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

A Far White Country - NW Skiing History Project

A Far White Country – NW Skiing History Project

  We received word from Lowell Skoog that he has completed another chapter of his on-line history of Northwest skiing. Here is the scoop from Lowell: "A Far White Country" My previous chapter ("The Ski Climbers") dealt with events between about 1928 and 1948.  In this chapter, I’ve jumped back to the beginning, roughly the years between 1890 and 1920. … Read More

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Written in Snows - Lowell Skoog Northwest Skiing History Project

Written in the Snows – Northwest Skiing History

Lowell Skoog, Northwest ski mountaineer and dedicated ski historian, has just published the first chapter in his ongoing Northwest skiing history project, Written in the Snows, on-line. Here is what he has to say about the project:    

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Beyond the Mountain by Steve House

Beyond the Mountain

The December issue of Off-Piste mag featured a review of Beyond the Mountain  by Steve House. Looking for some spring reading, check it out. Steve house is one of the world’s premier alpine climbers. He has set a high standard for style and achievement in the mountains. His approach to the mountains centers on a low impact, self-reliant alpine style… Read More

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Ski Related Book Reviews

Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain – Bruce Tremper 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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