New for the 2018-19 season, Vail Mountain tasked VistaMap to convert the existing trail map into a fun and friendly map, specifically for kid's and families.
Vail Mountain has a variety of Adventure Zones and Family Learning Zones that provide unique and fun features to build confidence and challenge kid's skiing and riding abilities through exploration.
VistaMap simplified the map, updated colors, textures and fonts and created custom icons to key guests to the locations and descriptions of the Adventure Zones and Family Learning Zones.
This WAS a fun project!
Prior to starting VistaMap, I worked a few years for the North American division of an Austrian company creating and maintaining trail maps for resorts across the U.S. The final product of these maps were individually hand painted, based on pencil renderings.
I've recently come across a few of these renderings I produced, the first I will share is of Telluride done in 1992. Complete with the paint splatter from production of the large maps.