The 2006 - 2007 ski and snowboard season is now upon us here in the northern hemisphere. To help get you ready to hit the slopes here are two fantastic Google Maps mashups that are back for another year to help people from around the world find a hill to get out on..
RiderTech shows you world ski/board resorts - Matt Savarino's RiderTech.com has joined forces with NWSnow.com to relaunch as a cool action sport mapping community just in time for the 2006 ski and boarding season. It's a great way to locate ski resorts (and other action sports venues) from around the world. To get started check out the world map, then drill down by continent. Select the "snow" toggle-item from the right side of the map to plot resorts and be sure to register and add resorts if you know the locations of them! There's also some other cool areas of the site to enjoy: snow video podcasts, local videos, photo galleries, webcams and more..
Skibonk worldwide ski & boarding mashup with YouTube vids - In the 'bonk' family of ever-popular Google Maps mashups SkiBonk greets the 2006 ski and boarding season with YouTube videos for many resorts. David Schorr has also come out with a new snow depth overlay feature which graphically displays snow depth and new snow for the entire US and parts of Canada. Skibonk mashes up data from "SnoCountry, OnTheSnow, Weather Underground, the National Weather Service, and several other data feeds." Webcams, current conditions, heaps of weather info and tons of information for each resort is located on SkiBonk. Check things out en route with SkiBonk Mobile as well!