So stoked to see that Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes Washington, is available for pre-order now. Those in the area can join the authors, Martin Volken and the guides of Pro Guiding Service for the book release party on Tues., Feb. 11, 2014 at the Mountaineers, 7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle. This all new guide book includes 80 of the best routes in Washington (plus one in British Columbia). The routes range from accessible day trips suitable for relative beginners to more challenging multiday traverses. This guide book is a must have for anyone looking to ski or ride the best of Washington’s backcountry. 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.
Martin Volken, owner of Pro Guiding Service and UIAGM certified Swiss Mountain Guide, also wrote the definitive book on Backcountry Skiing Snoqualmie Pass and co-authored the classic Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring And Ski Mountaineering. Add those to your library too. In addition, be sure to check out Pro Guiding Service’s wide range of ski touring courses and trips – one of our favs, Intro to Ski Touring starts tomorrow. Watch our video from the class and sign up now. Live to ski another day.