Why we started OpenSummit
We started OpenSummit in 2016 to provide detailed hourly forecasts for Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks, or as they're more commonly known, the 14ers.
Since then, OpenSummit has grown to provide even more detailed hourly forecasts for thousands of hiking and biking locations across the United States, along with providing high-resolution weather and wildfire smoke maps.
All OpenSummit features will be merged into OpenSnow. The OpenSummit website and apps will continue to function through at least the end of 2023, but no new features or improvements will be added. Moving forward, all of the best features will be available on one app and website, OpenSnow.
Why are we sunsetting OpenSummit?
There are two reasons that we are stopping work and ultimately shutting down OpenSummit.
First, having two apps (OpenSnow and OpenSummit) that offered similar and sometimes identical features became confusing for our users.
Second, as a small team, we want to keep our product and our business focused on doing a few things very well, and maintaining two brands and two apps was causing duplicative work.
This means that you can get all the same features and views from OpenSummit without needing to open a different app, or, in other words, all the weather data you need for winter AND summer adventures will be in one app, OpenSnow, and not spread across two apps.
Can I still use OpenSummit?
You will be able to use the OpenSummit website, iOS, and Android apps through at least the end of 2023.
However, no new features or improvements will be added to OpenSummit, and moving forward, our focus will be on OpenSnow.
When will the transition to OpenSnow occur?
By the summer of 2023, all data, views, maps, and your favorite locations from OpenSummit will be available on OpenSnow. Remember that you can log into OpenSnow using your OpenSummit account information.
What should you do now?
Download the OpenSnow app and/or go to OpenSnow.com and log in with the same email address and password that you used for OpenSummit. Your favorite locations from OpenSummit will also be available under a new list in OpenSnow by the summer of 2023.
Visit our FAQ section HERE for more information.
Thank you so much for your continued support. We can't wait to show you what’s next on OpenSnow to help you plan your adventure, no matter the season.
- The OpenSnow Team