SnowRanger Ski Resort Maps for Garmin® and Magellan® GPS
|February Newsletter from Mountain Dynamics|
|Fresh snow has been falling in Tahoe, Colorado, Whistler, and many other areas. With two months-plus of fun left at most resorts, it’s not too late to pick up a copy of our SnowRanger ski resort maps for Garmin® and Magellan® GPSes and get the most out of each day’s lift ticket.|
*** SnowRanger for Magellan
As we reported last month, SnowRanger maps are now available for Magellan eXplorist GPSes. After a couple of delays, one being for us to upgrade our website to allow the native Magellan LOG track file format to be uploaded, Magellan formally announced the product with a press release last week.
Magellan LOG track files may be uploaded at the end of each day to track your skiing/snowboarding here.
A very exciting development is that the maps also work on Magellan’s new CrossoverGPS series. The CrossoverGPS 2500T is a large screen GPS that comes preloaded with both street and topographic maps, and is also waterproof and rated for operation down to 15F (-10C). Load it up with SnowRanger maps, some tunes for its built-in MP3 music player, and take it skiing/snowboarding, then put it back in the car and let it guide you to your hotel with spoken turn-by-turn directions and even an optional real time traffic update receiver!
As we mentioned last month SnowRanger maps are also now compatible with the similar Garmin nüvi® series of multi-function ‘personal navigation devices.’
The second in our series of Skiocaching™ events took place at Kirkwood on Jan 20th, and was well attended, and with a lot of people stopping by our table at Expedition Kirkwood to ask about the SnowRanger maps. Skiocaching is an on-mountain GPS treasure hunt that adds an extra challenge and fun to your day.
The third and final event of the season is coming up in two weeks at Kirkwood on March 3rd. We’ll also be presenting a GPS information class the evening before as part of Kirkwood’s Backcountry Festival that weekend.
Bring your GPS, have some fun, and try to win an eXplorist 500LE from Magellan preloaded with SnowRanger maps! Kirkwood also has GPS rentals available from the Expedition Kirkwood office in the village.
*** Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Updates
We’ve added a couple of new ‘frequently asked questions’ to our FAQ page in Customer Support. The first one relates to using SnowRanger maps on a GPS when you have loaded both SnowRanger and Garmin MapSource® street maps on it. The other relates to an occasional error when downloading maps to Garmin models with a serial (RS-232) PC connection instead of the newer USB connection.
*** Get paid to spread the word about SnowRanger
As a small company, word-of-mouth is key part of our advertising strategy, and in recognition of that we have a referral program to reward our customers. When someone buys a $29.95 SnowRanger for Garmin map set from www.mountaindynamics.com and enters your username as the referrer, we’ll credit $5.00 to your account for use in a future purchase from the site! So each time you recommend SnowRanger to a friend you’ll be getting $5.00 off your next purchase of a set. And you can get as many referral credits as you want—refer six buyers and you’ll have enough credit to get a whole set for free! Just tell them to enter your username where it says “Referred By” when they are paying for the map.
Enjoy that fresh snow!
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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.