Looking for a ski or snowboarding partner to shred with in Colorado? There’s an app for that!

A brand new free app called SkiBuds is connecting slopegoers with potential powder partners based on similar skill levels around the Centennial State and beyond.

To get started, download the app and create a profile including some of your basic information (age, gender, and skill level). Next, take your pick from over a hundred of mountains or filter based on Ikon/Epic Passes. After that, start chatting with fellow skiers and riders in group or private message channels.

Colorado ski resort found on the app include Arapahoe Basin, Breckenridge, Keystone, Vail, Purgatory, Steamboat, Crested Butte, Monarch, and Winter Park.

In addition to finding ski and snowboarding partners of similar skill levels, it’s much safer to buddy up on the mountain.

Screenshots showing a sample profile and chat pages via SkiBuds. Screenshot Credit: SkiBuds.com

For slopegoers, it’s a never-ending chase for fresh powder on the mountain– but deep snow comes with high risks including avalanche dangers and tree wells, both of which can be deadly. Without the help of a ski or snowboarding partner, deep snow or tree well accidents can lead to being trapped under the snow for hours. Suffocation, trauma, and hypothermia may also occur.

This is why it’s so important to always have someone to ski or ride with says the founder of SkiBuds Stephen Phillips who was inspired to launch the app after getting stuck in a tree well for nearly an hour during a solo ride in Colorado.

Photo Credit: Stephen Phillips, SkiBudsApp.com.

SkiBuds user Nate Spencer who met up with Phillips for an afternoon ride in Breckenridge said, “it’s really easy to end up in a situation you don’t want to be in when riding by yourself. No matter what level you are, you can get stuck in a tree well. It’s always a possibility. Riding with friends is always the safer option and SkiBuds makes it easy to find a friend to ride with.”

For more information on the app or to sign up today, please visit SkiBudsApp.com.

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