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Backcountry Skiing in Utah

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Backcountry Skiing in Utah, by Tyson Bradley. Pub. Date: 09/01/2003 Edition: Second edition Binding: Paperback Page Count: 288 Trim Size: 6 x 9 ISBN: 0-7627-2821-3 Publisher: Falcon Imprint: Falcon

Home to the greatest snow on Earth, Utah offers some of the best terrain and easiest access to backcountry skiing in the United States. Jump into the couloirs, cruise the pristine open slopes, and ski through the glades that can only be found outside ski area boundaries. Backcountry ski guide, avalanche-safety instructor, and author Tyson Bradley describes sixty-five tours with hundreds of descents from the Wasatch Range to the remote Tushar, Abajo, and Henry Mountains. Trip planning, avalanches, and route finding techniques are all covered. Inside you'll find: information on length, vertical relief, difficulty of each tour; the best time of the year to ski different routes; the essential equipment needed for alpine touring, telemarking, and snowboarding; detailed topographic maps. Backcountry Skiing Utah is an indispensable resource for planning safe day trips and extended ski tours in the mountains of the Beehive State.