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Best apps for the iPhone: Winter apps

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iPhone apps to help you enjoy the season

Winter is upon us, and these apps will help you survive the season. These iPhone apps help with everything from winter weather to travel tips to winter sports.
iPhone apps
iPhone apps

Winter apps

Between the useful functions your iPhone serves and the entertainment it provides, you might have your iPhone glued to your hand during your waking hours. We do, too. You've heard the saying "There's an app for that" — and there is! We're bringing you fun and useful apps for your iPhone every week. Today, we're sharing five apps for winter.

Winter is upon us and these apps will help you survive the season. These iPhone apps feature everything from winter weather to travel tips to winter sports.

Winter Wake-up

Winter Wake-up

This cool app wakes you up early when there has been snow overnight. This allows you to have the extra time to shovel your driveway, defrost your car and get to work on time. With Winter Wake-up, you decide how many minutes earlier you want to be woken up if there has been frost or snow. Then, it uses your location to find out the weather in your area and determine if you need an early alarm.

Price: Free

Winter Survival Kit

Winter Survival Kit

If you ever get stuck in severe winter weather, you'll be glad that you have this iPhone app. Winter Survival Kit will help you determine your geographical location, notify your friends and family and call 911. It will also help you estimate how long you can run your engine on the fuel you have and remind you to periodically turn off the engine to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. Additionally, this app also provides info on how to prepare your vehicle for winter driving and how to put together a physical survival kit.

Price: Free

Road Trip Weather

Road Trip Weather

You can find plenty of weather apps that will give you the forecast, but Road Trip Weather does more than that. It helps you plot a driving route, taking into consideration the current weather and forecast. With this app, you'll know when to adjust your departure time or change your route to avoid bad weather and stay safe.

Price: $1.99

Ski Vacation Deals

Ski Vacation Deals

With the Ski Vacation Deals app, you can find the latest deals from your favorite ski resort as well as locate ski and snowboard vacation deals at other popular ski resorts and mountain spots. You can even see live web cam images from various resorts, email questions to the travel companies and share the deals with your friends via Facebook or email. This free iPhone app is perfect for those looking to save a few bucks on their next ski vacation.

Price: Free

iTrailMap 3D

iTrailMap 3D

This super cool app lets you see yourself on a 3D mountain, record your tracks and upload them to the web. Ideal for skiers and snowboarders, this app is also good for hiking and mountain biking, too. After you download the resorts maps, you don't need an internet or cellular connection to view the maps or use the GPS. iTrailMap 3D also records your stats, like vertical feet and total distance. Maps from over 750 resorts around the world are currently available, and they are adding more all the time.

Price: $4.99

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