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Product Details

  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics (August 20, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0880116501
  • ISBN-13: 978-0880116503
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,306,778 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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""""How do you get started skiing the backcountry? As your first step, study Backcountry Skier. It cuts to the core of the sport and does a terrific job of teaching the basics as well."""Louis DawsonAuthor, Wild SnowContributing Editor, Couloir """This book is packed with information that I've never seen inside a cover before. It's a superb book-or rather, encyclopedia-for the lay backcountry skier."""John WatermanAuthor, Surviving Denali "

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""How do you get started skiing the backcountry? As your first step, study Backcountry Skier. It cuts to the core of the sport and does a terrific job of teaching the basics as well.""
Louis Dawson
Author, Wild Snow
Contributing Editor, Couloir

""This book is packed with information that I've never seen inside a cover before. It's a superb book-or rather, encyclopedia-for the lay backcountry skier.""
John Waterman
Author, Surviving Denali

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Jean's knowledge of the outdoors that is deeply rooted in over 30 years of guiding. Additionally, he has studied his outdoor passion: alpine ski touring at the doctorate level earning his EdD in Exercise Physiology from the University of Northern Colorado. His ground breaking research in Alpine Ski Touring was supported by the Wilderness Medical Society and the Charles S. Houston Grant and predated the present craze in alpine ski touring by 20 years. He has skied all over the world but has pioneered significant ski routes here in the US. His 170 mile route from Winter Park to Crested Butte is the longest alpine ski tour completed in the US. He is currently writing a guide book to the 70 mile Colorado High Route that he has designed that will link up several ski resorts from Vail to Winter Park Colorado. This is America's Haute Route. He has published over 40 articles on backcountry topics that have appeared in Ski, Outside, Powder Magazines and on line. He is a guide and writer based in Boulder, Colorado. He has written two books on backcountry skiing. His third book "The Handbook of Alpine Ski Touring" is due out in 2014.

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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By E. Roede on January 9, 2007
Format: Paperback
The book did not offer me a lot of new knowledge, but it is a very nice - readible and very practical - summary of most of the most relevant aspects of backcountry skiing. Very useful for reviving the essentials before going into the backcountry again this winter.

And of course there are some useful 'little' things that are new in comparison to other publications.
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