Backcountry Skiing

Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering, 2nd Edition

  • 384 pages
  • Mountaineers Books
  • 978-1-68051-585-5
  • Feb 1, 2025

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This deeply revised and comprehensive second edition of Backcountry Skiing, by elite Swiss mountain guide Martin Volken and his coauthors, Margaret Wheeler and Scott Schell, provides skiers and boarders with foundational skills, improved techniques, and better preparation before they head into the mountains.

In addition to step-by-step guidance on mastering techniques, features include recent evolutions in ski equipment; an in-depth look at avalanche safety; a primer on mountain weather and glaciers; trip planning tools and winter camping basics; a discussion of emergencies and best practices; nutrition and fitness advice; and much more. Backcountry Skiing remains the definitive guide to backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering.


  • 384 pages
  • Mountaineers Books
  • 978-1-68051-585-5
  • Feb 1, 2025

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