We all stand on the shoulders of those before us.  Learn from pioneers and experience travelers so you avoid costly mistakes and maximize your enjoyment.  This is our growing library of books and maps related to backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering.

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Chuting Gallery
Also known as the Wasatch Steep Skiing Bible, the Chuting Gallery by Andrew McLean is a must have resource for aspiring and accomplished adventurers. The author’s irreverent wit will guide you through the gnarliest terrain in the Wasatch Mountain, predominantly around the Salt Lake area. Bring some fitness, avalanche training, and requisite gear to enjoy the best that the Wasatch h..
$16.95
Backcountry Skiing - Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering
If you like skiing or mountaineering and you like books that also have to do with skiing and mountaineering, this should be on your must read list. Packed with over 200 photos, detailed instruction, and diagrams this book will help you understand everything about everything that has to do with skiing in the backcountry. ..
$21.95
Alpine Ski Touring Book
Molly Absolon has done just about everything that's cool in life. She’s one of those people you aspire to be when you grow up. Luckily for us, she wasn’t just enjoying the outdoors for herself: she is an avid environmental educator, a retired NOLS instructor, and author. Basic Illustrated Alpine Ski Touring covers all the ski touring basics and can be an excellent refresher for v..
$16.95
Allen and Mike's Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book
NOLS Instructors Allen O'Bannon and Mike Clelland set out to create a really cool way to teach folks about backcountry skiing, winter camping, and safe winter travel. Nailed it! The effort resulted in Allen and Mike's Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book which is jam packed with information, tips, and comical illustrations. This book is a fun read for any backcountry enthusiast or n..
$14.95
Mountaineering - The Freedom of the Hills
Referred to by many as "The Bible of Mountaineering," this all-time bestselling guide written by over 40 climbing instructors is the preferred reference when you can't ask Siri how to properly self-arrest on a glacier...
$29.95 $19.95
Avalanche Essentials
Avalanche Essentials, a snow safety guide written by Bruce Temper, breaks down the technical science of avalanches in concise and easy to understand terms without watering down the technical aspects. Supplement or refresh your avy training with this book. ..
$15.95
Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain
This detailed safety guide, written by the former Director of the Utah Avalanche Center, Bruce Temple, is a must for anyone that spends time out-of-bounds. Complete with a staggering 180 photos and diagrams, this book is not a replacement for an Avy Safety Course, but should be used by everyone to supplement their knowledge of safe travel in dangerous terrain. ..
$19.95
Glacier Travel & Crevasse Rescue
Glacier travel can be a very fun and rewarding way to spend your time. However, glacier travel and a lack of education should never go hand in hand. Not designed to be a replacement for any safety courses, but instead a supplement for your knowledge, this book is a wonderful refresher for any questions you may have about getting something out of the deep end of the crevasse. ..
$19.95
Backcountry Skiing Utah
Backcountry Skiing Utah: A Guide to the State’s Best Ski Tours offers a delicious taste of each mind-blowing, jaw-dropping zone in Utah. Each zone has enough terrain to make you rethink your life commitments. The best of the best from Logan’s section of the Wasatch all the way down to the Henry mountains which the locals are trying to keep for themselves. SLC-based guide Tyson Bra..
$24.95
Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes - Colorado
If Colorado snow is labeled as gold, this is the ultimate treasure map. The duo of Brittany and Frank Konsella have more big mountain, racing, and mountaineering experience than most people have experience eating. They both have skied all of Colorado’s 14,000ft peaks and fistfuls of other mountains from the top of the state to the bottom. This book has 102 backcountry routes with d..
$21.95
Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes - California
I don’t always go skiing in California, but if I did I would trust Jeremy Benson to tell me where to go. As a sponsored backcountry skier and avid outdoor enthusiast/author he knows the state better than I know my back yard. Whether you are a backcountry amateur or an experienced veteran, this book has it all with 99 routes to serve any craving...
$21.95
Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes - Washington
Martin Volken, is an IFMGA certified mountain guide and AMGA skimo program examiner from Switzerland, so high altitude snow sports pretty much flow through his blood. Because of his oxygen-rich Swiss mountain blood, it was an eventuality that he would write the comprehensive backcountry guide for his current home state of Washington. Martin expertly breaks down 80 different routes ..
$24.95
Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes - Utah
99 researched, clearly marked, broken down routes are organized and laid out for your enjoyment in Jared Hargrave's comprehensive guide of Utah's backcountry. Whether you are a thoroughbred local or on your first ski trip to the "Beehive State," this book is full of classic ski and board options...
$21.95
Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes - Oregon
It's no surprise that when Christopher Van Tilburg, MD, decided to write a book about skiing in his home state he went above and beyond to create his finest work yet. With 95 highly detailed, skied (and boarded, if you're into that), and researched routes extending throughout Oregon, Southern Washington, and Northern California, this book is sure to give you enough terrain options ..
