The FATMAP Smartphone Application Enables Skiers to Plan Their Adventures

By: Alyson Wyers - Jan 30, 2016
References: fatmap & springwise
In the old days people used to listen for snow reports, but this is a thing of the past with FATMAP's 3D ski maps. The mobile mapping app shows skiers and snowboarders mountains in three dimensions and offers route recommendations and relevant data.

The smartphone application uses high resolution satellite imagery to create 3D ski maps. They also list important facts such as altitude, difficulty, gradient and similar slope stats. The FATMAP app not only gives users the resources and knowledge to take the mountain like a local, they also enhance safety with avalanche warnings and dangerous spots. There is also a search feature for particular lines and a function called 'skier view,' which allows users to preview runs for assessment beforehand.