The imagery we use is high-resolution satellite imagery, typically taken within the last 1 to 2 years, sometimes a little more to achieve the full coverage of an area. The imagery is not live and will not show you the snow coverage at the time you are viewing it. This is impractical for a number of reasons:
- Real-time satellite imagery is either very expensive or not available everywhere
- You would need a data connection to receive the data – this would be impractical today
- Clouds prevent satellites from seeing the ground and not every day has a clear sky
Our imagery typically represents the snow cover you would find in a resort during the middle of a normal season. We are not ruling out real-time feeds in the future. Satellite imagery and data connections are improving all the time whilst also reducing in cost. We are currently working on projects that will allow us to increase the resolution to 25cm imagery or even further using aerial photography.