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I'm often asked this question: How does Virtual Snow Training transfer to training on snow??
This is 2-1/2 year old Adara training at Virtual Snow and then skiing at Deer Valley on a green run named "SUCCESS" with her mom Sabina...
Watch and see for yourself!!
Gunbarrel 25 #10 will be taking place at Heavenly Valley in Lake Tahoe this weekend, April 7, 2013.
Bad Bob will be there along with Mark Burnham & others. Come one and all for fun with Virtual Snow's friend Glenn Plake! Watch the movie below to see some of last years GB25 #9!!!
Apparently, Virtual Snow is on to something with our virtual ski and snowboard training system. Now Google is getting in on the action with virtual ski runs.
They are using their Street View technology used on Google Maps and a snowmobile to map out ski runs so you can enjoy them from your living room.
The following is the story from Where to Ski and Snowboard.
Zermatt has been chosen as Google’s first European attempt to take its Street View success to the slopes.
If you have used Google Street View, you’ll know that it’s a neat little mapping system that allows people to take virtual walks down city streets, in quite some detail. The results are impressive, although there were early issues with privacy that have now been resolved.
Mapping the pistes would mean you could take a virtual tour of the ski area, following pistes and landmarks to get an idea of what the resort is like; a piste panorama.
It’s a good overview and a bit of fun while you’re stuck at home dreaming of the next trip. Stand at the top of a mountain and follow whichever run you like down.
So what does it take to map the slopes in a ski resort? Basically, the Google team mounts its Street View camera system onto a snowmobile for the piste and snow-covered roads and goes around taking snapshots of the area. Then there’s the complex task of piecing them all together to produce the end result.
The technology has already been used in North America, introduced in Whistler for the Olympics. Zermatt was chosen as the first European destination, following a Switzerland Tourism survey and competition.
Of the 30 or so resorts suggested, the readers voted Zermatt for its variety, famous mountain and large resort. Zermatt tourism is delighted, and thinks that the new service will prove a useful addition to existing resources and popular with potential visitors.
Big THANK YOU to Jerry Bernard
For our new website!
Dumping snow in Utah. Wish I was still there.
Slope simulator helps beginner skiers, snowboarders get started.
The Standard-Examiner in Ogden, Utah published a great story about our Ogden Virtual Snow location today!