This looks like a great new tool for ski resort visitors. The more real the skiing environment is presented the easier for skiers to get an idea of what their experience will be like. This 3D map is a cool way to do that. Once it has all the elements in place it could set a standard for others.
One thing I'd like to see is the map open up in a new window allowing for resizing rather than being embedded in the page. All in all a great attempt worth watching.Also like the blog, a welcome attempt to allow visitors to contribute. Should be a fun tool especially for the boarder and skier crowd who already have a strong community feel.