Best Cross-Country Skiing Books
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1. Stretching: 40th Anniversary Edition
Author: by Bob Anderson
Published at: Shelter Publications; Anniversary edition (October 6, 2020)
Stretching is the most popular fitness book in the world, having sold over 3 million copies in 40 years. It has been translated into 23 languages. In this new edition there are stretches for improving the bad posture attributable to cell phone usage (“tech neck), and for people using computers.
This is the book that people tell their friends about, that trainers suggest for virtually every sport and activity, and that medical professionals recommend to people just starting to get back in shape. Stretching first appeared in 1980 as a new generation of Americans became committed to running, cycling, aerobic training, and workouts in the gym all of which are commonplace now.
It features stretching routines specific to a variety of people, including sports enthusiasts, travelers, children, gardeners, and people in wheelchairs. There is a new section titled Stretches for the Digital World, with stretches for people using cell phones and/or computers, as well as tips for better posture and stretches to do in an office environment.
2. Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes Washington
Author: by Martin Volken
Published at: Mountaineers Books (January 7, 2014)
Washington’s Cascades, Olympics, and Mount Rainier are prime destinations for backcountry ski and snowboard adventure, and no one is better qualified to write this guidebook than Martin Volken and his team at Pro Guiding Service, based in the Cascade foothills.
The all-new guidebook includes 80 routes throughout the state plus one in British Columbia! Ideal for intermediate to expert skiers or snowboarders. It features routes ranging from accessible day trips suitable for relative beginners to more challenging multiday traverses. It’s a guide to the very best routes available to skiers and boarders throughout the state.
Each route includes the following elements:* Starting elevation and high point* Elevation gain and loss* Route distance* Time required* Recommended skill and fitness levels* Best season to ski* Maps and permits info* Driving directions, from nearest major town or junction* Detailed route description* Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: Washington also includes an introduction by legendary Northwest skier Lowell Skoog.
3. Brave Enough
Author: by Jessie Diggins
Published at: Univ Of Minnesota Press (March 10, 2020)
Travel with Olympic gold medalist Jessie Diggins on her compelling journey from America’s heartland to international sports history, navigating challenges and triumphs with rugged grit and a splash of glitter Pyeongchang, February 21, 2018. In the nerve-racking final seconds of the women’s team sprint freestyle race, Jessie Diggins dug deep.
Blowing past two of the best sprinters in the world, she stretched her ski boot across the finish line and lunged straight into Olympic immortality: the first ever cross-country skiing gold medal for the United States at the Winter Games.
The 26-year-old Diggins, a four-time World Championship medalist, was literally a world away from the small town of Afton, Minnesota, where she first strapped on skis. Yet, for all her history-making achievements, she had never strayed far from the scrappy 12-year-old who had insisted on portaging her own canoe through the wilderness, yelling happily under the unwieldy weight on her shoulders: Look!I’m doing it!
4. Rail-Trails Pennsylvania: The definitive guide to the state's top multiuse trails
Author: by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Published at: Wilderness Press; Illustrated edition (May 21, 2019)
Explore 72 of the best rail-trails and multiuse pathways across Pennsylvania All across the country, unused railroad corridors have been converted into public multiuse trails. Here, the experts from Rails-to-Trails Conservancy present the best of these rail-trails, as well as other multiuse pathways, in Pennsylvania.
Take a cultural journey along Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Heritage Trail, or enjoy a speedy out-and-back on the Greene River Trail. Explore Harrisburg via the Capital Area Greenbelt, or experience the countryside along the Redbank Valley Trail. You’ll appreciate the detailed maps for each trail, plus driving directions to trailheads.
Quick, at-a-glance icons indicate which activities each trail can accommodate, from biking to fishing to snowmobiling. Best of all, the succinct descriptions are written by rail-trail experts, so you know it’s information that you can rely on! Whether you’re on feet, wheels, or skis, you’ll love the variety in this collection of multiuse trailsfrom beautiful waterways and scenic areas to the hustle and bustle of the states’ urban centers!
5. Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: California
Author: by Jeremy Benson
Published at: Mountaineers Books (October 15, 2017)
After some dreadful years for Sierra skiers, the snow is back and the pent-up demand to ride it is satisfied by this book! From Bishop to Tahoe to Shasta, and multiple slopes in between, California has a big ski and snowboard culture and this backcountry guide describes 97 of the state’s best routes.
Part of our critically-acclaimed series, Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: California is written by Tahoe-based professional skier, Jeremy Benson, and covers the best of the state, featuring advanced backcountry descents with serious verticals. The northern region of the book focuses on Mount Shasta and Tahoe, while the central region includes Mammoth, Bishop, and Sierra Club hut trips, and to the south, 14ers Mount Whitney and Mount Langley and more.
6. Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering (Mountaineers Outdoor Expert)
Author: by Martin Volken
Published at: Mountaineers Books; First Edition (November 27, 2007)
For intermediate-to-advanced backcountry skiers * Includes trip planning, navigation, fitness, and avalanche safety information, in addition to techniques * Provides advice on how to make well-informed backcountry decisions Martin Volken and his co-authors provide skiers with all the tools and knowledge they need to safely and successfully travel in the mountain backcountry.
The guide features intermediate-to-advanced techniques for ski touring and ski mountaineering, from planning backcountry trips to perfecting turns in rolling terrain and mastering uphill climbing. For those skiers ready for a more technical, high alpine environment, they draw on traditional mountaineering skills, including roped climbing, setting protection anchors, using ice axes, climbing on bare rock, and more.
In addition to mastering techniques, Backcountry Skiing also features information on recent evolutions in ski equipment; avalanche safety tips; a primer on mountain weather and glaciers, trip planning tools, a discussion of emergency situations, nutrition and fitness advice, and winter camping basics.
7. Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: Colorado
Author: by Brittany Konsella
Published at: Mountaineers Books (October 11, 2017)
Whether you’re an experienced backcountry skier or intermediate snowboarder looking to ramp up your out of bounds expeditions, Brittany and Frank Konsella have the cred to guide you to the state’s special runs. Both have descended all of the state’s 14ers on skis and Brittany was the second woman to accomplish that feat.
They know where the sweet lines are. Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: Coloradopart of the popular seriesincludes backcountry routes focused on the Front Range and the San Juans, with other routes in the Sawatch Range, Elk Mountains, Mosquito Range, and more.
8. For the Love of It: The Mammoth Legacy of Roma and Dave McCoy
Author: by Robin Morning
Published at: Blue Ox Press (May 14, 2020)
For the Love of It: The Mammoth Legacy of Roma and Dave McCoy traces the lives of Roma and Dave McCoy, visionary founders of world-renowned Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, from their singular childhoods through their eventual building of the first chairlift in the Eastern Sierra.
The nostalgic narrative non-fiction book depicts California skiing in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s and illustrates the power of dedication, upbeat attitudes, and teamwork. Born in 1915 in Southern California, Dave McCoy grew up living in tent camps with his parents while his father built early California roads.
During the Depression, Dave’s family fell apart and he was sent to live with grandparents at the Wilkeson Coal & Coke Company in Washington. There he learned to fly fish, tie flies, and ski. After graduating from high school, Dave hitchhiked south and settled in Independence, a small town in California’s Eastern Sierra where he spent his time riding a Harley Davidson, fly-fishing, skiing with the Eastern Sierra Ski Club, and working for the LADWP, eventually as a hydrographer.
9. Rail-Trails New Jersey & New York: The definitive guide to the region's top multiuse trails
Author: by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Published at: Wilderness Press (May 21, 2019)
Explore 58 of the best rail-trails and multiuse pathways across two states All across the country, unused railroad corridors have been converted into public multiuse trails. Here, the experts from Rails-to-Trails Conservancy present the best of these rail-trails, as well as other multiuse pathways, in New Jersey and New York.
Explore four Hall of Fame Rail-Trails: the High Line, New York City’s famed aerial greenway, and a trio of connected rail-trailsthe Hudson Valley Rail Trail, Walkway Over the Hudson, and William R. Steinhaus Dutchess Rail Trailthat form a seamless 20-mile pathway through New York’s scenic Hudson Valley.
Learn about ambitious trail projects, like New York’s state-spanning Empire State Trail and the 800-mile Circuit Trails network in Camden and Greater Philadelphia. And discover paths that offer views of some of America’s most iconic natural treasures, such as Niagara Falls, the Great Lakes, the Atlantic Ocean coastline, the Finger Lakes, and the Catskill and Adirondack Mountains.
10. Backcountry Skiing Utah: A Guide to the State's Best Ski Tours (Backcountry Skiing Series)
Author: by Tyson Bradley
Published at: Falcon Guides; Third edition (March 5, 2015)
Utah skiers claim to have “the greatest snow on earth,” and this revised and updated edition guides readers to the best backcountry ski tours in the state. Backcountry expert Tyson Bradley takes skiers from the urban backcountry of the Wasatch Front to spectacular desert destinations in Zion and Bryce, with detailed maps and information on backcountry equipment, techniques, and safety.Ski Utah!
