As of today all ViewRanger customers on Apple, Android or Symbian, will be able to use another OpenMap layer - OpenPisteMap*, just in time for this winter’s ski season and at no additional cost. The new map layer features piste & lift mapping for the majority of ski resorts in Europe, it allows customers, who ski or snowboard to see their real time GPS location on the on-screen resort maps. As with all other OpenMap layers, OpenPisteMap can be stored on the phone prior to use, so they are instantly available and there’s no need to incur data download charges whilst abroad.
All the features of ViewRanger will work on OpenPisteMap, so you can; record your track of distance covered and performance stats for après ski bragging rights, tag the location of restaurants or picnic spots, as PoI’s, so they are easy to find. And the BuddyBeacon location sharing feature will be really useful to reunite your group after someone has taken a wrong turn**.
Find out more about OpenPisteMap resort coverage at: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_Piste_Maps.
*OpenPisteMap.org © OpenStreetMap contributors, CC-BY-SA. Maps provided for reference purpose only, used at your own risk.
** Mobile data network connectivity needed to use BuddyBeacon - using mobile networks abroad will incur roaming charges, please check rates with your carrier.