The backcountry. It’s beautiful and tranquil, yet challenging and even dangerous. Backcountry skiing encompasses all of these attributes, giving adventure seekers the heart-stopping thrills they desire and offering skiers a new and different way to enjoy their sport. Long popular in Europe, backcountry skiing is now gaining fans on the other side of the Atlantic. And it’s no wonder. This fast-growing sport combines the best of both cross-country and Alpine skiing. What better way to commune with nature, get a great workout, and have fun! Also included are tips on trail skiing etiquette, skiing with children, backcountry photography, and hiring a guide or instructor.
Vives’ valuable advice is as essential as your compass and your first aid kit. Don’t hit the trail without reading this book!