Whether you’re an experienced backcountry skier or intermediate snowboarder looking to ramp up your out of bounds expeditions, Brittany and Frank Konsella have the cred to guide you to the state’s special runs. Both have descended all of the state’s 14ers on skis and Brittany was the second woman to accomplish that feat.
Powder Ghost Towns: Epic Backcountry Runs in Colorado's Lost Ski ResortsWilderness Press - In its heyday, and while many of those resorts have shut down, Colorado had more than 175 ski areas operating on the slopes of the Rocky Mountains, their runs still shelter secret stashes of snow. Chronicling the history of more than 36 of these "lost resorts, where to skin up, " Powder Ghost Towns provides the beta for how to ski and board these classic runs today, with comprehensive information on trailheads, and the best descents.
Pristine slopes await backcountry powder hounds out to discover these chutes and steeps, bunny hills and bumps. Coverage ranges from southern wyoming's medicine Bow Mountains to the Colorado-New Mexico border, including famous old resorts like Hidden Valley in Rocky Mountain National Park. Used book in Good Condition.
Classic Colorado Ski DescentsColorado Mountain Club - Dr. Kedrowski, 000' peaks brings in a total of 300 different ski lines and ski descents described in detail and notated with 70 color topographic maps in this book, who brings his expert knowledge from having skied various descents on the 58 Colorado 14, and complete color photographs- a must have for any backcountry skier in Colorado! This guide covers seven major mountain ranges across the Colorado Rockies.
Jon kedrowski as he guides you to some of the best ski descents the state has to offer. Colorado Mountain Club Press. Travel around Colorado with ski mountaineer Dr. Classic colorado ski descents showcases 300 ski descents on 70 separate peak entries on Fourteeners, endless powder, Thirteeners, to tree glades, ridge lines, as well as easily accessible mountain passes and locales; with routes that range from peaks with gentle terrain, steep faces, and couloirs.
Classic Colorado Ski Descents - Each peak description includes skiable vertical, and roundtrip mileage, elevation gain, as well as easy-to-follow directions to the trailhead. Used book in Good Condition.
Staying Alive in Avalanche TerrainMountaineers Books - In staying alive in avalanche terrain, 3rd edition, acclaimed snow and avalanche expert Bruce Tremper provides easy-to-understand avalanche safety tips and skills, including the latest snow research and techniques for evaluating snowpack, as well how to rescue companions in the event of an avalanche.
The more you know about snow stability, the better your travel and rescue skills. And the sharper your decision making, the better you’ll be able to avoid avalanche danger and have more fun in the winter backcountry. Colorado Mountain Club Press. Used book in Good Condition. This edition also features a wholly new chapter in which Bruce pulls all the pieces together to create an organized, and on, step-by-step system for making decisions off, the mountain.
As rocky mountain news proclaimed, "No one who plays in the mountain snow should leave home without having studied this book. Clear, snowboarders, and engaging, staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain shares everything skiers, comprehensive, and other backcountry travelers need to know to stay safe in the mountains.
Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain - Other topics include: how to evaluate terrain and decide whether it's safe or dangeroushow avalanches workHow to test snow stabilityHow to control your exposure and lower your riskSafe travel techniquesWhat to do if you're caught in an avalancheSearch-and-rescue strategiesManaging the human factors that contribute to accidentsThis fully revised and updated third edition of Bruce's best-selling book is organized according to the structure of American Avalanche Association classes, and all topics have been updated and reviewed by peer experts.
Climbing and Skiing Colorado's Mountains: 50 Select Ski Descents Backcountry Skiing SeriesFalcon Guides - Colorado Mountain Club Press. The book provides accurate information to backcountry skiers and snowboarders, including overviews, maps, and route descriptions for each of the selected 50 descents, photos, while at the same time spurring the reader on to investigate peaks and areas outside of those featured in the book.
. Unlike other guidebooks, including many 13ers and 14ers but also some smaller, Climbing and Skiing Colorado's Mountains focus on peaks of all elevations located in all ranges throughout the state, more accessible peaks, representing a comprehensive mix of some of the best backcountry skiing Colorado has to offer.
Climbing and Skiing Colorado's Mountains: 50 Select Ski Descents Backcountry Skiing Series - Used book in Good Condition. Climbing and skiing colorado’s mountains is a select guidebook to 50 of the most classic, aesthetic, and iconic backcountry ski descents in the state of Colorado.
Uphill Skiing and Light Tours of ColoradoBeacon Guidebooks - 30 locations, aerial photos, detailed route descriptions and pertinent information make this atlas-style book an essential tool for your tour. This 66 page book is the product of Lou Dawson's exploration of Colorado's best backcountry and resort uphill offerings. Containing only moderate routes and minimal avalanche terrain, this book is a perfect diving board for those looking to explore backcountry skiing.
Used book in Good Condition. Published by a company who's mission is knowledge and safety, this guidebook is a must-have for your touring pack. Colorado Mountain Club Press.
Snow Sense: A Guide to Evaluating Snow Avalanche HazardAlaska Mountain Safety Center, Inc. - Written by the experts, snowpack, Snow Sense focuses on the critical terrain, weather, and human factors that allow avalanche accidents to happen. Snow sense avalanche book. A new edition of a best-selling classic. A must-have for anyone who works or plays in avalanche country. Colorado Mountain Club Press. Used book in Good Condition.
