SnowRanger Ski Resort Maps for Garmin® and Magellan® GPS
|September Newsletter from Mountain Dynamics|
|This is the latest news from Mountain Dynamics on our growing family of SnowRanger GPS ski resort maps and web services. |
As I cleaned up after my Labor Day barbeque and pondered my list of things to get done before the 2006/07 ski season begins I realized with a shock (and a thrill) that there were only two and half months to Thanksgiving! And, as of today, Loveland ski area's countdown to the start of snowmaking is at just ten and half DAYS! That's based on last year's start date, but Loveland and Arapahoe Basin have a friendly rivalry each year to be the first US resort to open, and usually manage to hit it in mid to late October.
The big news for our SnowRanger GPS ski resort maps this season is the addition of support for Magellan GPSes, alongside our current Garmin support. We're an official MapSend partner of Magellan Navigation Inc., and will be offering SnowRanger for their popular eXplorist series.
- SnowRanger Resorts
In terms of resorts, our biggest new addition this year is the biggest of them all (in North America): Whistler Blackcomb. With 8171 acres and 5280' of vertical drop this world-renowned destination will be hosting the next Winter Olympics in 2010. This will be added to our Northwest/Montana set, which also will be gaining Alyeska, Mt Baker, and Summit-at-Snoqualmie, while our Utah/Wyoming set will gain Grand Targhee.
Our four Garmin map sets (these two plus California/Nevada and Colorado/New Mexico) are available immediately for $29.95, and anyone buying a set now will get any new additions, together with comprehensive map revisions (new lifts and trails, etc.) at no additional charge as soon as they are released. Magellan maps will be available in November.
Our business continues to grow as GPS-related technologies flourish, and we're in negotiations with several companies who want to license our resort map data to make it available on some very exciting new handheld devices. We're also busy adding a host of new features to our website, and they'll be more news on that next month.
Now to get my new skis--gotta love those off-season clearance sales--adjusted and waxed!
Mountain Dynamics Inc. is not affiliated with some of the ski resorts mentioned herein.
SnowRanger and SnowRanger Uplink are trademarks of Mountain Dynamics Inc.
Garmin is a registered trademark of Garmin Ltd.
Magellan is a registered trademark of Magellan Navigation, Inc.