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    Alley-side Pickup: 10am - 7pm

    3038 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN
    612-822-4611

Open Daily: 10am - 10pm | Alley-side Pickup: 10am - 7pm
3038 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN
612-822-4611
Written in the Snows: Across Time on Skis in the Pacific Northwest

Written in the Snows: Across Time on Skis in the Pacific Northwest

Skoog, Lowell

Paperback

FictionRegional: Pacific NorthwestSkiing

Publisher Price: $29.95

ISBN10: 1680512900
ISBN13: 9781680512908
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
Published: Sep 20 2021
Pages: 336
Weight: 1.33
Height: 0.83 Width: 7.28 Depth: 9.00
Language: English
  • Century of Northwest wilderness skiing stories by noted expert
  • 150 black-and-white and color photographs
  • Celebrates the friluftsliv, or open-air living spirit, of backcountry skiing
In Written in the Snows, renowned local skiing historian Lowell Skoog presents a definitive and visually rich history of the past century of Northwest ski culture, from stirring and colorful stories of wilderness exploration to the evolution of gear and technique. He traces the development of skiing in Washington from the late 1800s to the present, covering the beginnings of ski resorts and competitions, the importance of wild places in the Olympic and Cascade mountains (including Oregon's Mount Hood), and the friluftsliv, or open-air living spirit, of backcountry skiing.

Skoog addresses how skiing has been shaped by larger social trends, including immigration, the Great Depression, war, economic growth, conservation, and the media. In turn, Northwest skiers have affected their region in ways that transcend the sport, producing local legends like Milnor Roberts, Olga Bolstad, Hans Otto Giese, Bill Maxwell, and more. While weaving his own impressions and experiences into the larger history, Skoog shows that skiing is far more than mere sport or recreation.

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