Backcountry Skiing provides technical instruction to master challenging terrain
Tips on sorting out complicated gear choices, how to be prepared in the backcountry, and evaluating snow conditions, with an emphasis on making good choices."
Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering by Martin Volken, Scott Schell, Margaret Wheeler; published by The Mountaineers Books
Published in 2007 by The Mountaineers Books
This impressive volume covers every aspect of current techniques for skiing in the backcountry-- the open terrain and slopes untouched by groomers. The authors are widely experienced guides and ski touring outfitters. As a reference for gear, safety, and expertise, Backcountry Skiing covers all the details. For skiers wanting to develop a higher level of skill, the book focuses on advanced techniques. Finally, the sections on tour planning and safety make this imperative reading for anyone taking on responsibility for a ski trip.
A wealth of photos illustrate the gear, maneuver, and techniques. To provide a sense of how encyclopedic Backcountry Skiing is, these and many more topics are covered in detail:
Decision making in avalanche terrain
Other related books from The Mountaineers Books include:
- The Avalanche Handbook, 3rd edition
- Wild Snow: A Historical Guide to North American Ski Mountaineering
- Winter Hiking and Camping: Managing Cold for Comfort and Safety
- 50 Classic Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Summits in California
- 100 Classic Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes in Washington
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