Wednesday, November 18, 2015
If you've started hunting around for a good place to go skiing this winter then you might want to have a look at OpenSnowMap. OpenSnowMap provides the latest snow cover alongside ski trail and ski lift maps.
When you are zoomed out on the map you can see the last eight days Modis snow cover around the world. Zoom in on a ski resort and you can view all the ski runs, colored by difficulty and the locations of ski-lifts and ski-chairs.
The base map layer includes relief hill-shading and contour lines. If you select the 'list' option you can view all the pistes in the current map bounds. You can then select individual runs on the map to view an elevation profile of the selected run and its length. OpenSnowMap also includes the handy option to print out the map from a PDF file of the current map view.