Google Maps App Now Offering 38 Popular Ski Resorts, Slopes

7 February 2013, 7:53 am EST By Prarthito Maity email: Mobile & Apps

Google has further updated its popular Maps app with addition of more new features.

Per reports, Google has made it helpful for sports, more precisely ski, enthusiasts to navigate the slopes by adding 38 new run and lifts maps to its already huge Maps database.

The search giant announced on Wednesday that the company has added a host of new ski resorts to the Google Maps App database for both iOS and Android users, which can be users to access comprehensive information about the mountain, including solid colored lines that represent runs.

"You just stepped out of the gondola into a strong wind at the peak. It's cold and you're weighing whether to drop into that powdery black diamond chute you've always dreamt of...or sliding down the nearest blue for hot cider at the base," the official page states.

With the brand new 38 run and lift maps for some of the most popular mountains across the U.S. and Canada, Google Maps can become the best option of gaining information for Android and iOS users, and can serve as a true mountain guide. "Whether you're shredding Squaw Valley, Big Sky, or Okemo, Google Maps are a comprehensive, accurate and easy way to find the best route down the hill."

While the ski runs are marked on Google maps with the customary blue, green and black lines to mark the difficulty of the terrain, the ski lifts are marked as red dotted lines. The locations include popular spots in Colorado (like the Alpine Meadows, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Breckenridge Ski Resort, and more), alongside the locations in Utah, California and British Columbia.

"Ski resorts in Google Maps can also be helpful when you're gearing up for a trip. You can check out the maps on your laptop browser to plot your course, and even get a Street View preview of a few select slopes before you head up the mountain," the page adds.

What Google is doing here is just updating its database after the company first started adding popular ski runs and resorts to its maps back in November last year. At that point, the company added as many as 90 ski and snow resorts around the world to its Maps app.

Nonetheless, the good news here is that Google has promised that it will be adding more ski resort maps to the existing database in the future.

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