The Ski Guide Manual: Advanced Techniques for the Backcountry (Manuals) (Paperback)
Backcountry/off-piste skiing is the fastest growing segment of the snow-sports industry, faster than resort skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, or Nordic skiing. Yet it's been more than 10 years since anyone published an updated, high-end backcountry ski guide. With The Ski Guide Manual, the authors have combined decades of experience guiding and have developed a successful system of travel and risk management in the winter environment. The collective work of thousands of mountain guides have proven how to have the most fun and find the best snow, all which reducing risk of avalanche, cold, crevasses, and optimize group dynamics. The authors have relationships with the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) as well as Avalanche Canada, and both groups are open to promoting the books through their courses. AIARE puts more than 10,000 students through its programs in a year, and Avalanche Canada between 3,000-5,000. The American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) will also endorse the book, as they did for The Mountain Guide Manual.
About the Author
Rob Coppolillo was among the first 100 Americans to earn international certification in mountain guiding. He co-authored The Mountain Guide Manual and has published hundreds of magazine articles in Climbing, Skiing, and Elevation Outdoors. Rob guides throughout North America and Europe, on skis, on rock, and in the high mountains. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.