SnowRanger Ski Resort Maps for Garmin® and Magellan® GPS
|December Newsletter from Mountain Dynamics|
|Happy Holidays from Mountain Dynamics, and welcome to the 2007/08 season! We've had a busy summer upgrading and adding maps, and working on a variety of initiatives.|
*** New Northeast and North America Sets
We started the season with both a new "Northeast" US set, and a new "North America" set that includes all 64 (and counting) US and Canadian resorts. The Northeast set, which is $29.95 like our other regional sets and has already seen great sales due to the early snowfall in New England, includes:
- Bretton Woods, NH
- Killington, VT
- Loon Mountain®, NH
- Mad River Glen, VT
- Okemo, VT
- Smugglers' Notch, VT
- Stowe, VT
- Stratton, VT
- Sugarloaf/USA, ME
- Sunday River, ME
- Whiteface, NY
The North America set costs $74.95, and is a tremendous value at just half the price of all the regional sets combined. As with all our sets, buyers of the Garmin Download version get free upgrades through the end of the season, including additional resorts.
*** Web Store Update
We've overhauled our website to make it easier to shop amongst the different versions of SnowRanger. The underlying maps do not differ, but they are now readily available from the website in the following formats:
- Garmin Download - the classic and still by far the most popular!
- Garmin microSD card - for outdoors GPSes with an "x" in the model name, such as the Vista CSx
- Garmin SD card - for nüvi personal navigators (see below)
- Garmin CD-ROM - provides the same package as the download, so generally the download makes more sense, but these do make great gifts for the skier/rider who "has everything"
- Magellan Download - this option will take you straight to the product page at Magellan's website to do the purchase and download
- Magellan SD card - a new choice, our Magellan sets are now available on SD card directly from us.
We've also updated our selection of recommended GPSes for sale. At first glance these might not seem quite as discounted as you can see these models for online, but all of them include your choice of a free SnowRanger map set, and selected models throw in the whole North America set for free! Together the bundled pricing is as good as you can find anywhere on the Internet.
Our SnowRanger Europe maps have been slightly delayed but are almost ready for release, and they are worth waiting for! A massive collection of data, with over 450 resorts across 5 countries, these will be packaged into ten "resort complex" sets (Paradiski, Espace Killy, Trois Vallees, Portes du Soleil, 4 Vallees, Via Lattea, Zermatt/Cervinia, Klosters-Davos, Evasion Mt Blanc, and Ki-West), 4 national sets (France, Italy, Austria/Germany, and Switzerland), and one, super-sized, Europe set. Produced in partnership with Magellan, expect these to be available in a few weeks on SD and for download, for their popular eXplorist, CrossoverGPS, and brand new Triton series.
*** Garmin nüvi
We are getting a fair number of questions asking whether SnowRanger works on the hit Garmin series of nüvi "personal navigation devices" (PNDs). We can report an enthusiastic "yes!" and have prepared a tech note on nüvis and SnowRanger.
We'll be using a nüvi 370 ourselves at Breckenridge next week, taking advantage of that gorgeous screen, audio driving directions, MP3 playback, and Bluetooth speakerphone.
There's a lot snowing coming this weekend in many parts of the country, so get out there and enjoy the season!
Montjoux, Mountain Dynamics Team Leader
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