Blackberry introduces ‘Berryski’ smartphone app with a host of handy skiing features

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 9, 2009 5:36 pm

Blackberry has announced a new application entitled “BerrySki,” which uses the smart phone’s GPS functions to plot a skier’s location on an interactive trail map.

Users purchase trail maps for their respective North American mountain(s) out of many available before hitting the slopes. Once completed, no further data connection is required. Instead, the phone’s GPS takes over to display your position on a map that shows not only lifts and trails, but also restaurants and apres-ski spots.

One of BerrySki’s best features is that it logs relevant data throughout the ski day. Stop to review your line, or animate your track to re-live your memorable day on the hill. The application keeps track of the lifts you ride, time spent on each type of ski run and your average and maximum speeds.

Users can purchase BerrySki from their website at Prices start at $4.99 for a single mountain. Packs of five mountains can be bought for $9.99 For the traveling skier, an annual subscription to all available resorts costs $24.99.

Be on the look out for European ski resorts to appear in future versions of the application.