Snow sense is north America's leading primer on how to avoid getting caught in an avalanche.
Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering Mountaineers Outdoor Expert SeriesMountaineers Books The Mountaineers Books - Snow sense avalanche book. Martin volken and his co-authors provide skiers with all the tools and knowledge they need to safely and successfully travel in the mountains. For those skiers ready for a more technical, they draw on traditional mountaineering skills, climbing on bare rock, setting protection anchors, using ice axes, high alpine environment, including roped climbing, and more.
Colorado Mountain Club Press. Throughout this guide, a special emphasis is put on being well-informed and making good decisions-whenever you strap on your skis and skins and head out into the backcountry. Author: martin volken, Scott Schell and Margaret Wheeler. Isbn: 9781594850387. The guide features intermediate-to-advanced techniques for ski touring and ski mountaineering, from planning wilderness trips to perfecting turns in rolling terrain and mastering uphill climbing.
Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering Mountaineers Outdoor Expert Series - In addition to mastering techniques, trip planning tools, nutrition and fitness advice, a discussion of emergency situations, Backcountry Skiing also features information on recent evolutions in ski equipment; avalanche safety tips; a primer on mountain weather and glaciers, and winter camping basics.
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Staying Alive in Avalanche TerrainMountaineers Books - Author: Bruce Tremper. Click here to download the sample chapter "weather" from staying alive in avalanche terrain* Provides easy-to-follow instructions on crucial avalanche safety skills* Completely revised with all of the most recent data and techniques* Ideal for snowmobilers, snowboarders, climbers, skiers, snowshoers, hunters, hikers"No one who plays in mountain snow should leave home without having studied this book.
Rocky mountain news winter recreation in the backcountry has increased steadily over the years and so has the number of deaths and injuries caused by avalanches. Author: martin volken, Scott Schell and Margaret Wheeler. Snow sense avalanche book. The new edition of bruce tremper's seminal book is organized according to the structure of American Avalanche Association classes and all chapters have been updated and reviewed by peer experts.
Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain - Used book in Good Condition. Isbn: 9781594850844. Isbn: 9781594850387. As search and rescue teams are increasingly strapped for funding, self-education has become a larger necessity for snow-sport enthusiasts. Colorado Mountain Club Press.
Avalanche Essentials: A Step-by-Step System for Safety and SurvivalMountaineers Books - Colorado Mountain Club Press. Avalanche essentials is for everyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of avalanche awareness, decision-making aids, gear, step-by-step procedures, focusing on systems and checklists, visual terrain and weather cues, rescue techniques, and more. Avalanche essentials is intended for broader use by skiers, hikers, snowmobilers, climbers, snowboarders, and snowshoers.
This guide by renowned avalanche expert Bruce Tremper is simple, accessible, and offers just the. Snow sense avalanche book. Winter athletes dont necessarily want to be snow scientists, but playing in avalanche country does require basic knowledge of the risks in order to stay safe. The book is profusely illustrated with numerous diagrams and real-life photos.
Avalanche Essentials: A Step-by-Step System for Safety and Survival - Used book in Good Condition. This new guide by renowned avalanche expert bruce tremper is simple, and offers just the basics — an Everyman’s guide to avalanche safety that won’t overtax your average ski bums, accessible, but will keep them safe when they’re going for 12 consecutive months of powder.
Isbn: 9781594850844. Author: Bruce Tremper. A thorough index rounds things out, making the book useful for research or as a fulcrum during safety classes and seminars. Author: martin volken, Scott Schell and Margaret Wheeler.
Training for the Uphill Athlete: A Manual for Mountain Runners and Ski MountaineersPatagonia - Used book in Good Condition. Winter athletes dont necessarily want to be snow scientists, but playing in avalanche country does require basic knowledge of the risks in order to stay safe. Distance running, ski mountaineering, skimo, and skyrunning are becoming increasingly popular all over the world, and are often undertaken by the same person during a single year.
Isbn: 9781594850844. Dovetailing on the success of training for the new alpinism and Patagonia’s own emphasis on all mountain use, Training for the Uphill Athlete translates theory into methodology to allow you to write your own training plans and coach yourself to endurance goals. Colorado Mountain Club Press.
Training for the Uphill Athlete: A Manual for Mountain Runners and Ski Mountaineers - Isbn: 9781594850387. Author: Bruce Tremper. Author: martin volken, Scott Schell and Margaret Wheeler. Snow sense avalanche book. Contributions by Kilian Jornet increase the worldwide appeal of the book. The book includes the same mix of theory, and experiential essays from experts in the field, application, as well as instructional illustrations as in Training for the New Alpinism.
This book collects the scientifically backed and athlete-tested wisdom and experience of three of the best uphill athletes and coaches and extrapolates both to educate outdoor athletes of all stripes to perform their best. Steve house, along with kilian jornet, an olympic-level cross country ski coach, hands-down best endurance athlete at this time, one of the best mountaineers, ski mountaineering, present training principles for the multisport mountain athlete who regularly participates in a mix of distance running, and his coach Scott Johnston, and other endurance sports that require optimum fitness and customized strength.