Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: Washington – Martin Volken


Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: Washington by Martin Volken & the Guides of Pro Guiding Service

This comprehensive and all-new guidebook features 80 routes throughout the state (plus a bonus tour in Canada) that showcase what the Cascades and Olympics have to offer. From winter powder to spring corn, from traverses in the Olympics and Pickets to the glaciers of volcanic Rainier and Adams, and from accessible day trips to more challenging multiday expeditions, these are the very best backcountry routes available to skiers and boarders alike:

  • Every Route researched, skied, and board-tested by expert guides Detailed route descriptions, maps, and aerial photos
  • Varied selection of day trips, overnights, and multiday traverses
  • Skill, fitness, and commitment levels for every tour
  • “At-a-Glance” chart to make route selection easy
  • Introduction by legendary Northwest skier Lowell Skoog

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Ski and snowboard adventures can be found year-round when you know where to look – start here! – Only Mountaineers Books offers guidebooks for backcountry ski routes in Washington, and this is the newest and best available – Backcountry skiing is one of the fastest growing winter sports – Written by the authors of the bestselling instructional text on the sport, Backcountry Skiing Washington’s Cascades, Olympics, and Mount Rainier are prime destinations for backcountry ski and snowboard adventure. And no one is better qualified to write this guidebook than Martin Volken and his team at Pro Guiding Service, based in the Cascade foothills.The all-new guidebook includes 80 routes throughout the state – plus one in British Columbia! – ideal for intermediate to expert skiers or snowboarders. It features routes ranging from accessible day trips suitable for relative beginners to more challenging multi-day traverses. It’s a guide to the very best routes available to skiers and boarders throughout the state. Each route includes the following elements: – Starting elevation and high point – Elevation gain and loss – Route distance – Time required – Recommended skill and fitness levels – Best season to ski – Maps and permits info – Driving directions, from nearest major town or junction – Detailed route description – Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: Washington also includes an introduction by legendary Northwest skier Lowell Skoog.

349 pages

ISBN: 9781594856563


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