Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Skiing with GPS

Last week we were skiing in Idre, a small Swedish family friendly resort. Most of the black slopes were still closed and those that were open were quite short.

One fun thing I managed to do was to carry my GPS whenever I was in the slopes (or lifts). It created for me a simple map of all slope and lift system. Furthermore it recorded the top speed for every day. I could reproduce 90km/h reliably and once had a top speed of 98km/h. I was a bit scared afterwards, but did not feel "too fast" at any point.