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Powder Ghost Towns: Epic Backcountry Runs in Colorado's Lost Ski Resorts

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Pros: Explict instructions on how to access these areas without intruding on provate property, great background of the history of the locations.

Cons: 36 ski areas are presented. There are many others out there that would be useful!

I'm a big fan of skiing history, and the book is a great read in understanding what resort skiing was like in past generations.

 

Skiing old resorts is a good way to get acquainted with backcountry travel, as in most (BUT NOT ALL) cases, old ski areas have slopes mellow enough to eliminate most of the avalanche risk, yet cleared of tight trees.

 

The book is very helpful with access, explaining exactly what is and is not on private property, and how to access it without intruding.  Most of the areas chosen are chosen for the quality BC experience, which means some more well-known areas are skipped over for some smaller hills that have better snow/terrain/access/fun.

 

Its really a great book for people looking to graduate into easy backcountry (but please take classes and carry avalanche equipment), and get a good dose of ski history to boot.

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Powder Ghost Towns: Epic Backcountry Runs in Colorado's Lost Ski Resorts
Description:

In its heyday, Colorado had more than 175 ski areas operating on the slopes of the Rocky Mountains, and while many of those resorts have shut down, their runs still shelter secret stashes of snow. Pristine slopes await backcountry powder hounds out to discover these chutes and steeps, bunny hills and bumps. Chronicling the history of more than 35 of these "lost resorts," Powder Ghost Towns provides the beta for how to ski and board these classic runs today, with comprehensive information on trailheads, where to skin up, and the best descents. Coverage ranges from southern Wyoming's Medicine Bow Mountains to the Colorado-New Mexico border, including famous old resorts like Hidden Valley in Rocky Mountain National Park.

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LabelWilderness Press
List Price$15.95
ManufacturerWilderness Press
Product GroupBook
Product Type NameABIS_BOOK
PublisherWilderness Press
StudioWilderness Press
TitlePowder Ghost Towns: Epic Backcountry Runs in Colorado's Lost Ski Resorts
EAN9780899974668
AuthorPeter Bronski
ISBN089997466X
LanguagesEnglish
Number Of Pages244
Publication Date2008-11-15
Dewey Decimal Number917
Edition1
Number Of Items1
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