11. Cross-Country Skiing: Building Skills for Fun and Fitness (Mountaineers Outdoor Expert)
Author: by Steve Hindman
Published at: Mountaineers Books; 1st edition (September 14, 2005)
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE CHAPTER ON “BASIC SKI SKILLS” NOW FROM CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING(Provide us with a little information and we’ll send your download directly to your inbox)* Technique demonstrated in step-by-step photos* Special learning activities reinforce instruction * Sidebars for trouble-shooting common problems and matching technique to terrain and snow conditions* Tips for engaging the family From the first time you step into your bindings to mastering the stride, the glide, and the skate: Steve Hindman has you covered.
As a certified instructor, he’s introduced hundreds of people to the sport; he also wrote the study guide for the Professional Ski Instructors of America certification exam. Here he shares the same techniques he teaches on the snow, whether you’re setting out for a city park, looking for family fun at a groomed ski area, or heading into the backcountry to set your own track.
This comprehensive guide covers equipment and accessories, waxing for grip and glide, training and conditioning, snow camping, route finding, and avalanche awareness. It will take you from how to fall (and how to get up again), through the classic and skate skiing basics (including stance, poling principles, and downhill tactics), to effective racing technique.
12. Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper and Glacier National Parks (Travel Guide)
Author: by Lonely Planet
Published at: Lonely Planet; 4th edition (April 19, 2016)
Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Go hiking and camping in the Backcountry in Banff, mountain-biking and horseback riding in Jasper, or wildlife spotting in Glacier -all with your trusted travel companion.
Get to the heart of Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks and begin your journey now! Inside the Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks Travel Guide: User-friendly highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips – hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices, emergency information, park seasonality, hiking trail junctions, viewpoints, landscapes, elevations, distances, difficulty levels, and durations Focused on the best – hikes, drives, and cycling tours Honest reviews for all budgets – eating, sleeping, camping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, summer and winter activities, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Contextual insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience – history, geology, wildlife, and conservation Over 52 full-color trail and park maps and full-color images throughout Useful features – Travel with Children, Clothing and Equipment, and Day and Overnight Hikes Covers Banff National Park, Jasper National Park, Glacier National Park, Lake Louise, Lake Minnewanka, Bow Valley, Backcountry, Kananaskis Country, Lake O’Hara, Jasper Town, Blackfeet Indian Reservation and more The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Banff, Jasper & Glacier National Parks, our most comprehensive guide to these Canadian national parks, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled.
13. The Best Ski Touring Routes: Colorado’s Front Range
Author: by Alan Apt
Published at: Colorado Mountain Club (September 18, 2020)
A hand-picked list of the top backcountry ski trails within a two-hour drive of Fort Collins, Boulder, Denver, or Colorado Springs Features outings for everyone-from gentle trails in the trees to climbs of Colorado’s highest peaks Includes color maps and photos with detailed route descriptions Backcountry skiing is one of the fastest growing segments of outdoor recreation, and The Best Ski Touring Routes: Colorado’s Front Range connects readers with the most classic ski trails that can be day-tripped from every major Front Range city.
Whether you’re coming from Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, or Fort Collins, this guide showcases breathtaking outings right in your backyard. The routes range from beginner-friendly outings to demanding high-altitude mountaineering. Co-written by Alan Apt, author of the bestselling Snowshoe Routes: Colorado’s Front Range, this is an essential new book for anyone seeking winter fun and adventure.
It includes color topo maps and photos, information on avalanche safety, gear discussions and recommendations, and interesting sidebars.
14. 50 Classic Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Summits in California: Mount Shasta to Mount Whitney
Author: by Paul Richins Jr.
Published at: Mountaineers Books; 1st edition (October 1, 1999)
Covers backcountry routes from California’s Cascade Range to the Sierra Nevada* The most complete backcountry ski and snowboard information available in California guidebook* Paul Richins, Jr., is an expert ski mountaineer with extensive experience 50 Classic Backcountry Ski and Snowboard Summits in California offers some of the finest ski and snowboard routes in California, ranging over a 550-mile span from the Cascade Range in the north, to Mount Whitney, to the Sierra Nevada in the south.
Grouped into nine geographical regions, these summits represent the best of the best from well-known destinations to more remote areas to a sampling of the highest peaks. Historical anecdotes about each region round out the guidebook. Tours range from a half day to seven days, and while all can be completed on either snowboard or skis, the author makes specific recommendations for the best snowboard descents.
Each trip description includes a complete narrative of the ascent and descent plus information on trip highlights, trip duration, level of difficulty, mileage, elevation gain, and access. The appendix includes a list of California’s highest peaks.