Steve Achelis is a software entrepreneur in Salt Lake City, Utah. Software programs that were designed or written by Steve have been sold to more than 300,000 customers in more than a hundred countries. Although he says he is reducing his workload, Steve is currently working on dozens of websites, mobile apps, and Windows programs. This page lists many of these projects.

Wasatch Backcountry Skiing

The Wasatch Backcountry Skiing Paper Map includes the names of more than 1,000 backcountry locations in Utah's central Wasatch Mountains. Learn more here (or purchase it at

The Wasatch Backcountry Skiing Map Apps contain the information on the paper map, but they also show your current location, the distance and direction to your destination, and link to the companion website. Learn about the apps here (or purchase the Android or iOS version).

The Wasatch Backcountry Skiing Desktop Map is a Google-Earth-like map for your desktop computer. You can search for and fly over the 1,000 backcountry skiing locations. Learn more here.

The Wasatch Backcountry Skiing Guide is a companion to the Wasatch Backcountry Maps. It provides information on hundreds of backcountry ski locations in Utah's Wasatch mountain range. Learn more at

The Cottonwood Canyons Weather Dashboard displays current backcountry skiing conditions in Salt Lake County's Cottonwood Canyons. Depending on the time of year, the dashboard displays road conditions, wind, temperature, snow depth, avalanche conditions, 48-hour and 7-day weather forecasts, and radar images. Learn more here.

Iterum also developed the Wasatch Backcountry Skiing Skill for Amazon Alexa, so your smart speaker can provide you with this weather information. Learn more here.

Prehospital Medical Care

eMedic is an EMS (Emergency Medical Service) app for iPhones. Used by more than 20,000 paramedics, EMTs, and nurses, eMedic provides quick access to basic anatomical illustrations, medical calculators, emergency quick reference cards, ACLS algorithms, popular medicines, and medical acronyms. eMedic was first released way back in 2001 for the Palm Pilot platform—when few people knew what an "app" was. Since then eMedic has been released on a half-dozen different platforms. Learn about the iPhone version at the Apple App Store. is an online quiz for emergency medical service providers. The questions on have been answered more than 50 million times. is fun, challenging, and free. Learn more at is an online quiz for Wilderness First Responders. Developed in partnership with NOLS Wilderness Medicine (previously the Wilderness Medical Institute), the questions on are geared toward people who provide medical care in remote environments. Learn more at

Backcountry Rescue

vRigger (previously named "RescueRigger") is a Windows-based software application that allows you to create illustrations of rope rigging systems. From rescue to theatrical rigging, vRigger can illustrate and calculate the forces of complex rigging systems. Learn more at is a free website that provides information on rope rescue, from knots to advanced physics. In addition to being a solid information source, this website showcases illustrations that were created using vRigger. Learn more at
Mountain Responder is a first-person account of Steve's experiences as a mountain rescuer. From avalanches and plane crashes, to fallen rock climbers and swiftwater accidents, Steve and his teammates witnessed what few of us ever will. Learn more at contains detailed information on avalanche rescue and survival. Learn more at contains independent, detailed information on avalanche transceivers. Learn more at

The Avalanche Inclinometer is smartphone app that displays the slope, the elevation, and the compass direction to help keep backcountry skiers, snowboarders, and snowmobilers access the avalanche hazard. Learn more at (or purchase the Android or iOS version).

Iterum Store

The Iterum Online Store provides additional information on many of the items that are listed on this page. You can also order several of the products in the store. Visit

Investment Analysis

Steve founded Equis, an investment analysis software company, when he was 26 years old. Equis quickly became the world's leading provider of "technical analysis" software for investors and traders. After 15 years and with a team of almost 100 employees, Steve sold Equis to the British information powerhouse, Reuters. Although Equis eventually changed its name to MetaStock (the name of its flagship software), the company is still supplying investors and traders with cutting-edge software 41 years later. Learn more at

Technical Analysis from A to Z is a best-selling book on investing using charts of security prices. Written by Steve and Published by McGraw-Hill, more than 150,000 copies of A-to-Z have been sold worldwide in six languages (Chinese, English, French, Italian, Spanish, and Vietnamese). Learn more at or at

Community Activities

The Steven B. Achelis Foundation is Steve's "tithe"for his business successes. Since its formation in 1990, the foundation has made more than 500 financial contributions to a wide variety of organizations that are working to make the world a better place. Learn more at

  • Steve is the former president of the Utah Avalanche Center nonprofit.
  • Steve served as an advisor to the Governor's Technology Commercialization & Innovation Program where he reviewed emerging technology at Utah's universities.
  • Steve served on the UITA (Utah Information and Technology Association) board for four years where he was involved with capital formation and public policy.
  • Steve served on the Board of Trustees for Rowland-Hall Saint Mark's School for eight years where he chaired the Technology Committee and was a member of the Finance Committee.
  • Steve served on the Board of Trustees of the Ronald McDonald House where he was involved in technology integration.
  • Steve developed websites for several political candidates, including a representative to the U.S. House of Representatives and a gubernatorial candidate.

Backcountry Activities