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Google Maps Adds Ski Resort Trail Maps For Android & iPhone


Over on the Google Lat / Long blog,  Google Maps announced new feature that overlays lifts and trail maps for 38 major ski areas in the U.S., available from Google Maps using your Android device or iPhone.

It could be a handy feature, provided you have two things: something like Burton Screen Grab gloves so you can swipe the touchscreen on your smartphone without your hands being exposed to the cold air and active cellphone service on the top of the mountain or within the trees. Some ski areas and certain trails of course, can lack decent cellphone reception in low valleys or tree areas.

Here’s a screenshot of one of my home mountains, Brighton Ski Resort in Utah:

brighton-ski-resort-utah-on-google-maps

Ski resorts currently included:

  • Alpine Meadows – CO
  • Alyeska Resort – AK
  • Aspen Highlands – CO
  • Aspen Mountain – CO
  • Attitash Mountain Resort – NH
  • Big Sky Resort – MT
  • Big White Ski Resort – BC
  • Breckenridge Ski Resort – CO
  • Brighton – UT
  • Buttermilk – CO
  • Copper Mountain – CO
  • Crested Butte Mountain Resort – CO
  • Deer Valley Resort  – UT
  • Granite Gorge – NH
  • Heavenly Mountain Resort – CA
  • Jackson Hole Mountain Resort – WY
  • Lake Louise Ski Area – AB
  • Mammoth Mountain – CA
  • Mount Bachelor – OR
  • Mount Shasta – CA
  • Okemo Mountain Resort – VT
  • Panorama Mountain Village – BC
  • Park City Mountain Resort – UT
  • Revelstoke Mountain Resort – BC
  • Schweitzer Mountain Resort – ID
  • Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort – CA
  • Snowbasin – UT
  • Snowmass – CO
  • Squaw Valley – CA
  • Steamboat Ski Resort – CO
  • Stowe Mountain Resort – VT
  • Sugar Bowl Resort – CA
  • Sun Valley Resort – ID
  • Telluride Ski Resort – CO
  • Vail Mountain – CO
  • Whistler Blackcomb – BC
  • Wildcat Mountain – NH
  • Winter Park Resort – CO

Previously, Google Maps also announced a “street view” feature for select ski runs, although the progress in mapping out the slopes via the snowmobile camera seems to have stalled.

 

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