Hinton Nordic Centre Map Hub

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Due to a mid-winter heatwave (chinook), last week was too hot for cross-country skiing. I found myself with plenty of spare time on my hands to think about cross-country skiing, though. That led to me checking the Hinton Nordic Centre website, which resulted in me looking at the ski trail conditions (a text table), which made me want a map showing groomed trails, which prompted me to build one (here).

The map shows:

  1. Grooming history (symbolized by days since last groomed) – currently I’m the only one keeping this data, stored in a Google Fusion Table, current. If you’d like to be able to edit the table, let me know and I’ll set you up with a password.
  2. Trail difficulty (from here)
  3. Dog friendly trails (from here)
  4. Optional nordic centre overlay map

There is also a Twitter feed, showing tweets containing the hashtag #hintonnordiccentre. I seriously hope people will tweet the current temperature from the trails, since there can be a drastic difference between the nordic centre and town.

Like any of my other Nordic Centre maps, this is entirely my own personal project (i.e. not made by the Hinton Nordic Centre), not to be confused with an official Hinton Nordic Centre project, and hopefully I’m not stepping on any toes with this (especially the groomers, you’re amazing human beings).

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2 thoughts on “Hinton Nordic Centre Map Hub

  1. Jan Vassbotn

    Hey Darren, I was thinking of making a new map for HNC, I had no idea you were working on this stuff – its great! I was thinking that having side profiles for the trails would be nice. It would allow people to see how much elevation changes there are… how much climbing they might have to do. I’ve done this for another club and people seemed to like it. Give it some thought; I can help.

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    1. dkwiens Post author

      Hey Jan,

      Thanks – this really was a spur of the moment bored-on-the-weekend type thing (i.e. not asked by HNC). If you’re working on something more official, I’d be happy to help. And, yes, elevation profiles are definitely doable.

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