Plan a winter wonderland weekend trip with these iPhone apps

by Kate Currin

Looking for an après-holiday weekend getaway? Whether you are a snow bunny or a beach babe your iPhone has a wide variety of travel apps to help you plan a winter vacation. Hit the slopes or relax on the beach, either way use your iPhone to maximize your stay. Here are some apps to ease the planning of your expedition.

Liftopia

If winter sports like skiing are your travel thing, then check out the free Liftopia app for iPhone. This wintry app is filled with ski reports, snow conditions and ultimate lift ticket deals. Use this deal app to find nearby resorts and score up to 80 percent off the on-mountain rates. No need to print out the lift ticket either, simply show them the voucher on your iPhone with the Liftopia app.

SnowSeekers (Free)

Looking to explore the snowy side of western Canada this winter? The free SnowSeekers Go-Guide 4.2 app for iPhone will have you swishing down the mountains in no time. A “Hot Spot” heat map even guides you where to go for après-snow drinks, dining and nightlife. Check out deals with the coupons section and stay up-to-date with snow conditions using this iPhone app. And if you like to explore, the digital trails map will keep you in the know about your chosen location.

Vermont Fall & Winter Fun ($2.99)

Vermont is full of winter fun. Have a hankering for some dog sledding, snowshoeing or wintry sleigh-rides? This travel app is filled with offbeat treats and local favorites, whether you want to schedule a winter weekend getaway or a full-blown week-long retreat. Discover the nooks and crannies of this historic state and impress your family and friends with a unique winter getaway using the Vermont Fall & Winter Fun app.

Indiana Journeys ($2.99)

Do you like your snow with a side of history? The Indiana Journeys app for iPhone is your key to an educational journey across the crossroads of America. Explore covered bridges, Civil War historical towns, scenic vistas, quaint shopping towns, wineries and more with the help of this charming travel app. This travel app offers details on 21 road trips so you can see Indiana as you’ve never seen it before.

Fort Lauderdale Fun+Sun Travel Guide ($2.99)

Growing tired of the typical Florida beach scene? If you haven’t tried Fort Lauderdale yet, you’re really missing out. This cheeky beach town has something for everyone as evident in this sunny travel app. If you are longing for a beach getaway this winter, peruse this app to see if this southern Florida town is right for your stay.