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Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast: 50 Classic Ski Tours in New England and New York (English Edition)
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Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast: 50 Classic Ski Tours in New England and New York (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

David Goodman

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Twenty years after his first guidebook became a cult classic among Eastern powder skiers and garnered two national awards, David Goodman has expanded and completely updated his “bible of Eastern backcountry skiing” for a new generation of -adventurers. This is the comprehensive guide to 50 classic backcountry ski tours in New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, New York, and Massachusetts, which range from day trips to hut-to-hut ski adventures. Learn about what gear to bring, the essential backcountry skills that you will need, and fascinating ski history. Whether you are a seasoned cross-country or telemark skier looking for a new challenge, or a downhill skier or snowboarder ready to explore the backcountry, this book will lead you to the best powder in the Northeast.

Inside You’ll Find:
• Description, distance, elevation, difficulty rating, and topographic map for each tour
• The only comprehensive guide to skiing and snowboarding in -Tucker-man Ravine
• Information on avalanche awareness, gear, safety, and first aid
• Legendary classics such as the Teardrop, Thunder-bolt, Catamount, and Wildcat Valley trails
• Hut-based ski tours throughout the Northeast

Praise for Backcountry Skiing Adventures
“David Goodman has rewritten the bible. Readers benefit from the author’s meticulous nose for powder and first tracks. Goodman’s guide delivers the goods.” —Powder Magazine

About the Author
David Goodman is an award-winning writer, skier, mountaineer, and bestselling author. He has written for numerous national publications, including Outside, National Geographic Adventure, SKI, and Backcountry.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 5863 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 310 pages
  • Editeur : Appalachian Mountain Club Books (11 novembre 2011)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B0066E8UXI
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Very well done (but not quite what I was looking for) 16 février 2014
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Goodman has done an excellent job compiling some great tours and giving us historical background and anecdotes to enrich the experience. The book is very well written and just plain fun to read. HOWEVER you should read through it with the right expectations...

If you're looking for a book of ripping downhill descents in the eastern backcountry this may not be the right book (I'm not sure if that book even exists though). I've completed a few of the tours (in the ADKs) and they seem to be more xc/tele/XCD oriented. This isn't a bad thing, but if you're looking for spots to unleash your AT pow rig I don't think you'll find that here. So far everything in these tours would have been doable on a very light tele touring setup. Goodman actually does mention that gnarlier, more downhill and mountaineering oriented routes exist, but recommends that you hire a guide for that. A little disappointing for me personally, but the book is excellent for its intended purpose, and has actually made me want to work on my tele turn and my fast-and-light touring techniques.

And to those crying about how Goodman has revealed sacred backcountry gems previously only accessible to the "core" backcountry nuts, get over it. Any beginner would be completely hopeless without resources like this, especially considering how tight-lipped many locals can be about their stashes. This will get people out exploring, but rest assured these tours don't even scratch the surface of what's out there in the east. For every ADK tour listed in this book, I've heard buzz about several 'secret' backcountry routes in the high peaks that have literally no information online or in print. There is still plenty of exploration to be done as a new skier.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Informative and Fun 1 décembre 2014
Par Ullr - Publié sur
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Some great writeups in here. A lot of history is given for each tour and the directions are very clear and include maps, parking directions, etc. I wasn't expecting as many pure "tours" where the downhill aspect is secondary to the tour, but there are a good number like that. Not a bad thing, just not exactly what I was expecting. There are still plenty of tours included with some great downhill.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Awesome intro to BC skiing 12 août 2013
Par Alexander Lee - Publié sur
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Completely new to this style of skiing, but the descriptions are well written and provides lots of a information about what to look out for and all the spots to hit. Very handy book to have
5.0 étoiles sur 5 My new favorite book 27 mars 2013
Par Katelin - Publié sur
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Great writing that gets me pumped to ski. Info is concise but super helpful, I want to try every rout in here! Awesome book.
5.0 étoiles sur 5 Best Backcountry Skiing 29 août 2011
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I bought this as a gift. Good book for people who travel the northeast and wish to ski in a variety of places.
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