Each map shows lifts, pistes, terrain parks, restaurants and refuges, roads, parking and ski schools. “SnowRanger comes on a memory card that you just slide into your GPS and you’re ready to go,” said mountain Dynamics CEO Marcus 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.”
However, the price of these maps sounds a bit too expensive for the average consumer: €234 for the entire Alps, €88 for one country or €40 for a few resorts… In comparison, Mountain Dynamics sells its U.S. maps of 75 resorts for $74.95.