Mountain Dynamics launches SnowRanger™ Europe 2008/09 with 430 Alpine Ski Resorts
SnowRanger North America 2008/09 expands to 75 resorts
Tucson Arizona, November 7th 2008: Mountain Dynamics Inc., the world's leading developer of GPS maps and services for winter sports, has announced that its SnowRanger GPS ski resort trail maps series has been extended to the Alps. In partnership with Navionics S.p.A., SnowRanger Europe allows a skier or snowboarder to put detailed piste maps of 430 top resorts in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland onto his or her Garmin® or Magellan® handheld GPS.
"The large linked ski complexes of the Alps have been crying out for GPS navigation. The Trois Vallées area alone, for example, is larger than all the ski areas of Colorado and Utah combined," said Marcus Needham, President and CEO of Mountain Dynamics. "Take a wrong turn in the Portes du Soleil and you could find yourself in Switzerland instead of France!"
SnowRanger maps are compatible with almost all current and recent Garmin and Magellan GPS models, including Garmin's hit nüvi® personal navigators and their breakthrough Oregon touchscreen handheld.
"SnowRanger comes on a memory card that you just slide into your GPS and you're ready to go," continues Mr. Needham. "A GPS offers the rugged weather protection and long battery life that you need for a winter sports accessory, has no monthly or annual service fees, and does not rely on being able to see a cellular phone tower or other network. If you're lost in a blizzard above Chamonix you want the confidence of knowing you can see exactly where you are on the map."
Mountain Dynamics has also announced that its SnowRanger North America series has been expanded to 75 maps with the addition of 11 new resorts in the USA and Canada. This is SnowRanger North America's fourth season, and the new areas join a comprehensive roster of North America's top ski resorts, including such world-renowned destinations as Vail, Whistler Blackcomb, Aspen, and Jackson Hole.
SnowRanger Europe and North America are available immediately for worldwide delivery from www.mountaindynamics.com.
About Mountain Dynamics
Mountain Dynamics Inc. is the leading developer of digital GPS trail maps for ski resorts. It publishes maps for Magellan® and Garmin® handheld GPSes under the SnowRanger brand, and licenses its resort mapping data to its development partners for other platforms. Mountain Dynamics is a Garmin Authorized Partner and also publishes GPS snowmobile maps of North America under the SledGPS brand.
Mountain Dynamics Inc. is not affiliated with some of the ski resorts mentioned herein.
Garmin is a registered trademark of Garmin Ltd.
Magellan is a registered trademark of Magellan Navigation, Inc.
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