, NJ. We’re not leaving out cross country ski trails and Nordic jumps either, so check out Methow Trails, WA and Suicide Hill, MI. Tell us if we missed a ski area or made a mistake. No ski area must pay to be included on our mobile app (as other apps require), so you’ll get them all in the Ski Nation.

How it works… for now. Scroll through the ski area list and collect a “Ski Pin” for every place you’ve been. Thereafter collect a unique Ski Pin by GPS every time you’re on snow. Ski Nation will keep track of all skier days each year, number of seasons (including past years), and every ski area regardless of where you go or how you ski. It’s like keeping a passport with stamps for every country ever visited – it’s your lifetime of ski history… and it’s still being written.

Pin samples -Whistler
sample pins- Beech Mountain Resort
sample pins - Cascade
sample pins - Crested Butte
sample pins - Methow Valley
sample pins- northeast slopes


All ski areas are designated with a temporary Ski Pin (see examples below) until their custom pin is provided by the ski area. Temporary Pins you collect will be automatically replaced with new graphics as soon as they are provided. Skiers do not need to go back and collect them again when they are changed.

Pin samples - alpine
sample pins - alpine
sample pins - alpine
sample pins - cross country
sample pins - nordic
sample pins - jumper

Only a Start. We want your input, additions, corrections, and vision. In the coming months we will contact ski areas so they can provide custom designed pins, photos, trail maps, info, and web links so you have access to all of them in one place – the basic information is already here.

The Future. It’s dependent upon ideas and support from the ski community, Here are just four of our aspirations:

  1. Create custom Pins for features, events, athletes, gear, or just about anything worth documenting as important to your ski history. Some of the Pins would be time sensitive. For example, if there was a Pin created to commemorate an X Games Slopestyle event, it could only be collected if you were on site in Aspen and during the competition. It couldn’t be collected any time before or after the event. So if it’s in your Pin Gallery, you must have been there.
  2. Expand to include Europe, Asia, South America, Australia, New Zealand, and even Africa (there are 7 African ski areas we know of, but we’ll find them all).
  3. “Lost Ski Areas” (historical places that are now closed). You can add them to your gallery if you were lucky enough to ski them when they were open. Another idea is to set up a GPS Ski Pin collection for the dedicated skiers who want to find and visit these historical sites today – happy hunting.
  4. On-demand hot and cold running beverages directly flowing from your mobile device. This technology may take some time to perfect.