Tuesday, April 22, 2014

for the serious snowboarders and skiers.

Since the weather is finally breaking in WNY and spring is here, I thought now would be the perfect time to review Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes - Washington by Martin Volken, naturally. Back in the day, backcountry skiing was all there was, and it wasn't viewed as a sport nor did it include fancy hotels, chair lifts, and bearskin rugs.

In this guide, Volken presents some of the fantastic ski touring, backcountry snowboarding, and ski mountaineering that Washington has to offer, if that is your sort of thing. He includes information on routes in National Parks and Washington State Lands, and also takes time to educate and equip readers with useful tips, like where to park, what to pack, and when to poop. After reading, you will feel confident enough to venture out on your own and complete your tour safely. Emergency exits are included.

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