$19.95
Climbing and Skiing Colorado's Mountains
Climbing and Skiing Colorado’s Mountains is a detailed guide book about Colorado written by native Ben Conners and transplant Brian Miller. The impressively detailed list highlights 50 of Colorado’s legendary ski descents. It also includes info on suggested gear, detailed pictures, local beta, and topographical maps throughout the book. Whether you are from Colorado or from a diffe..
$27.95
Making Turns in Colorado's Front Range - Volume 1
If making turns in Colorado’s front range sounds like a tick list project for you, then it’s easy to guess which book would be good to read. You guessed it. Making Turns in Colorado’s Front Range is all about doing exactly that. Volume 1 of this series includes everything South of I-70, which encompasses areas like Loveland Pass, Arapahoe Basin, Summit County, and much more. Detail..
$31.95
Making Turns in Colorado's Front Range - Volume 2
Fritz Sperry’s Making Turns in Colorado’s Front Range is quickly becoming one of our favorite guide books. Published with an excessive amount of detail, this book does everything for you except for ski. Volume 2 includes 109 of the best routes north of Interstate 70 in Summit, Clear Creek, Boulder, Gilpin, and Grand Counties. Aspect, GPS coordinates, corn timer, elevation details, ..
$34.95
Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast
The Western United States seems to get all the attention within the skiing community but maybe that’s just because New Englanders like it that way to keep the yokels away. Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast is the guide book for ski touring of all kinds in the Northeast. Whether you free your heel or keep it locked, prefer skins or fish-scales, enjoy plastic or metal edges, ..
$19.95
Glacier Mountaineering - An Illustrated Guide
Andy Tyson is a seasoned NOLS Instructor, guide for Alpine Ascents International, and a veteran Exum Mountain Guide. Needless to say, Andy has years of high mountain experience. Mike Clelland is a NOLS instructor and the life-breath of this wonderful book. The two of them got together to write Glacier Mountaineering which is an intelligent guide to safe-travel on glaciers with a un..
$19.95
Alpine Climbing - Techniques to Take You Higher
Written by Mark Houston and Kathy Cosley, both of which are UIAGM/IFMGA licensed guides, this book covers everything from the basic alpine environment to proper hazard assessment tools. Learn more about how to make educated decisions and operate safely in the mountains. ..
$21.95
Rock Climbing Anchors - A Comprehensive Guide
The complete guide to the construction, placement, and anatomy of a climbing anchor. Loaded with pictures and diagrams of good examples, bad examples, neat tricks, and all sorts of info to make you an expert on climbing anchors. Just add experience. ..
$19.95
Manual for Skimo Racing
This well-written skimo guide contains everything you need to know to get started racing. Even veterans of the sport will pick up some helpful tips. Written by Skintrack.com’s Stano Faban and Eric Carter who combined have many years of experience racing in World Cup and other ISMF races. Click here to order the eBook directly from the authors...
$39.00
Tracking the Wild Coomba
The life of Doug Coombs, the legendary steep-skiing pioneer, is told through the eyes of Robert Cocuzzo in this epic biography. Complete with words like fall line, beacon, Napoleon complex, and a breakdown of avalanche science, this book is sure to intrigue anyone interested in learning about the life of one of the greats. ..
$18.95
Mountain Responder
After helping with the rescue of a volunteer during the 2016 Powder Keg, Steve Achelis has logged almost 400 rescues in the mountains. Luckily that one was successful and Emily was survived her slide down Clayton peak. Not all have been as successful, and you will learn about the differences in Steve’s book Mountain Responder. Mr. Achelis (creator of the Wasatch Backcountry Skiing ..
$16.95
Altitude Illness - Prevention & Treatment
A board-certified emergency physician's guide to staying safe and healthy at altitude. This updated second edition guide includes the latest and greatest information about everything from preparing for your first high altitude adventure to different types of high altitude drugs and symptoms of high altitude sickness. ..
$8.95
Avalanche Pocket Guide
The Avalanche Pocket Guide is a fold-out field reference pamphlet that's been nicely laminated and has a fancy built in inclinometer. A perfect gift for anyone that spends time outside in the winter. ..
$8.95
Crevasse Rescue Pocket Guide
Don't head to the glacier without it. The Crevasse Rescue Pocket Guide is something all climbers, hikers, mountaineers, mountain goats, skiers, and anyone that travels on snow should have memorized. ..
$8.95
Wasatch Backcountry Skiing Map
The best skiing map of the Wasatch mountains. Virtually all the named chutes, bowls, peaks, and fun. Printed on waterproof paper. All proceeds from the sale of this map are donated to the Utah Avalanche Center. ..
$12.95
3D Tri-Canyon Atlas
A 3D map of the three main canyons above Salt Lake City, the Tri-Canyon map is the best way to visualize the opportunities for fun. The books come with a pair of 3D glasses that make the Wasatch come alive. Really cool limited edition map...
$19.95
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