Google Earth has pulled out an exciting new development in the last few days.


Using the special snowmobile Google Street View Camera that was designed for the 2010 Olympics they have captured images from 13 top North-American Resorts. Now, users can explore some of the slopes from the comfort of their own homes and offices.

Canadian resort Whistler is one of the largest featured, and includes images of the famous Peak to Peak Gondola. You can also stroll through the village with the skiiers and see the hotels and condos you might stay at.


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Whistler Mountain on Street View

The top American resorts to be shown include the popular British holiday spot of Breckenridge, Squaw Valley, Deer Valley and Crystal Mountain.

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 Breckenridge Ski Resort

Explore these top resorts in the official Google blog here.

You can see the Snowmobile in action in this video from the Google Lat Long Blog.


The snowmobile used by Google Earth for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.



Posted by Katie Stevenson on Thursday 24 Nov 2011

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