Take to the slopes with Winter Ski and Ride from Nokia

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Looking to hit the ski slopes this half term in Europe? Then Lumia owners might want to consider downloading Winter Ski & Ride from the Nokia Collection, which offers reports on the local conditions, weather, and the tracking of personal goals as you ski.

It's probably one of the best apps to illustrate the sensitive touch capabilities of the Windows Phone 8 devices from Nokia. After all you don't want to take your gloves off to use the touch screen (even if the app has lock screen support to provide you with relevant information without any interaction needed).

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From the directory listing:

The app includes many innovations, including speech, especially designed glove-friendly user interface for cold conditions and more.

  • Snow Reports
    Click on snow reports and search thousands of resorts for the latest snow and powder information, number of open trails, lifts and mountain statistics. You can pin resorts to your start screen as live tiles. Resorts include zoomable maps.
  • Activity Tracking
    Simply switch tracking on at the beginning of your ski day, and put the phone in your pocket. The app will automatically track your runs, speed, vertical, goals and achievements, and present it in beautiful charts. You can share your stats with your friends
  • Lessons
    The app includes professional ski, snowboard, telemark, freestyle and cross-country lessons from professional ski instructors of America, exclusively for WINTER app.
  • Friends and Social
    Connect with your skiing buddies through Winter social network.
  • Goals
    You can become the King or Queen of the mountain! Set goals, like vertical, or the number of runs to keep you motivated and compete with other members of the Winter network.
  • Leaders
    Watch stats and connect with the leaders with Winter leaderboard.
  • Lockscreen
    You don't need to open the app, Winter posts updates to the lockscreen!
  • Voice
    To impress your friends, hold Windows button and speak "Winter, show me snow reports!"
  • More features coming - from professional ski instructors to you!

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As the application is part of the Nokia Collection, you'll find it on your Lumia device, or through this direct link to the Windows Store.

Source / Credit: Find it in the Windows Store