Summer is officially over and we’re ready to get outside in the upcoming season with a custom winter-themed map. Built on top of Mapbox Outdoors, this map has a few changes to help people as they head for the slopes.

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Thickened lines and bolder colors emphasize slopes, lifts, and trails. To increase the legibility of topographical features important to riders, such as mountain peaks, I developed a new snowy, winterized color palette for hillshade and land use features. Building data has also been subtly darkened to help articulate the relationship between the towns that lie at the base of many winter sports destinations.

The map retains all of the key features and functionality of Mapbox Outdoors, such as labeled contours and slope difficulties, and the global coverage allows the mapping of international destinations like Italy’s Cortina d’Ampezzo.

Mapbox Studio Classic allows anyone to design custom maps, plus we have open sourced this style on GitHub. Use the coupon TRYMAPBOXSTUDIO to sign up and play with this style – among many others – and create your own.