Navigate the slopes with Garmin®

Garmin®, the global leader in satellite navigation*, is pleased to announce two new skiing GPS navigators. The DakotaTM 20 and OregonTM 450 ski editions come with Mountain Dynamics SnowRanger ski resort maps for Europe or North America. Not only do they help you find your way around easily, they tell you how far, how fast and how high you go.

If you’ve ever stood at the top of a slope and wondered what combination of runs and lifts would take you back to your chalet or exactly how to find your friends on the other side of the mountain, the Dakota or Oregon ski editions can help.  SnowRanger maps give you turn-by-turn directions telling you which lifts and slopes to take to get to your destination. Ticket offices, parking, snow parks, restaurants and ski schools are all marked on the map.

“My Garmin tells me everything from max speed to vertical metres skied and is a great way of recording my whole day's skiing” says Olympic skier, Graham Bell. “With ski resort maps I can plan my day on an unfamiliar mountain and I know I will never get lost even in white-out conditions.”

The SnowRanger ski resort maps contain more than 420 resorts for Europe in the Alps and Pyrenees, and over 100 resorts for North America, including top Canadian resorts such as Whistler Blackcomb.

The Garmin Dakota 20 and Oregon 450 have tough sunlight-readable displays so you can see them in the glare of the snow. They’re durable and waterproof – so you don’t have to worry too much when you’re burning down the slopes.  TO find out more information on these rugged handhelds please visit

Both have a built-in 3-axis electronic compass, which shows where you're heading even when you’re standing still, without holding them level. And a barometric altimeter tracks changes in pressure to pinpoint your precise altitude. When you’ve finished on the slopes you can review, relive and replay your runs at the free worldwide online community, or visit

*According to Canalys report for sat nav sales made in 2009

About Mountain Dynamics
Mountain Dynamics Inc. is the leading developer of digital GPS trail maps for ski resorts, and is a Garmin Authorized Partner.

About Garmin
The global leader in satellite navigation, Garmin Ltd. and its subsidiaries have designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications since 1989 – most of which are enabled by GPS technology.  Garmin’s products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information visit Garmin's media centre at Garmin is a registered trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.  All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

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