The Mountaineers Books

100 Classic Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes in Washington

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Washington backcountry skiers know the name Rainer Burgdorfer. The Northwest's backcountry skiing guru and author of the popular but long out-of-print Backcountry Skiing in Washington's Cascades, has created this entirely new guidebook to include the best, most challenging descents in Washington.

With more than 100 routes and tours for intermediate to advanced alpine and Nordic skiers and snowboarders, Burgdorfer's guide is the definitive reference for the Cascade region. Each trip description details the best times to go. including year-round opportunities, access, starting elevation and high point, tour length and time, maps, level and type of skill required, and permit information. Special sections cover avalanche conditions, snow survival, environmental considerations, weather, equipment, and techniques. A seasonal cross-reference table helps readers select tours by season.

  • Challenging routes for intermediate and advanced backcountry skiers and snowboarders
  • Completely revised and rewritten by the region's expert
  • Includes day trips and best seasonal tours
  • Illustrated with 80 photos and 80 maps