Skiing and Winter Sports
Backcountry Skiing Utah
A Guide to the State's Best Ski Tours
3rd Edition Paperback ISBN: 0762787546
Guides the reader 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.
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
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.
Adventures Out in the Cold
Hardcover ISBN: 389955678x
From dog sledding to ice fishing to waterfall climbing to bandy, countless possibilities await beyond the crowded ski slope and traditional winter activities. Create the winter wonderland that you desire and crave. 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. This volume explores the brisk side of nature’s beauty and the adventures that await when the mercury drops.
Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast
50 Classic Ski Tours in New England and New York
Paperback ISBN: 1934028142
From the author of the “Bible of Eastern Backcountry Skiing” comes the most up-to-date resource for exploring the backcountry ski trails of the Northeast. This book features 50 trips through New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, New York, and Massachusetts, including extensive coverage of Tuckerman Ravine, the Catamount Trail, Jackrabbit Trail, the historic Thunderbolt Ski Trail, as well as backcountry huts and lodge-to-lodge skiing in Maine’s 100-Mile Wilderness. You’ll learn how to prepare for your adventure with helpful references on when to go, what to bring, and must-have backcountry safety skills. Each trip is complete with a description, distance, elevation, topographic map, difficulty rating, directions, and other tools to help plan your adventure. Whether you’re a seasoned Nordic or telemark skier looking for a new challenge, or a resort skier ready to take on the backcountry, this book will help you expertly navigate the Northeast in winter.
The Val James Story
Hardcover ISBN: 1770412018
The first black American in the NHL tells his story Val James became the first African American player in the NHL when he took to the ice with the Buffalo Sabres in 1982, and in 1987 he became the first black player of any nationality to skate for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Born in central Florida, James grew up on Long Island and received his first pair of skates for his 13th birthday. At 16, James left home to play in Canada, where he was the only black person in junior and, often, in the whole town. While popular for his tough play and winning personality, the teenager faced racist taunts at opposing arenas, and the prejudice continued at all levels of the game. In his two NHL stints, James defined himself as a smart team player and opponent, known for his pugilistic skills. Black Ice is the untold story of a trail-blazing athlete who endured and overcame discrimination to realize his dreams and become an inspiration for future generations.
Blades Of Glory
The True Story Of A Young Team Bred To Win
Paperback ISBN: 1402200471
"By high school, the pressure mounted along with the stakes. The Jaguars knew they were expected to beat the lower-ranked teams. When you're No. 1, that means everybody..." Under the watchful eye of pro scouts and the weight of massive expectations, seventeen young men rank No. 1 in the country. In the tradition of Buzz Bissinger's classic Friday Night Lights, Blades of Glory follows these talented athletes, their coaches, their parents and their fans, offering a captivating glimpse into an elite program and the triumphs and tragedies of real life. *** "The fervor with which Minnesotans celebrate hockey raises issues about sport and society that transcend Minnesota and reach into communities across the country, wherever kids play and parents cheer them to victory." -from the Introduction For a championship team like the Bloomington Jefferson Jaguars, hockey is religion and failing to win is a sin. This is a place where kids dream of playing for the state championship from the time they can pick up a stick, and parents plan their entire social calendar around the season. John Rosengren was given unlimited, season-long access to every harsh reality and euphoric high these teammates experienced during one full season at the top. Amid the turmoil, politics and pain, Blades of Glory draws into sharp focus the challenges of divorce, teen suicide and performance-enhancing drugs to examine what it ultimately means to win. Though Blades of Glory follows one hockey team, this story could be set in any gym, rink or field where students train and compete, coaches holler and parents scream from the stands. This is a story of high drama and emotion; intense and poignant, it is what happens to boys with championship dreams...
My Story in Pictures
Hardcover ISBN: 0735236186
Through words and never-before-seen photographs, the hockey legend describes his life, delving behind the statistics, trophies, and championships to paint a portrait, not only of a teammate, but also of a son, brother, husband, and father.
The Boys Of Winter
The Untold Story Of A Coach, A Dream, And The 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team
Paperback ISBN: 1400047668
On the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Lake Placid Olympics, an award-winning sportswriter looks back at what has been called the greatest moment of twentieth-century sports history, the victory of the U.S. hockey team over the Soviet Union, assessing the meaning of the triumph in terms of the events of the time and the paths of the players and coaches on both sides since 1980. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.