Skiing and Winter Sports
The Art of Snowboarding: Kickers, Carving, Half-Pipe, and More
The Art of Snowboarding
Kickers, Carving, Half-Pipe, and More
Paperback      ISBN: 0071456880

"The premier guide to modern riding, from one of the sport's best coaches."
--Tim Windell, two-time World Cup co-champion

In The Art of Snowboarding, USSA-certified club coach Jim Smith introduces you to the most popular tricks and stunts, including kickers (jumps) and other freestyle and half-pipe techniques, and stunts on rails and wood. He gives special emphasis to proper stance and turning techniques as the basis for more advanced moves. Time-lapse photographs demonstrate every step of every trick and technique, and dozens of additional photos show you the form of some of the country's best riders.

The Avalanche Handbook, 3rd Edition
The Avalanche Handbook, 3rd Edition
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0898868092

*The text used by search and rescue professionals, ski patrol groups, and outdoor education programs

Technical yet accessible, The Avalanche Handbook, 3rd Edition, covers the formation, character, effects, and control of avalanches; rescue techniques; and research on understanding and surviving avalanches. Illustrated with nearly 200 updated illustrations, photos and examples, this updated edition offers exhaustive information on contributing weather and climate factors, snowpack analysis, the newest transceiver search techniques, and preventative and protective measures, including avalanche zoning and control.

Backcountry Avalanche Safety - 4th Edition: A Guide to Managing Avalanche Risk
Backcountry Avalanche Safety - 4th Edition
A Guide to Managing Avalanche Risk
4th Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 177160235x

Essential reading for all outdoor enthusiasts who venture into mountainous terrain where avalanches are common.

In spite of the increasing sophistication of avalanche hazard forecasting, an alarming number of people die every year in backcountry avalanche accidents. This updated edition of Backcountry Avalanche Safety contains the latest information on avalanche risk and focuses on the following vital topics:

  • Mountain Weather
  • Snow and Snowpack
  • Types of Avalanches
  • Avalanche Terrain
  • Trip Planning
  • Avalanche Gear
  • Travel in Avalanche Terrain
  • Riding Steep Slopes
  • Companion Rescue

Using colour photographs along with detailed charts, graphs and diagrams, the author clearly explains the importance of managing risk while enjoying backcountry adventure during the winter months.

Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: California
Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes
California
Paperback      ISBN: 1594858993

After some dreadful years for Sierra skiers, the snow is back and the pent-up demand to ride it is satisfied by this book From Bishop to Tahoe to Shasta, and multiple slopes in between, California has a big ski and snowboard culture and this backcountry guide describes 97 of the state's best routes. Part of our critically-acclaimed series, Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: California is written by Tahoe-based professional skier, Jeremy Benson, and covers the best of the state, featuring advanced backcountry descents with serious verticals. The northern region of the book focuses on Mount Shasta and Tahoe, while the central region includes Mammoth, Bishop, and Sierra Club hut trips, and to the south, 14ers Mount Whitney and Mount Langley and more.

Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: Colorado
Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes
Colorado
Paperback      ISBN: 1594858829


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. They know where the sweet lines are. Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: Colorado--part of the popular series--includes backcountry routes focused on the Front Range and the San Juans, with other routes in the Sawatch Range, Elk Mountains, Mosquito Range, and more.
Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering
Backcountry Skiing
Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering
Paperback      ISBN: 1594850380

* For intermediate-to-advanced backcountry skiers
* Includes trip planning, navigation, fitness, and avalanche safety information,
in addition to techniques
* Provides advice on how to make well-informed backcountry decisions

Martin Volken and his co-authors provide skiers with all the tools and knowledge they need to safely and successfully travel in the mountain backcountry. The guide features intermediate-to-advanced techniques for ski touring and ski mountaineering, from planning backcountry trips to perfecting turns in rolling terrain and mastering uphill climbing. For those skiers ready for a more technical, high alpine environment, they draw on traditional mountaineering skills, including roped climbing, setting protection anchors, using ice axes, climbing on bare rock, and more.

In addition to mastering techniques, Backcountry Skiing also features information on recent evolutions in ski equipment; avalanche safety tips; a primer on mountain weather and glaciers, trip planning tools, a discussion of emergency situations, nutrition and fitness advice, and winter camping basics.

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.

Backcountry Skiing Utah: A Guide to the State's Best Ski Tours
Backcountry Skiing Utah
A Guide to the State's Best Ski Tours
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0762787546

Utah skiers claim to have "the greatest snow on earth," and this revised and updated edition guides readers to the best backcountry ski tours in the state. Backcountry expert Tyson Bradley takes skiers from the urban backcountry of the Wasatch Front to spectacular desert destinations in Zion and Bryce, with detailed maps and information on backcountry equipment, techniques, and safety. Ski Utah

Basic Illustrated Snowshoeing
Basic Illustrated Snowshoeing
Paperback      ISBN: 0762777656

Richly photographed and information-packed tools for the novice or handy reference for the veteran, BASIC ILLUSTRATED books distill years of knowledge into affordable and visual guides. Whether you're planning a trip of thumbing for facts in the field, the BASIC ILLUSTRATED series shows you what you need to know.

A Beginner's Guide to Snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies
A Beginner's Guide to Snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1771601841
Snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies - 2nd Edition describes 100+ great routes for snowshoers of all levels - from beginners who have never snowshoed, to experienced backcountry travelers who are looking for new challenges. The 61 routes described in the first edition have been augmented with 45 new routes, including trips in the Crowsnest Pass and new treks at Lake Louise. In addition, several routes have been updated with new descriptions and better photos. Alternative, safer routes up several soon-to-be-classic ascents such as Rummel Ridge and Rawson Ridge are also a new feature of this book.

The trips extend from scenic Waterton in the far south to the breathtaking Columbia Icefield in the north section of Banff National Park. Photos, maps and detailed route descriptions are provided for each trip, as well as level of difficulty, objective hazards and additional equipment requirements.

Whether you are looking for an easy day on flat terrain amid beautiful surroundings or far-reaching and magnificent views from the summit of a picturesque mountain, you will find even more of it in the second edition of this spectacular new guidebook.
Below Zero: Adventures Out in the Cold
Below Zero
Adventures Out in the Cold
Hardcover      ISBN: 389955678x

Colder temperatures invite a variety of unique ways to interact with nature. Dog sleighs and snowshoes facilitate movement across snowy plains for everyday icy life whilst ice motocross and figure skating provide a burst of adrenaline. Whether you are looking for a vacation spot where the sun shimmers off of a glittering frozen cliff or for an athletic alternative to the conventional ski slopes, Below Zero celebrates the search for cabins instead of offices and parkas instead of suit jackets.

Through images of landscapes dusted in a powdery palette and depictions of cold weather athletics, any questions of what to do with a snow day are answered in Below Zero. Mikael Bucks' detailed and dazzling images reveal the frosty beauty of Iceland's glaciers and ice caverns. Simon Beck glides across fresh snow whilst wearing snowshoes to create snow drawings and patterns that resemble frozen crop circles. The quixotic personalities of Canadian ice fishermen's huts shine in Richard Johnson's photography. This volume explores the brisk side of nature's beauty and the adventures that await when the mercury drops.