iPod and iPhone Trail Maps

I think this is a cool idea. Have not tested it. Saw it on GoBlog this morning. Podpro.ca now offers download-able trail maps for your iPod or iPhone.

The reach is limited to a couple dozen ski resorts in the U.S. and Canada. But many major resorts—Snowbird, Aspen, Alta, Mammoth, Squaw Valley, Whistler Blackcomb—are in the mix.

The advantage? You can click and scroll on the chairlift to pick your route of descent from a tiny backlit screen (instead of an unfolded map flapping in your face).

You can also get an RSS feed for each resort’s weather sent to your iPhone.

For the iPod, Podpro.ca offers “quick, informative videos that give the guest the desired information or directions at the touch of a button.” The videos are designed and formatted to operate on iPods as well as BlackBerrys and some cell phones.

Head here for the full dope: Podpro.ca

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Stephen Regenold is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for nearly two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of four small kids, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.