If you got a new phone or tablet for Christmas this year, then you're going to want a few apps that do more than shoot birds at pigs and shoot hipster photos.

OnTheSnow has Android and iPhone apps that give you the info you actually need this winter: snowfall and gear. Whether you're looking for new gear or deep pow, be sure one of these apps is on your phone.

Ski & Snow Report (free)

Android

iTunes


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Our Ski & Snow Report includes snow reports, community-generated snow reports, powder alerts and live web cams. You can customize your favorite resorts and set up powder alerts.

Gear Guide (free)

iTunes

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The perfect companion for your trip to the shop, our gear guide app includes over 200 pieces of gear, individual reviews, editors pics and videos. Just walk into the store, hand the employee your phone and tell him you want the skis on the screen. Shop guys love that.