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The Apps come to the Alps

The Portes du Soleil has embraced the 21st century and created it’s very own iPhone App. Now I’m no technophobe but mobile phone Apps don’t generally grab my attention. However the Portes du Soleil App is something worth having.

Launched last year this free and downloadable application allows you to view the whole of the huge 650km PDS ski area on an interactive piste map. It has live information available on which pistes are closed and even a GPS to guide you to local restaurants for lunch. You can check on weather forecasts, snow conditions, lift opening and closing times and emergency telephone numbers are easily available.

Added features include events calendars, a bespoke route planner that shows you the best ski route back to your chalet (great if you regularly have friends staying with a poor sense of direction!) and something called ‘reality software’ that lets you point your phone at a mountain then shows you an image of that mountain on your phone with names and altitudes. Impressive.

A free download is available at iTunes and we highly recommend it – PDS APP

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