Best Winter Apps for Kids [Updated for 2020]

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We Reviewed Dozens Of The Best Winter Apps for Kids So You Don’t Have To. Here Are Our Top Picks.

Nearly everyone needs a pick-me-up in wintertime. The cold and the snow often make people want to escape reality at times, and the weather is not always the best for sending the kiddoes outdoors to play. Your phone or tablet will come to the rescue!

Winter is coming, so you might as well embrace it with all of your might! Here are some great apps that put winter fun into your digital world. These apps are some of the best of the best, so you’ll want to check them out on those winter days.

Snowy Games and Fun

Snowboard Party: World Tour

iOS App Store / Google Play Store

This amazing high-resolution game is the next best thing to having your own board out on the slopes. It’s a sequel to “Snowboard Party” and developers went crazy with adding features to enhance game play. Start by customizing your rider. Choose from 16 riders, 50 boards and 80 outfits.

Help your rider learn tricks, earn points, and gain skills. The more you play, the better it gets! The app supports multi-player modes and Game Center stats, so you can compete with friends and players from around the world. It’s free, with in-app purchases to enhance your game for prices ranging from $1.99 to $69.99.

MyTP Snowboarding 3

iOS App Store

Try this one out for free, and purchase the full app for $1.99 once you fall in love. You can visit the best resorts around the world, attend the biggest events, and much more. Customize your rider to be serious or goofy, learn the best moves, and compete virtually on some of the most challenging courses in the world.

Whether your specialty is big air or complicated moves, you’ll love this app. It supports Game Center competition and multi-player games. There’s also a feature to do a virtual photo shoot and easily export your best pics. There are 6 levels, 43 spots and 86 score and best trick challenges.

Alto’s Adventure

iOS App Store / Google Play Store

Alto and his friends inhabit a glorious world focused on snowboarding. The app features realistic (and not so realistic) weather, a super physics engine, and loads of customizable options and tricks to learn. It’s a cross between snowboarding and rpg, so gamers will be thrilled.

This app supports Game Center and multi-user play so you can challenge your friends. It also easily syncs between your devices, so you won’t lose a moment of game time. The app costs $4.99.

Skiing Yeti Mountain

iOS App Store / Google Play Store

Here’s a skiing challenge that will tickle everyone’s fancy. Make your way through hundreds of levels, ski the mini-slaloms, and search for the elusive yeti along the way. You can play for hours and hours to while away those cold winter days inside your warm comfy place.

The app is free to download, and has an in-app purchase of $2.99 to remove the advertisements. It’s a great diversion whether the weather is frightful outdoors or not.

Icy Ropes

iOS App Store / Google Play Store

If you are ready for a real challenge, this app has you controlling two characters at once as they try to climb up the slippery mountain connected together by a rope. Collect coins, unlock characters, find treasures, and more in this arcade-style adventure. One unique feature is the capability to record your screen and share your most spectacular fails.

The app is free to download and play. It includes optional in-app purchases ranging from ninety-nine cents to $3.99 and offering game enhancements ranging from penguins to mummies (!).

iStunt Reloaded

iOS App Store

Do awesome stunts and tricks on an array of cool boards with this fun app. Options (some available by in-app purchase) include a jet board and a hover board. There are zero-gravity zones and gravity inversion zones, too, which open up all kinds of possibilities.

iStunt Reloaded is free to download. There are extra boards and other enhancements available as in-app purchases for ninety-nine cents each.



Useful Winter Sports App

OntheSnow Ski & Snow Report

iOS App Store / Google Play Store

Here’s a one-stop-spot for reports on snow conditions at over 2,000 global locations. You can find accurate assessments for ski resorts nearly anywhere. The app allows you to compare different locations as you choose your destination, as well.

OntheSnow Ski & Snow Report features some great customizable options. Set a powder alert so you get notified when new snow has fallen at your favorite spot. See live webcams and get first hand reports about conditions from other users. The app is free, so skiers and boarders will want to check it out.

Dark Sky Weather

iOS App Store / Google Play Store

If your world requires you to stay abreast of how much snow to expect and when and where, this app, with its hyperlocal forecasts, is the ticket. It’s much more than your typical weather app. The radar uses a special technology that smooths it out, and the app is capable of telling you just when the bad weather will be arriving.

It costs $3.99 and even has a past/future function that allows not only a future cast forecast, but also lets you peer back in time and history to see what the weather was like on a date long ago.

Dress Up Your Device for Winter


iOS App Store

Add some lively falling snow to your device with this fun app. The app has a selection of scenes to put inside the snowglobe, or you can choose a new photo or something from your camera roll. Whatever you choose, see it through a swirling curtain of flakes that drift and move with movements of your phone.

Snowglobe allows users to customize the speed and size of the flakes, use personal pictures, and more. You can even switch modes to colorful confetti if you want something less seasonal. It costs ninety-nine cents on the App Store.

Snow Wallpapers & Backgrounds

iOS App Store

No matter what the weather is outside, you can dress up your phone’s home and lock screens with gorgeous wintery scenes using this collection of wallpapers and backgrounds. There are over 800 to choose from!  You could swap them out several times each day and not run out all season long.

No matter if the weather outside is frightful; your phone can be gorgeous, showing the most beautiful winter scenes. There are over 800 backgrounds in this sweet app, and it’s FREE!


Winter Wallpapers

Google Play Store

This app features beautiful frosty landscapes and lovely scenes for your home and lock screens. This highly-rated app might be the perfect way to dress up your phone. It fully supports landscape mode, as well, so it will look great no matter how you are holding your device.

You can add your favorite scenes to favorites, and even share easily when you find something inspirational or lovely. What a way to brighten the season! This app is free, so check it out!