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Your Guide To Backcountry Skiing Guidebooks

Get The Beta You Need To Explore The Backcountry With These Backcountry Skiing Guidebooks

Backcountry Skiing Guidebooks

A Collection Of Random Guidebooks

Heading on a powder chasing road trip? Exploring new backcountry zones? Want the beta on the greatest ski mountaineering lines? You need to pick up a backcountry skiing guidebook.

Backcountry skiing guidebooks are valuable resources for any skier or rider who likes to earn their turns. Images, maps, descriptions, stats, and local knowledge can help to maximize your enjoyment of the backcountry. Pick up a guidebook and go exploring. You’ll be able to find a lifetime of mountain adventures. A guidebook is a smart investment anytime you head into a new zone.

Below you’ll find a big list of backcountry skiing guidebooks from around the world. Some may be out of print. Others are brand new. One or two haven’t even been released yet. All of these books are backcountry skiing specific. There is plenty of beta on great lines in other types of guide books too, but this list is a fantastic starting point for figuring out where to set your next skin track.

Here is list of backcountry skiing guidebooks sorted by state:

Alaska

Canada

California

  • Backcountry Skiing California’s Eastern Sierra – Nat Greenberg and Dan Mingori – View on Amazon.com
  • Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding Lake Tahoe – Brandyn Roth – View on Amazon.com 
  • 50 Classic Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Summits In California: Mount Shasta To Mount Whitney – Paul Richins Jr. –View on Amazon.com
  • Backcountry Skiing California’s High Sierra – John Moynier – View on Amazon.com 
  • Ski Touring In California – David Beck – View on Amazon.com
  • Ski Tours In The Sierra Nevada: Lake Tahoe – Marcus Libkind – View on Amazon.com
  • Ski Tours In The Sierra Nevada: East of the Sierra – Marcus Libkind – View on Amazon.com
  • Ski Tours In The Sierra Nevada: Carson Pass, Bear Valley, and Pinecrest – Marcus Libkind – View on Amazon.com
  • Ski Tours In The Sierra Nevada: Yosemite, Huntington and Shaver Lakes, Kings Canyon and Sequoia – Marcus Libkind – View on Amazon.com

Colorado

  • Backcountry Skiing and Ski Mountaineering In Rocky Mountain National Park – Mark Kelly – View on Amazon.com
  • Dawson’s Guide To Colorado Backcountry Skiing, Volume 1 – Lou Dawson – View on Amazon.com
  • Climbing and Skiing Colorado’s Mountains: 50 Select Ski Descents – Ben Conners and Brian Miller – View on Amazon.com
  • Crested Butte Off-Piste Atlas – Andy Sovick – View on OffPisteAtlas.com
  • Indian Peak Descents: Ski Mountaineering & Snowboarding in Colorado’s Indian Peaks – Ron Haddad – View on Amazon.com
  • Silverton Off-Piste Ski Atlas – Andy Sovick –  View on OffPisteAtlas.com
  • Making Turns In Colorado’s Front Range Volume 1: South Of Interstate 70 – Fritz Sperry –  View on Amazon.com
  • Making Turns In Colorado’s Front Range Volume 2: North Of Interstate 70 And Indian Peaks – Fritz Sperry – View On Amazon
  • Making Turns In The Tenmile-Mosquito Range: A Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Guidebook – Fritz Sperry –  View on Amazon.com
  • Ski The 14ers – Chris Davenport –  View on Amazon.com
  • Colorado Hut To Hut Volume 1 – Brian Litz –  View on Amazon.com
  • Colorado Hut To Hut Volume 2 – Brian Litz –  View on Amazon.com
  • Skiing Colorado’s Backcountry: Northern Mountains – Trails and Tours – Brian Litz and Kurt Lankford –  View on Amazon.com
  • Backcountry Skiing Berthoud Pass – Jordan Lipp – View on Amazon.com

Idaho

Montana

Northeast

  • Best Backcountry Skiing In The Northeast – David Goodman – View on Amazon.com
  • Backcountry Skiing Adventures: Maine and New Hampshire – David Goodman – View on Amazon.com
  • Backcountry Skiing Adventures: Vermont and New York – David Goodman – View on Amazon.com

Oregon

  • Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Routes: Oregon – Chris Van Tilburg – View on Amazon.com
  • Backcountry Ski! Oregon: Classic Descents For Skiers & Snowboarders, Including Southwest Washington – Christopher Van Tilburg – View on Amazon.com
  • Oregon Descents A Backcountry Ski Guide To The Southern Cascades – David Waag – View on Amazon.com

Utah

Washington

Wyoming

Multiple Locations In North America

Alps

  • Alpine Ski Mountaineering Western Alps: Volume 1 – Bill O’Connor – View On Amazon.com
  • Alpine Ski Mountaineering Central and Eastern Alps Volume 2 – Bill O’Connor – View On Amazon.com
  • Haute Route Chamonix-Zermatt: Guide For Skiers and Mountain Walkers – Peter Cliff – View on Amazon.com

New Zealand

This is a big list of backcountry skiing guidebooks, but it’s far from complete. Skiers are always publishing new guidebooks and it’s likely we’ve missed a few too. Please tell us about additional backcountry skiing guidebooks in the comments below and we’ll be sure to add them. Thanks!