I love heading up to Tahoe in the winter to go snowboarding, especially when there is good snow in the form of lots of fresh powder! Unfortunately, good snow for snowboarding often means bad road conditions, and making the decision to chance the weather or stay home can be tough without a good source of information. So I was delighted to find this great map of snow conditions in Tahoe that the Reno Gazette Journal put together during the heavy snow storms in Tahoe over the past several days. I was even more delighted to see the editors at the Journal use two recent Google Maps features by embedding the map in one article and inviting people to collaborate with them on the map in a second article.

So if you're thinking of going skiing or snowboarding this winter, search user created content on Google Maps for maps like this, or consider creating your own map of winter conditions if you don't find one in your area. And above all, drive safely, and have fun in all that great snow!