Smart Reminders

Smart Reminders are unique to Slopes, a safety net that helps to make sure that you never forget to start and/or stop Slopes when you need to. They are available on both iPhone and Apple Watch.

How They Work

How to Set Them Up

Adding Resorts Manually


How They Work

Smart Reminders change intelligently based on what you're doing.

  • At a resort, not recording: Slopes will alert you to ask if you want to record when you get within 100 yards / meters of a lift. If there are more than a dozen lifts at a resort, Slopes will set up these alerts based on the dozen most popular lifts.
  • At a resort, recording: Slopes will alert you when it thinks you drove away from the resort (2+ miles) or if it is getting later in the day and you haven't stopped recording yet (10pm).
  • At a resort, paused: Slopes will alert you to resume recording if you get near a lift again, or to end your day if you've been paused for more than an hour and a half, or if it thinks you drove away.

Slopes does this without running in the background or using extra battery. iOS and watchOS allow apps to give a list of around a dozen locations and pre-create notifications to show if they get near them, or leave the region. But since Slopes isn't running in the background when you're not recording, Slopes does need a chance to run and set up the "at a resort, not recording" reminders when you first get to a resort. So there's one other set of reminders:

  • Not at a resort: Slopes will alert you when you get close to a resort (2 - 3 miles) asking you to launch it briefly to let it set up the lift-based start recording reminders. These "welcome reminders" can be enabled for up to 12 resorts.

Slopes will automatically manage which resorts get reminders, but if you want you can also go in and add resorts yourself in advance. Great if you have a few you call home and you want to set things up ahead of time.

How to Set Them Up

  • Go to the Account tab
  • Tap on NotificationsSmart Reminders
  • Toggle Add New Resorts Automatically to ON

If you have an Apple Watch it'll ask you if you want to enable the reminders there, or on your iPhone. If you choose to enable them on your Watch, you'll be prompted to open Slopes there.

Adding Resorts Manually

On iPhone

  • Hit the + sign in the top right of the Smart Reminders screen
  • Search for a resort, then tap on it
  • It will then appear in the Enabled on This iPhone list

To remove a resort from your list, swipe to the left across it in the list and tap on "Remove".

On Apple Watch

  • Open Slopes on your Apple Watch
  • Scroll down on the main recording screen (where you'd start a recording)
  • Tap on Settings
  • Tap on Smart Reminders
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and tap on Add Resort

To remove a resort from your list, tap on it, then tap on "Disable Reminders".


If you're not getting reminders, there's a couple of things that could be causing issues.

1.) Background refresh must be enabled for Slopes for Smart Reminders to work. When you get to a resort these reminders all get set up for 3 days (recording at the resort resets the 3-day timer). After 3 days of no new recordings, Slopes assumes you left and gets launched in the background to clean up and re-enable the welcome reminders. 

To enable background refresh for Slopes on iPhone:

  • Open the Settings app on your iPhone
  • Tap on General Background App Refresh
  • Make sure that Slopes is toggled on in the list

To enable background refresh for Slopes on Apple Watch:

  • Open the Settings app on your Apple Watch
  • Tap on General Background App Refresh
  • Make sure that Slopes is toggled on in the list

2.) You will need to allow Slopes to send you notifications. To make sure we have permissions:

  • Open the Settings app on your iPhone
  • Tap on Notifications
  • Scroll down until you see Slopes, tap on it
  • Make sure that Allow Notifications is toggled on, and set any other preferences

3.) If you're not getting Smart Reminders on your Apple Watch, it could be because you have notifications turned off for Slopes on your iPhone, and this is set to mirror the Watch.

If you don't want to get notifications from Slopes on your phone, you can change the settings to "Custom" for Slopes in the Apple Watch app so the notifications come through to the Apple Watch.

Here's how:

  • Open the Apple Watch app
  • Tap on Notifications
  • Scroll down and tap on Slopes
  • Tap on Custom and set your preferences

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