Is there a website out there already that helps skiers see more detailed trail maps or details for ski resorts that expands on the difficulties of their offered runs? I think everyone would agree that you know what you get with a green run, but blue runs can run the spectrum from horribly sky blue happy zones to dark violet death zones.
When I visit a new resort I haven't been to before, one of the hardest parts is seeking out information in advance of what runs I should be looking to hit and what areas of the mountain are best suited to me as an intermediate rider. Typically I schedule a lesson the first day and ask the instructor for the info, but I would love of there was a place online I could go and look at the trail map, see more detailed analysis of the run types at the resort and plan my day better.
My idea is just being able to pull up a resort and being able to go to their trail map, click on a run (that is coded in a better color system) and then see details like:
- Difficulty Level (7 out of 10)
- Groomed daily
- Steep beginning pitch that flattens into some rolling moderate terrain.
Could also be useful to have information like (Warning: Tree Wells commonly present on/near this run).
Again, if this exists, than I apologize. If it doesn't, and someone else thinks this would be useful, then maybe I will get coding and moving on this haha.