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.
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Home to the greatest snow on Earth, Utah offers some of the best terrain and easiest access to backcountry skiing in the United States. Here are the couloirs, the pristine open slopes, and the tree skiing that can only be found outside ski area boundaries.Backcountry ski guide, avalanche-safety instructor, and author Tyson Bradley supplies information on sixty-five tours with hundreds of descents across Utah, from the Wasatch Mountains just outside Salt Lake City to the remote Tushar Mountains. Trip planning, avalanches, and technique are all covered. Inside you'll find: easy-to-use statistics for tour length, vertical relief, and the level of required fitness; the best time of the year to ski different routes; a trip-rating system to aid in planning; the essential equipment needed for alpine touring, telemarking, and snowboarding; maps, elevation profiles, and photos. (6 x 9, 288 pages, b&w photos, maps, elevation profiles)
Tyson Bradley (Salt Lake City, Utah) is a nationally recognized extreme and backcountry skier. He writes a regular skiing column for Sports Guide, and has published articles in the American Alpine Journal, Rock & Ice, and other magazines.
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Book Description FalconGuides, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110762710675