New Weatherproof Fabric Maps Will Help Guide You
Press Friendly version: SplashMaps Piste Maps
Navigating the slopes all day AND finding your way back again, hassle-free, just got easier. A new weatherproof, scrunchable, washable fabric map you can stuff in a pocket (or tie around your neck) is coming to an Alpine piste near you.
Fabric? Well, fabric maps are the most reliable, practical form of map – no need for batteries, signal or folding and they’re happy being dropped – even in slush! So, they’ll be replacing easily wrecked paper maps, awkward laminated maps and unreliable GPS at popular destinations this season.
Anyone travelling to the Alps and Europe’s most popular ski region, the Three Valleys, can be first to try the new virtually indestructible SplashMaps. They’re weatherproof, breathable fabric map of the area, featuring all the runs, lifts, stations, towns, mountains and terrain you need for a great time on the piste.
SplashMaps’ MD, David Overton (the ‘affable entrepreneur’ from Dragon’s Den) explains, “We love making fabric maps for walkers, cyclists and other outdoor enthusiasts – even for expeditions and disaster recovery services – and get great feedback too. So, when we wanted to include winter sports fans, it seemed obvious to ask our customers where they liked to ski, and basically, they chose Three Valleys as our first piste map location for us. Now we can’t wait to hear what they think.”
SplashMaps piste maps (size 75x 40 cm) are available here on the SplashMaps website, costing £22.50 each or, if you’re going as a group, you could buy four for the price of three. ‘Toob’ piste maps, printed on elasticated fabric that can be worn around the neck and head are also planned. Further information about award-winning SplashMaps is available at www.splash-maps.com.