Essential Ski books

From ski travel adventures, to avalanche knowledge and safety to a deep dive into the history and future of skiing, these books are some of the most well written, thought provoking and educational publications about mountain life that you will ever find.

These books were written by die hard and highly experienced skiers who have lived and breathed the sport and culture for decades. Grab one, or all for your collection and soak up the wisdom and inspiration. I have.  ~Z. Phelan~

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Skiing Around the World Volume I – “Skibum Chronicles” & Vol 2 “Collecting Ski Resorts”

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Skiing Around The World

-Volume 1: The Skibum Chronicles

-Volume 2: Collecting Ski Resorts

-Written by Jimmy Petterson

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Jimmy Petterson is one of the world’s most published ski journalists, with photos and stories having appeared in 20 countries. Jimmy has spent a lifetime in search of the coziest ski village, the most spectacular mountaintop view and the ultimate powder descent, and for the past 25 years, he has been writing about and photographing his experiences for ski and travel magazines. Now, one can find all of Jimmy’s work compiled in his seminal two-volume set of books, Skiing Around the World, Volumes I and II. In these two books, Jimmy takes skiers on an odyssey through all seven continents to visit 500-plus ski resorts in more than 70 countries. More than 1000 pages and more than 1800 full-color photos describe skiing possibilities virtually everywhere on the planet.

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-The story of skiing and the future of snow

-A book by Porter Fox


Available on Amazon

DEEP is a book about skiers, written and produced by lifelong skiers, with a message that reaches far beyond the slopes we draw inspiration from. It covers a sport that has inspired millions and the mountains and snowfall that make it possible. It is not a tale of the end. It is a beginning – a reminder of how dynamic and fulfilling the skiing life is. And a wake-up call regarding what needs to be done to save it. 

Deep is written by a former Powder Magazine, Nat Geo Adventure, and Outside Magazine contributor and is an inspiring yet solemn about the history and future of skiing and it’s readers can feel what makes skiing so special. 


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Avalanche Essentials

Avalanche Book

Avalanche Essentials

-A step by step system for safety and survival

-A book by Bruce Tremper


Available on Amazon

Winter athletes don’t necessarily want to be snow scientists, but playing in avalanche country does require basic knowledge of the risks in order to stay safe. This new guide by renowned avalanche expert Bruce Tremper is simple, accessible, and offers just the basics — an Everyman’s guide to avalanche safety that won’t overtax your average ski bums, but will keep them safe when they’re going for 12 consecutive months of powder. Avalanche Essentials is for everyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of avalanche awareness, focusing on systems and checklists, step-by-step procedures, decision-making aids, visual terrain and weather cues, rescue techniques, gear, and more.

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