Wouldn’t life be easier if you could look at a trail map and actually see if a run is right for you? I mean, it isn’t always apparent; something you think is a downhill trail may actually go across the mountain. Or it could be much too steep for your ability. Wouldn’t it’d be nice to know before you commit?

Face it; the usual blue and black symbols just don’t always tell the story.

Here are two sites that can help:

Ski.com’s interactive 3D trail maps. and 3D Ski Maps.

Both can give you a better sense for the terrain than a flat, one-dimensional map, so you’ll have a better idea about what you’re getting in to, before you even get there.

Check ’em out.