Best Winter Apps for Kids [Updated for 2022]

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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

Funny Snowball Battle: Winter Games

Price: Free with in app-purchases

Google Play Store

This novel game for younger children gets them engaged in a pitched snowball battle with friend Hippo. Whether they get the chance to do a real snowball fight or not, this app will have them giggling and having fun in the snow even in warmer climates and seasons. Users have commented how much fun their children have with it, and some even say that it’s fun for the adults, too!

The game is free to download, but parents should be aware that there are outside advertisements served. In-app purchases are available for $1.99 each, too.

Snowboard Party: World Tour

Price: Free with in app-purchases

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

Price: Free trial; $1.99 for full game

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

Price: $4.99

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

Price: Free ($2.99 for ad-free version)

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

Price: Free with in app-purchases

iOS App 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

Price: Free with in app-purchases

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 Apps

OntheSnow Ski & Snow Report

Price: Free

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

Price: $3.99

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


Price: $0.99

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.

Winter Landscapes Wallpaper

Price: Free

Google Play Store

Here’s a free collection of wallpapers for your Android phone that includes gorgeous frozen waterfalls and both 2D and 3D falling snow scenes! The app also includes images with moving water effects, and even one where you can “draw” on the frozen window with your finger.

Users have been impressed with the app’s live wallpapers that seem to move, and with the ease with which you can switch between scenes. It’s a must-have to dress up your phone this winter season, and if you are a true snow-lover, you’ll want to use it year-round.

Snowfall Live Wallpapers HD and Snow Background

Price: Free

iOS App Store

Whether you love winter in the country or in the city, at the lake or in the mountains, you will find just what you need to set the mood on your phone in this app. It includes winter scenes from many countries around the world, scenes from the forest, and snowy nighttime visuals. You’ll love the snowy sunrises and sunsets, too!

This free app offers updates to the collection daily, so you’ll never be left wanting for new content to explore. You can delight in wintery scenes any time of the year. Parents should be aware that the app is rated 9+ for occasional suggestive themes, so you may want to prescreen the content before allowing young children to use it.