Ski Reports On Your Phone

My Slopes HomepageSki and snowboarding season is fast approaching in North America and Europe. Here are a couple of mobile web sites to keep you up to date with conditions on your favorite slopes.

My Slopes is a comprehensive guide to hundreds of ski resorts in 11 European countries. The site is logically organized by nation and region, with each resort getting its own page loaded with facts like the number, difficulty and length of trails, resort amenities, five day weather forecast and current snow conditions.

My Slopes scored a four out of five on the test suite and should load quickly and display well on all handsets.  Usability is generally pretty good, but could be improved by adding Access Keys for one click navigation to commonly used features.

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Ratings: Content: ****_ Usability: XXXX_

Filed in: Mobile Site Directory – Sports

Ski Report HomepageInfoSpace Ski Report – If you’re not in Europe and the state of your personal economy precludes jetting to Courchevel for a week of skiing, InfoSpace’s Ski Report can help you keep tabs on ski conditions closer to home. The site covers all the major resorts in the US and Canada plus a good selection of the better known ones in Europe, Asia, South America and Australia. Listings include current snow depth, number of open and closed runs and lifts and projected season closing days for each resort.

Something essential that is missing from Ski Report is weather reports.  There are links to on most pages but they link to the Accuweather home page rather than to the appropriate forecast page for the resort or region.

Although the site only scores a three out of five on the test,  I had no trouble using it on any of my phones.  Page sizes are small (under 10KB) and there are few images so it loads quickly even at GPRS speeds. Usability is generally very good but, as with My Slopes, would be even better with the addition of Access Keys.

Via: Mobile Mammoth

Mobile Link:

Ratings: Content: ***__ Usability: XXXX_

Filed in: Mobile Site Directory – Sports

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