‘Backcountry Skiing’

— Lito Tejada-Flores

Lito Tejada-Flores' guide to Backcountry Skiing is stylishly vintage, Nordic-flavored, and predates the domination of Gore-tex and modern ultralight equipment.

Despite the book's vintage flavor, however, the technical information remains highly useful and relevant. Tejada-Flores writes in a light, clear style that makes the information usually accessible.

Backcountry Skiing - the Sierra Club Guide - Lito Tejada-Flores

This is especially evident in his section on avalanches, and the life cycle of snow, which remains the most succinct guide to snow stability I've ever seen.

Tejada-Flores is a passionate advocate of the sport, and that is evident in his witty, engaging style. You'll find plenty of good tips and information in this Guide.

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