We just got word of a cool new book due out in November, Fifty Classic Ski Descents. We should have a copy in time to get a full review in the December issue of the mag. In the meantime, here is the general beta:
The book is a large-format compilation of iconic and aesthetic ski descents from Alaska to Mount Washington. Created by ski mountaineers Chris Davenport, Art Burrows and Penn Newhard, Fifty Classic Ski Descents taps into the local knowledge of contributors such as Andrew McLean, Glen Plake, Lowell Skoog, Chic Scott and Ptor Spricenieks with first person descriptions of their favorite ski descents and insightful perspectives on ski mountaineering past, present and future. The book features 208 pages of gorgeous action and mountain images from many of North America¹s top photographers. Whether you are planning an expedition to Baffin Island¹s Polar Star Couloir or heading out for dawn patrol on Mount Superior, Fifty Classic Ski Descents is a visual and inspirational feast of ski mountaineering in North America.
The foreword is penned by Andrew McLean. Please see the attached pdf and image of the book as well as quotes regarding the title from Bill Briggs, Ski Pioneer and Chris Keyes, Editor Outside magazine.
A special limited edition of 200 books will be available directly from the publisher. Each Limited Edition book will be hand numbered and signed by the authors, and come in a hard bound case for collectors. If you wish to order a Limited Edition contact Chris Davenport: firstname.lastname@example.org
The book brings in many local/accomplished skiers including Hilaree O¹Neill, Lou Dawson, Jimmy Chin, Chic Scott, Pete Patterson, Kristoffer Erickson, Lowell Skoog, Mark Synnott, Greg Hill, Kevin Quinn, Eric Pehota and others.
Photographers include Christian Pondella, Will Wissman, Brad Washburn, Chris Figenshau, Keoki Flagg, Ruedi Homberger, Whit Richardson and Jonathan Selkowitz to name a few. Check out the Fifty Classic Ski Descents press release pdf here