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The first ever map of the alps with 636 ski resorts, informations on slope length and height and 30 marvelous mountain illustrations.
The first ever map of the alps with 636 ski resorts, informations on slope length and height and 30 marvelous mountain illustrations.
The first ever map of the alps with 636 ski resorts, informations on slope length and height and 30 marvelous mountain illustrations.
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The first map of the Alps with 636 ski resorts, information on slope length and height, and 30 marvellous mountain illustrations.

  • 7 countries
  • 25 million skiers per year
  • 636 ski resorts
  • 29,495 km of slopes
  • 30 mountains
  • One map                                                                                           

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Hi, we're Lana and Stefan. We love the Alps, design and geography. 

Stefan has been skiing his whole life. Then he moved to Hamburg, which is a port city and as flat as you can imagine. So he decided to buy a map with information about the ski resorts of the Alps for alpine moods in his apartment. But he could find none, anywhere. So we decided to design one ourselves.

We started sourcing some detailed height data. Then we inserted mountains, cities, roads borders and water. 

And then we added the ski resorts, one by one, all 636. 

We wanted to combine the design with useful information. Thankfully, Oliver and Peter from Skiresort.de allowed us to use their data. So we included the length of blue, red and black slopes, and the minimum and maximum height for each ski resort.

Languages

All the places on the map are spelt in their local language. The legend and titles are in English and German, with the main title also in French and Italian to include the majority of languages spoken in the Alps.

Mountains 

Iconic mountains like the Matterhorn, the Ortler or the Zugspitze shape our impression and geographic understanding of the Alps. Therefore, we decided to design 30 illustrations of the most marvellous mountains of the Alps. They are included sketchily in the map, but people from everywhere told us that they love the mountains so much that we also decided to offer them as high-quality prints. You can find all the mountains here: marmotamaps.tumblr.com

1 Map, four Editions

The 636 Edition

The first edition of our map. 1400 x 1000 mm.  Limited to 636 copies. Individually numbered fine prints, marked with printing date and version number.

  The Individual Edition

Your individual map. 1400 x 1000 mm. We will highlight up to five ski resorts and enter up to five new towns or cities, so you can personalize the experience of consulting the map.

The Flat Edition

Modern design is flat. We like that. So we removed all the height lines in the map. Now the map looks like a night sky with a lot of stars in it. 1400 x 1000 mm. This edition is limited to 10 copies, all hand-numbered.

The Rainbow Edition

If you have skied in Verbier, you will understand that a lot of skiers there have a certain hippie touch. To add to this spirit, we have designed the rainbow edition. Besides, we like the fact that it feels like a statement of tolerance. 1400 x 1000 mm. This edition is limited to 10 copies, all hand-numbered.

Printing Specifications

The map will be printed in high-resolution offset printing by one of the finest printers in Germany. We have looked at some proofs and are so excited to place the final order. We haven't decided on the paper yet, but it will definitely be matt paper of the finest quality that we can find. We will update you on the printing during the campaign.

Shipping specifications

We will ship the map in a 1100 x 10 x 10 mm cardboard tube. Each map will be protected by an additional layer of paper surrounding it. We will start shipping the map, which will make a perfect present, immediately after the campaign so that it is at your door before Christmas.

Each shipment will be trackable.

We have worked very hard for this map. Now we're so excited and hope you like it as much as we do. Thank you for your help.

Thank you, Iulii, Philipp, Oliver and Peter for lending your support for this project.

And a special thank you to Christopher & Caroline, who accepted that a map can sometimes be more important than eating and didn't freak out too much.

Risks and challenges

We have been in the design business for some years now and believe we have mitigated all major risks.

The challenge will be to send out the posters to you well before December 24, but we have taken steps to assure a safe and good delivery. We have found sources for packaging material and have negotiated deadlines with our printer. Besides, Stefan's brother will help us out in case we can't handle the shipping.

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    Pledge €6 or more About $7

    The small set: 6 postcards from our collection of the most marvelous mountains of the alps (the highest mountains of each countries, which are Mont Blanc, Dufourspitze, Großglockner, Zugspitze, Triglav, Grauspitz).
    You can find all the mountains here:
    marmotamaps.tumblr.com

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    One A3 prints of a mountain of your choice from our collection of 30 marvelous mountains of the alps.
    View all mountains here: marmotamaps.tumblr.com
    (We'll ask you on your choice immediately when the campaign is over.)

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    The full set: 30 postcards of the most marvelous mountains of the alps (the complete collection).
    You can find all the mountains here:
    marmotamaps.tumblr.com

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    Pledge €30 or more About $34

    Two A3 prints of a mountain of your choice from our collection of 30 marvelous mountains of the alps.
    View all mountains here: marmotamaps.tumblr.com
    (We'll ask you on your choice immediately when the campaign is over.)

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    Pledge €40 or more About $46

    Very early bird: One map from the first edition. 1400 x 1000 mm, Limited to 636 copies, hand numbered, high-resolution offset printed. At your door before Christmas.

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    Early bird: One map from the first edition.
    1400 x 1000 mm, Limited to 636 copies, hand numbered, high-resolution offset printed. At your door before Christmas.

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    One map from the first edition.
    1400 x 1000 mm, Limited to 636 copies, hand numbered, high-resolution offset printed. At your door before Christmas.

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    Two maps from the first edition.
    1400 x 1000 mm, Limited to 636 copies, hand numbered, high-resolution offset printed. At your door before Christmas.

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    Pledge €100 or more About $115

    The individual edition.
    We'll design the map to your needs. We'll highlight up to five ski resorts and add up to five additional places. Each map is individual.

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    One A3 print of a mountain of your choice. We'll illustrate the mountain based on a picture you provide or we'll search a picture together.
    The print will be delivered on special extrarough warmwhite paper.
    If you need more information on how we illustrate a mountain you might check out this video:
    https://vimeo.com/143845236

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    Pledge €200 or more About $230

    The flat edition.
    Modern design is flat. This map shows the shape of the alps without height lines. Now the alps look like the star-sprangled night sky.
    Hand signed limited edition, 10 numbered prints only.

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    The rainbow edition.
    A map for more colors in the alps and a homage to the psychedelic experience of skiing.
    Hand signed limited edition, 10 numbered prints only.

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    Pledge €220 or more About $253

    Five maps from the first edition.
    1400 x 1000 mm, Limited to 636 copies, hand numbered, high-resolution offset printed. At your door before Christmas.

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    Pledge €500 or more About $574

    The map: Nr. 1 of 636 copies from the first edition.

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    Pledge €1,500 or more About $1,722

    The ultimate week-end.
    Come to Courchevel and spend a weekend with Stefan and his crazy brothers. Explore all the hidden gems of Trois Vallées, the nicest ski resort on earth. It's gonna be an astonishing experience. You'll pay the flight and travel, we'll organize everything else.

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    Pledge €7,000 or more About $8,036

    If you own a stylish hotel or place within the alps, this is for you. We will deliver framed prints of all 30 mountains plus the map and an additional mountain designed of your choice and personally help you to style up your place and make it a truly unique location within the alps.

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