Originally Posted by Ghost
I just got a gps this summer. I really liked being able to see where I paddled on my canoe trip. Looking over the trip data adds a new demension, like a postcard. I would love to have something like that from a ski trip. That's exactly why I got a gps. I'm not going to pay an arm and a leg for it though.
I now take my GPS with me when I ride my mountain bike. Eventually I'll have a breadcrumb trailmap of the local bike trails and not have to guess which way is the quickest way home. I still enjoy looking at the collected data... top speed 54 kph (no hills to speak of nearby and it's a 10-speed road bike with rotting tires so I'm slow going down the trails)...average 1=hour trip is 12 to 15 kms.... stopped time was... You get the point.
I don't know if the novelty would wear off.
I am a GPS Idiot, never used one, never played with one, never really even looked at one over someones shoulder. I realize that it gives you co-ordinates where you are on the globe, I realize it keeps track of your movements when engaged. I assume it makes a pretty little line from your start point to the finish but.... I would think it doesn't lay out all the little lines ontop of a map that is the actual ski hill. All the little lines are just that lines. No context to them, no relevance to anything. Yes a GPS will and can give you data but as they say......
"A picture is worth a thousand words"
But alas I am a GPS idiot and likely have no idea of their immense power.