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Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes Washington

January 7, 2014 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781594856563
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Description

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 multiday 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.

About this Author

Martin Volken is the owner of Pro Ski Service and Pro Guiding Service and is an IFMGA -certified Swiss Mountain Guide. In addition, Volken is an instructor/examiner for the AMGA ski mountaineering program and a gear designer for top brands of skis and outdoor clothing. He is also the co-author of the best-selling Backcountry Skiing (see page 48), which is the primary reference for many wilderness ski and snowboard courses. Born and raised in the Swiss Alps, Martin now lives with his family in North Bend, Washington.

ISBN: 9781594856563
Format: Trade paperback
Series: Backcountry Ski & Snowboard
Pages: 352
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
Published: 2014-01-07

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