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March Newsletter from Mountain Dynamics
It's been a very warm March in most of the West, but fresh snow has fallen in Park City, Whistler, and Telluride, and is in the forecast for Vail and many other areas today. There might only be a month or so of skiing left this year, but with the special offers below you can be sure to get the most out of your SnowRanger GPS ski resort maps all NEXT season too.

*** 20% off SnowRanger for Garmin® and Free 2007/08 Upgrade

GPS ski resort map downloads are now 20%-off through the end of the season. That's $6.00 off the normal $29.95 price for a Colorado/New Mexico, California/Nevada, Utah/Wyoming, or Northwest/Montana regional set, when downloaded from our website.

Just click 'Buy Map Set Now...' by the you'd like to buy, and enter the Offer Code ES98428 during the checkout.

Buyers of these sets will also get free upgrades to the 2007/08 versions of them in November when the updates are posted, including any further updates during the season. Each year we make sure the maps contain the latest changes to each resort, and upgrades are normally $9.95 per set each season.

SnowRanger for Magellan® continues to be available from the Magellan website, and upgrade policies have not been determined as yet.

*** Big Screen GPSes: the Magellan CrossoverGPS and the Garmin nüvi

Garmin and Magellan are introducing more and more "personal navigation devices" (PNDs) such as the nüvi and the CrossoverGPS. These PNDs feature large color screens and preloaded street maps with extensive "points of interest," and work well in or out of the car. Both series also work great with SnowRanger, and when the snow is gone they make great travel companions throughout the year.

The nüvis are available in a variety of sizes and models, but all feature a large bright color touch-sensitive screen and an SD card slot into which you can slide a SnowRanger map set. The nüvis are not waterproof or rated for use in low temperatures, so you'll want to keep yours in an inside pocket when you're skiing or snowboarding.

The CrossoverGPS is a little bulkier than the nüvis, but is waterproof and much more tolerant of the cold. A SnowRanger user recently spent a week skiing at Big Sky with a CrossoverGPS and liked the big bright screen, and found the 8 hour rated battery life to be realistic. The "Sport Guard" that it comes with-basically a rubber band around the edge of the unit-did not add much protection, but the unit was fairly rugged.

*** Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Updates

We've added one new FAQ this month:
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