Intermap Technologies Brings the Terrain of the Whistler-Blackcomb Ski Resort to iPhone Owners with AccuTerra App

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10 Feb, 2010

Whistler-Blackcomb available in 2D and 3D; plus 75 additional U.S. ski resort maps available on AccuTerra by Intermap

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Denver — Intermap Technologies, the foremost global digital mapping and geospatial solutions company, today announced the availability of 76 ski resort maps for its AccuTerra iPhone App, including a special application for Whistler-Blackcomb ski resort. The application allows consumers to see where events are taking place, locate lifts, view trails by difficulty, find lodging, and check weather forecasts. AccuTerra for Whistler-Blackcomb is available in 2D and 3D giving 2010 event spectators all the features of a paper trail map in the palm of their hands.

Building upon the success of AccuTerra GPS for the iPhone, which brings outdoor enthusiasts a detailed view of their topographic surroundings for hiking and walking adventures, AccuTerra is growing its library of applications by adding snow sport terrain. As visitors make their way to Whistler-Blackcomb and home viewers watch events unfold, AccuTerra allows them to navigate the upcoming events by displaying detailed, high resolution images of the ski trails and surrounding area used during the competition. 

Created with the same accuracy, map detail, and social aspects of the award winning AccuTerra GPS, the Whistler-Blackcomb app lets visitors use the full functionality of the topographic map, while toggling between Google Maps for on-road data — essentially creating an all-in-one mapping app for the 2010 events. Similar to all AccuTerra iPhone applications, the snow sport terrain apps allow users to create personal tours and record and share outdoor experiences through photos and videos. In essence, create an interactive personal journal. 

"As spectators and home viewers watch the winter events, the AccuTerra application serves as another way to participate in the experience with the most detailed terrain images available of the Whistler-Blackcomb area," says Michael Bullock, vice president, Intermap Consumer Electronics. "The AccuTerra experience goes beyond the 17 day event as people come to visit Whistler year after year and can use the map to ski the same trails they watched on TV."

In addition to the Whistler—Blackcomb map, AccuTerra is now offering ski resort maps and bundles covering over 76 ski areas. Resort map downloads range from $1.99 to $5.99 and are available for resorts across the country, such as; Northern Colorado (15 resorts), Lake Tahoe Area (10 resorts), Northwest (8 resorts), Northeast (5 resorts), Northern Rockies (6 resorts), Southwest (8 resorts), Southern California (5 resorts), Utah (10 resorts), and Vermont (9 resorts). 

"We have taken the foundation of the AccuTerra GPS application and extended it to provide the same experience for the snow sport enthusiast," said Kevin Thomas, vice president of marketing, Intermap. "By adding weather features and 3D terrain to the snow sport applications, we are incorporating specific features that will appeal to the outdoor enthusiast who spends most of his or her time looking for fresh powder."

The AccuTerra GPS App is available in the App Store on iPhones or at blackcomb/id341186947?mt=8. Using the in-app purchasing feature, users can access the GPS map store to download map data bundled in a variety of packages; state bundles, state and national park bundles, and special interest areas across the country. Map bundle prices range from $.99 to $5.99 and are automatically integrated with neighboring areas as additional bundles are purchased. 

Ski resorts available in the AccuTerra datastore are; Alpine Meadows, Alta, Arapahoe Basin, Arizona Snowbowl, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Bear Mountain, Bear Valley, Beaver Creek, Big Sky, Boreal, Breckenridge, Bretton Woods, Brighton, Buttermilk, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Crystal Mountain, Deer Valley, Durango Mountain, Grand Targhee, Heavenly, Homewood, Jackson Hole, Jay Peak, Keystone, Killington, Kirkwood, Loon Mountain, Loveland, Mad River Glen, Mammoth, Monarch, Moonlight Basin, Mt Bachelor, Mt Baker, Mt Hood Meadows, Mt Hood Skibowl, Mt Snow, Mt. Rose, Northstar at Tahoe, Okemo, Park City Mountain, Powder Mountain, Powderhorn, Sierra at Tahoe, Sierra Summit, Ski Santa Fe, Smugglers' Notch, Snow Summit, Snowbasin, Snowbird, Snowmass, Solitude, Squaw Valley USA, Steamboat, Stevens Pass, Stowe, Stratton, Sugar Bowl, Sugarbush, Sugarloaf/USA, Summit at Snoqualmie, Sun Valley, Sundance, Sunday River, Sunrise Park, Taos, Telluride, The Canyons, Timberline Lodge, Vail, Whiteface, Whitefish (Big Mountain), Winter Park, and Wolf Creek.

About Intermap Technologies

Intermap (TSX: IMP.TO) is a preeminent digital mapping and geospatial solutions company that has set the industry standard for creating uniform high-resolution 3D digital models of the earth's surface. The Company has proactively remapped entire countries and built uniform national databases, called NEXTMap®, consisting of elevation data and geometric images of unprecedented accuracy. Demand for NEXTMap data is growing as new commercial applications emerge within the GIS, engineering, automotive, GPS maps, insurance risk assessment, oil and gas, hydrology, environmental planning, wireless communications, transportation, aviation, and 3D visualization markets. 

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Intermap has offices in Calgary, Detroit, Jakarta, London, Munich, Ottawa, Paris, Prague, and Washington D.C. For more information, visit, or  

NEXTMap® and AccuTerra® are registered trademarks of Intermap Technologies Corporation. Other companies and products mentioned herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective trademark owners.

Kevin Thomas
Vice President, Marketing