So I guess Google Maps includes ski trails and chair lifts now.

Andrea got caught behind a Berthoud Pass closure today on her way back from the mountains, and cotrip.org was a little vague on the situation and options, so she called me, and I pulled up a map to try and help out. While on the phone, she said she was going to stop in Winter Park and wait it out, so I zoomed in a little bit on Google Maps since my familiarity with the area is zero, and suddenly I was presented with this:

Winter Park detail on Google Maps

Winter Park detail on Google Maps

I thought it was pretty cool — they have not only the chairlifts, but also all the runs, and (I assume) they’re color-coordinated with their difficulty. I peeked at Vail,  Copper,  and just to confirm it wasn’t an Epic/Vail/Colorado thing… Nubs Nob in Michigan, which was NOT mapped, but nearby Boyne Mountain was. I was duly impressed. And then I dragged the yellow “Street View” guy onto the map…

Update: I did a little digging and I guess this got rolled out last Feb/March, so I’m a little late to the party. Still rad though.