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onX Backcountry Snow/Trail GPS

Skiing & Hiking Guidebook Maps

D Mapping onX Backcountry Snow/Trail GPS for iPhone is a navigation app specially designed to be fully-featured travel app.

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3D Mapping
We adventure in three dimensions, your planning should reflect that. With a 3D map you can visualize terrain, scout lines, and plan for hazards before you hit the trail. Whether you’re backcountry skiing, splitboarding, nordic skiing, mountain biking, hiking, trail running, or another human-powered sport, our 3D maps will give you the best picture of the landscape before you even set foot on it.

“3D Maps allow you to scout terrain and very easily see features that could be interesting or problematic, saving you time both in the scouting process and out in the field.” –Professional Skier Griffin Post

Offline Maps
Trustworthy doesn’t even scratch the surface—offline is what we’re made for. Adventure maps made for life beyond cell phone coverage. When you download your Offline Maps to your phone all of the markups you've made for any selected area will be included. Save maps in a 5-, 10-, or 150-mile increments. When you've turned on your Offline Map, the GPS in your phone will connect to satellites to give your real-time location—even when cell signal is long behind you.

Private Lands Map Layer has been added as an all-new Elite subscription feature.

Unlock 365 days of adventure using onX Backcountry. Modes engage an intuitive experience in which you can see maps designed for your season of recreation. Whether you want to see Slope Angle and Aspect in Snow Mode or Wildfire information in Trail, you’ll have the tools you need to make informed decisions in the backcountry.

Snow Safety
“Slope Angle is critical for the backcountry.” –Professional Skier Cody Townsend

With tools like Slope Angle and Slope Aspect in your pocket, you’re carrying exactly what professional ski guides use for a navigation tool. Combine this information with in-app Avalanche Forecasts and Winter Aerial imagery to have a complete winter planning tool for wherever your skis or splitboard take you.

Find your next favorite ski tour, hike, mountain bike ride, or waterfall using onX Backcountry’s Discover tool. Whether you’re looking to get off the couch or get way off the grid, we’ve got an adventure suited for everyone. Find out why Forbes chose us as the “Paramount Navigation App” and explore the 650,000 miles of trails in our App. Unlock 10,000 Featured Adventures to see detailed trail information including photos, description, difficulty, distance, elevation, and more. Also, explore 450,000 outdoor recreation points of interest and more than 54,000 campsites.

Build Routes
custom routes seamlessly on your mobile device with Route Builder’s snap-to-trail functionality.

3D Maps
Offline Maps
Slope Aspect
Slope Angle
Guidebook Adventures
Map Types
Winter aerial
Air Quality Index
Historic Wildfires
Wildfire Smoke Plume
Active Wildfire
Avalanche Forecast
Public Land Boundaries
Property Maps for all 50 States
Content Sharing
Line Tool
Precision GPS
Waypoint Tool
Area Shape Tool
Mark My Location
Modes (Trail and Snow)
Import/Export GPX Files
Route Difficulty
Route Builder
Points of Interest
Weather Station Data
Historic Avalanche Fatalities
Trail Data

7-Day Free Trial
For your first seven days, you’ll have unlimited access to Offline Maps, SNOTEL data, Line Tool, and 3D maps. After that period, you’ll still have access to beautiful topographic and satellite maps, weather, and Historic Avalanche Fatality information.

The onX Mission
Our mission is to awaken the adventurer inside everyone. onX products are built by adventurers, for adventurers. Our appreciation for wild places drives us to preserve access to the recreation that we cherish. As a company, we invest in land access initiatives to expand and protect open spaces. Read more about our land access initiatives on our website.

Want to request new features? Contact us at [email protected]

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Is it good?

onXmaps, Inc. has put efforts and engineered a sophisticated trail app. What makes it successful? It is very easy to use for such a solid navigation app with built-in skiing features. Well, as a top-performing app with an overall rating of 4.65 I can only add what people who have tried it are saying.

This winter I started using the paid version of onX Backcountry for backcountry skiing in Northern Colorado. I’m a competent user of Gaia Pro an Cal Topo, but the addition of the Beacon Guidebooks database was a plus in onX Backcountry. The map layers are solid, and given that you can select from several useful layer plus 2D and 3D is a plus. The buttons for tracking, waypoint marking, and folders are easy to find. The customer service is solid, the two bugs I reported were addressed promptly this last six months. The “Master Class” zoom presentations are great and I sign up for most of them. One minor tweak I’d like to see: The tracking feature doesn’t offer details such as “moving speed”, “stopped time”, “max speed”, etc. There is only a field that says “speed”, which, of course, begs the question. “What does this value actually mean?”. Gaia offers all those other fields which give a substantially fuller picture. Otherwise I’m pretty happy with onX and will continue to use it and figure out how to maximize the features.
I have tried several apps for backcountry exploring- Gaia, Avenza etc, this is the handiest so far as it has excellent base maps with property boundaries! Living out west in a rural areas it’s crucial to know what is public and what is private. It’s the sole reason I bought this. Offline maps work great, the different sport options are fun (have only used snow shoeing so far) and the tracking and waypoint creation is easy. Only down side is it drains phone battery fast, but so do the equivalent apps. Always need to bring a back up. OnX was the go to for hunters I know and I love that there is an app for non-hunters as well.

Download onX Backcountry Snow/Trail GPS free for iPhone and iPad

In order to download IPA files follow these steps.

Step 1: Download the Apple Configurator 2 app to your Mac.

Note that you will need to have macOS 10.15.6 installed.

Step 2: Log in to Your Apple Account.

Now you have to connect Your iPhone to your Mac via USB cable and select the destination folder.

Step 3: Download the onX Backcountry Snow/Trail GPS IPA File.

Now you can access the desired IPA file in the destination folder.

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