Endless acres of bowls, faces, glades and chutes have drawn dedicated backcountry skiers and splitboarders to this end-of-the-road powder paradise for decades. A sense of adventure still reigns in this land of cold-smoke face shots and devoted locals. Along with the daily avalanche forecast, avalanche eduction and good group communication, this atlas is your tool for safe and smart route-planning and decision-making.
Author Matt Schonwald has drawn from his years of skiing and guiding experience to bring this professionally reviewed and highly functional guidebook to you. In this light weight and detailed guide you’ll find high-quality aerial photos marked with ascent and descent indicators, individual run descriptions, slope angles, aspect, Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale ratings, parking and trailhead information and more. Designed to go along with you on your tours and accompany the Backcountry Skiing Crystal Mountain Ski Map (coming soon!) and Ski App. With over 70 pages between the covers, you’re sure to find the right tour for your group.
This 5.5” x 8.5” spiral-bound book covers the following zones: Castle Mountain East & West, Goat Lake, Crow Basin, Bullion Basin, Cement Basin, Lake Basin, Union Creek – Crown Point, Pickhandle Basin, Morse Creek, Beyond South, Farther South, FFF, Sourdough Bowl, Crystal Lakes, Smoka Bowl, Packs + Bowla Bowls, Crystal Peak, Sheep Lake, Chinook, Deadwood Lakes, Yakima & Naches, Taco Peak, The Gates, Southback Gates, and Northback Gates.