ULLR MOBILE AVALANCHE SAFETY GUIDE APP $9.99 available on Apple Store
This is a brilliant app for anyone interested in avalanche safety – which should be anyone heading off-piste. Ullr works with iPhones to provide up-to-date, detailed avalanche forecasts from the regional centre closest to where you’re skiing.
But more than that, it also enables you to record field observations whilst you ski, including location, aspect and slopes angle. Using features of your iPhone such as the camera, GPS, inclinometer, compass and data communication it allows you to provide real-time info on avalanche conditions which can be transmitted to the nearest regional avalanche centre to enhance their avy reports and share the data with other users. No mobile or wi-fi coverage is required to do this.
It’s great to see an app that not only provides you with essential snow safety information but allows you to also provide useful info back to the ski and board community.