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Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountain

By: Volken, M., Schell, S. & Wheeler, M.
Price: $19.95

Published by Mountaineers Books, 2007, paper with pictorial cover. Great new ski touring guide with chapters on gear, avalanche terrain, navigation, uphill movement, transitions, mountaineering techniques, downhill techniques, taking care of yourself and the mountainss, mountain environment, and rescue techniques and emergengy preparedness. 339 pages, lots of black & white photos.