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Mountain culture books about skiing, climbing and mountains reviewed by Off-Piste Mag – guide books, fiction, non-fiction

Deep Powder and Steep Rock - the life of mountain guide hans gmoser

Deep Powder and Steep Rock

A couple weeks ago I posted a piece about Bugaboo Dreams, a book about the evolution of the heli-ski industry and Hans Gmoser’s role in it. A blog reader turned me on to a new book focused on Gmoser’s life and mountain accomplishments by Chic Scott called, Deep Powder and Steep Rock. The book arrived this week and looks great…. Read More

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Bugaboo Dreams A Story of Skiers, Helicopters & Mountains

Bugaboo Dreams A Story of Skiers, Helicopters and Mountains

I just finished reading Bugaboo Dreams A Story of Skiers, Helicopters & Mountains by Topher Donahue. The book is full of the history mountain adventure that surround Hans Gmoser, a pioneering mountaineer and skier who pushed the limits of skiing and climbing in the Canadian Rockies and beyond, as well as having started the world’s first heli-skiing operation in the… Read More

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Ski the 14ers by Chris Davenport

Ski the 14ers Book – Chris Davenport

Ski the 14ers Book – Chris Davenport The ski related press releases just keep coming across my desk these days. The latest is information on a new book about skiing Colorado’s 14ers. Aspen based skier, Chris Davenport pulled off the impressive feat of skiing all 54 of Colorado’sĀ fourteen thousand foot peaks in one year last season. Lou Dawson skied them… Read More

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Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain – Bruce TremperĀ One the best avalanche safety books available. It has the science, it has the human element. If you are looking to expand your vision in the world of avalanche science, this is the book. Powder Pioneers – Award winning book on Canadian ski history by Chic Scott. From the roots of skiing in… Read More

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