Discovered GoogleMaps 'SlopeView'. Mind = Blown

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Skiers of Oppolandia: Rejoice. Someone had the bright idea of mounting a Google StreetView rig onto a SnowMachine and captured many prime ski locations in SlopeView. This is the Matterhorn, for example, as seen from the Gornergrat.

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Now we can lust after these runs in the off season, or plan our runs during the ski-season.

[[EDIT: Looks like Google Enginerds developed this capability in preparation for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver.]]

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GoogleMaps SlopeView Home. (mostly North America locations)

Matterhorn (above).

Saint Moritz:

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(Raises Glass of Kirsch) Zum Wohl ! I say... This made my otherwise dreary day.

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