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Waterproof piste map? What are your thoughts?

post #1 of 11
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Hello,

 

I printed these for chalet guests and everyone said what a great idea (although they may only being polite) but they took one and suggested I sold them.  I've printed a few and put them on eBay but I would really like some feedback on the idea.

 

My key questions.

 

1.  Would you pay a small amount of money for a waterproof piste map?

2.  If you would what ski areas do you think I should design and produce?

 

Here's the link the item https://fromcompanydirectortoskibum.wordpress.com/2016/03/13/an-idea-that-simply-makes-sense/

 

This is not an overly sales pitch but more an information gathering and testing the market exercise.

 

I really appreciate helpful (even if negative feedback).

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post #3 of 11

I put my phone in a ziplok snack bag and use that sometimes.  The touch screen still works fine through the plastic bag.

post #4 of 11
I just look at the big map usually posted on the sign at the top of the chair.

If I really want a trail map, I'll grab a free paper one. If it gets wet I'll just grab another.

20 years ago I might have bought a fancier trail map to take home with me as a souvenir, but now everything is on the internet if I want to reminisce.
post #5 of 11
If I needed a map, I might pay $1-2 for a waterproof one. The only reason I even grab a map here is to have one to help the tourists.
post #6 of 11
Unless I'm crazy or confused....these already exist.
Ed: here. http://www.thespanky.com

Oh, wait, this is spam rolleyes.gif
Wasn't paying attention
post #7 of 11

I have a microfiber map of Alta (or it might be Snowbird--I forget) my kid gave me. Although I only use it to blow my nose.

post #8 of 11

I have a microfiber map of Jackson Hole - it's in the shape of boxer shorts.

 

A waterproof map might be a good idea.  It should be good for more than one season, however.  The way things are going for many areas, the map needs updating every season.  Plus, there's adverts on the maps, so the ski area wants to get those into customer's hands.

post #9 of 11

I have the spanky thing for Sunshine Village - so, they already exist. I never use mine as a map, only to clean my goggles or glasses. I also got it as a gift, so I'm not sure if I would buy it otherwise. 

post #10 of 11

They've been around for a while. I've had the Lake Louise version for years. I use as a goggle cleaner too.

post #11 of 11
I like to print out the map from the internet around a6 size and laminate it. It's similar to looking at your phone, just better in all ways. I would pay $1 for one, but only if small as free piste maps are always too big and require unfolding and refolding every time you look
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