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.
Ski Area Finder
Check if your favorite ski area is already on Ski Nation (if not, please let us know and we'll add it to the ski area directory).
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.
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:
- 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.
- 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).
- “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.
- On-demand hot and cold running beverages directly flowing from your mobile device. This technology may take some time to perfect.