Jackson Hole: On a Grand Scale

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #12 in Downhill Ski Books


Pros: Heavy on resort history, nice sidebar on Doug Coombs

Cons: Not one mention of Bob Peters

This book by David Gonzales attempts to cover Jackson Hole ski resort history, culture, and all the little quirks that make JH such a cool place to be.  There are chapters on summer activities, backcountry, racing, the patrol, and the Air Force, among others.  Most of the information is still valid 13 years after it's publication in 2001.  I bought this before attending a Steep and Deep Camp in 2002, seeking more information on JHMR.  This is before the internet really got cranked up with sites like Epicski and TGR.  I enjoyed the book, and it's a nice coffee table style book, heavy on pictures and quite large in size.

Jackson Hole: On a Grand Scale

Jackson Hole features the greatest vertical drop of any ski resort in the United States, and has extremely varied terrain. The Wyoming resort boasts such famous runs as Corbet's Couloir, Rendezvous Bowl, and the Hobacks. Yet there has never been a book about Jackson Hole -- until now. David Gonzales tells the whole story, past and present, of this daunting but irresistible mountain. He covers the geography, geology, and history of the area, and devotes a full chapter to its development by pioneer Paul McCollister. Chapters feature Olympic medalist Pepi Stiegler, who ran the ski school for decades; the famous Jackson Hole Ski Patrol; and superstars of the sport like Tommy Moe, Doug Coombs, and Rob Kingswill. The book is illustrated with spectacular photos by two top skiing photographers.

LabelMountain Sports Press
List Price$49.95
ManufacturerMountain Sports Press
Product GroupBook
Product Type NameABIS_BOOK
PublisherMountain Sports Press
StudioMountain Sports Press
TitleJackson Hole: On a Grand Scale
AuthorDavid Gonzales
Number Of Pages180
Publication Date2001-11-09
Dewey Decimal Number796
Number Of Items1
CreatorBob Woodall
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC