Vail Resorts ends printed trail maps at all its locations

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Very true, but it’s likely also part of the zero waste initiative.
I’d like to see tyvek maps sold.

Many younger kids love trail maps. It’s a whole world in their pocket. A phone is not the same. Some who barely speak or have issues will spend an entire break looking at them.

The number of dropped phones under the lift will go up.
Exactly. Never thought of that.
 

cantunamunch

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Very true, but it’s likely also part of the zero waste initiative.
I’d like to see tyvek maps sold.

Forget Tyvek. This is the stuff you want

Notice the grades that are already prepared for home inkjet or home laser use.
 

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We all tell our kids to put the phone away and....
Now we have them outside, doing an activity and now they need to use their phone to find the way. I dont have kids skiing with me anymore, so not an issue for us. We do like our maps though. If it was on syn paper like @cantunamunch mentioned, Id buy a couple.
 

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Couple years ago I saw someone laughing about a couple tourists at Vail arguing about where they were looking at their trail map and trying to figure out the next place to go. They were looking at a Breckenridge map. I don't think the witness told them.. just skied away chuckling..
 

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I was trying to remember the last time I actually pulled a trail map out to look at it while skiing.
I tend to look for the big trail map at the top of the lift and get some perspective of where I am.
And I've never found the phone apps to be very useful, in part because I can't see without my reading glasses and in part because it often takes time to load the map.


I think the last time I got a trail map was to take it back to a ski house at the end fo the day to talk over where we were going to ski the next day.
This. Those of us who need readers just look at the big maps. Ditto for using phone apps. Agree that trail maps are more for planning, and a colorful souvenir of where I've enjoyed sking. And boot shims for kids!
 

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Skiing with family is good. Then one day the kids will blow pass you and leave you in the dust. A very proud and very sad moment at the same time.
Revy is fun. Lots of decent terrain. Good snow.

Look me up if you hit Taos. I am usually there more often than not.
Thx, but it won't be this year. This year is Steamboat/summit county, Banff/Kicking Horse/Revy, and the SLC four. At least the kids aren't giving me ski tips yet. That will be the salt in the wounds. That low impact mogul technique sounds good. I'll have to study the video. Appreciate it.
 
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Couple years ago I saw someone laughing about a couple tourists at Vail arguing about where they were looking at their trail map and trying to figure out the next place to go. They were looking at a Breckenridge map. I don't think the witness told them.. just skied away chuckling..
I hope you helped out.
 

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Forget Tyvek. This is the stuff you want

Notice the grades that are already prepared for home inkjet or home laser use.
Thanks for the info. I do some artwork that requires printing and this material may be an interesting product for me.
 
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