Ski Tracks sync with Strava

Since the Strava "Alpine Ski" setting is so limited (counts chairlift rides as climbs), it would be handy to have the app Ski Tracks sync with Strava.  Is this collaboration possible?

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  • That would be great.

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  • You might want to contact the folks at Ski Tracks about integrating with Strava.

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  • I agree that this integration would awesome!  I just tried to export my Ski Track as a gpx file and upload it to Strava, but got the, "Improperly formatted data" error when trying to upload.

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  • It's a real shame this doesn't work.Just tried to upload a Ski Tracks GPX file to Strava - it failed.

     

    I just emailed Core Coders (who write Ski Tracks) - will let you know if I get a reply.

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  • Had a reply from Core Coders - unfortunately not what we wanted to hear:

     

    Lorraine (Corecoders)

    26 Feb, 12:16 GMT

    Hi Matt,

    Thank you for supporting Ski Tracks and taking the to contact us.

    Unfortunately, we have no plans to connect to Strava directly in the near future. Our main concern (including Ski Resorts) is encouraging users skiing/boarding to race in segments in areas of the mountain not suitable for skiing at speed. We do not show a live speed display in Ski Tracks to try and discourage skiing at speed in public areas.

    If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Kind Regards

    Lorraine
    Core Coders
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  • Export your GPX, then purify it with GPX Visualizer - from there you can upload without issue.

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  • Gpx visualizer? What is that?

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  • The easiest way to import a Ski Tracks file into Strava is to edit the GPX file and remove the time stamp in the metadata that Ski Tracks adds to the file.

    Basically Strava doesn't like the format being in that time element of the metadata, so either edit it, or remove it altogether.

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  • That doesn’t sound easy!!

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  • If you're using an iPhone, there's this handy app called "StraUpload" that takes care of this for you. You simply export the track from SkiTracks into StraUpload, and then it uploads it to Strava for you. 

    The "StraUpload" app isn't free, but at the time of writing this, is only $1.39 (USD). 

    https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/straupload/id1297360974?mt=8

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  • Phil Everson - thanks, that app makes it stupid simple.  

    If it pruned out 'ascent mileage' it would be perfect,,,

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  • I use the iOS app Slopes, which summarizes downhill distance, downhill vertical, and time downhill riding. The time skiing downhill is what I care to track for my fitness goals. It filters out lift rides and hanging out. I just manually enter this into Garmin Connect (I use Strava secondarily)

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  • Current GFX export will upload to Strava. (At least as of 2 minutes ago.)

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  • Phil Everson - thanks, so much easier using StraUpload 

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  • StraUpload worked well! Greta tip.

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  • Strava:

    This sounds like a feature request: when recording alpine skiing and snowboarding can you please filter out uphills and (perhaps for Summit members) add some skiing specific stats such as number of runs and total vertical? I think there are a lot of people would love that and this is just the perfect time of year to add this!

    Thank you!

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  • The app Slopes automatically synchronises your activity’s with Strava. Simple and perfect.

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  • Slopes is iPhone only.

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  • Best solution for this hands down, at least on iPhone, is Health Fit. It costs $3 and will sync ANY tracked fitness data that writes to Apple Health system over to Strava and other platforms. For example, Strava’s Apple Watch app completely blows, at least for running, while Apple’s native one is great. So use Apple’s native app for tracking and Health Fit allows you to sync the data to Strava.

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  • Does anyone know of a similar app for android. I use ski tracks. I would switch to slopes for the ease of data transfer to Strava but they still do not have an android platform. The data manipulation for time stamp removal sounds difficult, I would need a step by step instruction.

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  • Just used Straupload worked like a charm, thank you Phil Everson!!!

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  • Thank you Brandon Johnson! Just downloaded HealthFit and worked perfectly. Only shows the downhill vertical too

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  • The App Slopes syncs with Strava.

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