Are ski areas wasting their money making "interactive" maps online? I often find the interactive trail maps are not terribly informative, and I almost always find myself looking around the web site to download an image file that replicates the old fashioned paper trail maps you get free with the lift ticket.
It seems to me that the trail maps just don't take advantage of the medium. The most common features "interactive" trail maps are highlighting types of trail or lifts (show all beginner trails, show all high speed quads etc.) or selectively zooming in on areas of a big mountain.
What would be very cool is if an interactive trail map could use google earth topo to represent a real 3-d model of a mountain with the trails overlaid on a satellite image that you could spin and zoom. It should be possible to incorporate some other ideas from google earth - embedded images or panoramas (to be fair, the Whistler-Blackcomb map does this).
Anyone have links to some cool online maps that really use technology well?