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Skiing the Web

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It appears that the big rush of lift improvements has slowed and ski
resorts are opting to up their online and lift-side technology while
awaiting further infrastructure approvals. Web cams have been installed at
most resorts with many opting for two or three in different
locations. 

 

In Idaho, Schweitzer’s online trail map is fully interactive. You can
zoom in on any run and get the lowdown on type of terrain, snow conditions
and a note on skier or boarder ability and fun factor. Fernie has a blog
and if you snap a good picture while riding their slopes they’ll post
it online. Whistler is highlighting virtual tours of their new 28-person
gondolas and video features of so many activities it would take hours to
get through it all. 

Big White has chosen the video route as well, offering numerous videos
that don’t just highlight the hill but offer viewers a close-up of some
exhilarating runs. Even our local Rabbit Hill has gotten into it with a
website of all their activities where you can buy online to reduce your wait
or ensure participation in ski schools before you arrive. V 

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