On-the-spot decision making with lightweight, compact, and durable guide books! Beacon Guidebooks is offering up easy-to-digest beta on backcountry terrain in Colorado and Washington. Regional maps accompany aerial photographs and GPS Coordinates designed to provide you pertinent information while keeping wisdom and safety in mind. No guidebook will obviate the need for an avalanche safety course, but these help beginner and expert skiers quickly find the goods with sensible routes. Add these atlases to your tool belt for smart planning for your next backcountry ski adventure. As always, be sure to communicate well with your partners share the avalanche terrain tips stored within the pages. Be safe!
Crested Butte – The Chamonix of Colorado! Explore the backcountry of CB, tucked into a cul-de-sac of Colorado wilderness, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.
Uphill and Light Tours - Combining a variety of easier backcountry routes with information on uphill ski-resort options. Written by local legend Lou Dawson.
Silverton - This atlas offers the full spectrum of terrain and difficulty-level from novice to extreme and everything in between along the San Juan Mountain Range.
Berthoud Pass – Offers insight into glade skiing, deep powder bowls, and steep couloirs with quick access from Highway 40 for endless discovery of the Colorado's Front Range.
Snoqualmie Pass - Tour on either side of the pass from in everything from 60-degree chutes to playful glades and multi-day routes. Perfect for adventurers of every level and the dawn patrollers in Seattle.
Crystal Mountain - Endless acres of terrain in a quiet, end-of-the-road location. Get the scoop on how to access and ski this amazing area.
Mt. Baker - A 7,500 vertical foot volcano overlooking Canada and the North Cascades that has it all. Expansive glaciers, bowls, and technical couloirs…plenty of options with this atlas.