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Three Books Every Skier Should Read


There is nothing like sitting by a fire during a raging snowstorm and digging into a good book. When the lifts are on windhold, and the avalanche conditions make skiing the backcountry too unsafe, here are three books we recommend you pick up and start reading.

If you’re a fan of Warren Millers’ ski flicks, you will love this book. All of the humor and escapism of his films are found in this lark.  It’s a great look back at what skiing once was before the days of multi-passes. RIP Warren, you are sorely missed.

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This page-turner of a book by Robert Cocuzzo follows the life and times of Doug Coombs, one of the greatest skiers of all time. The book does a magnificent job of telling the tale of one of the greatest cowboy the sport of skiing has ever seen. From his upbringing sliding down the hills of New England to his pioneering of Alaska Heli-skiing Doug’s life of adventure is sure to inspire you to make the most of the time we have on this planet.

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The core story of In Search Of Powder, published in 2010, has never rung more true. Sadly the American ski bum is now an endangered species whose habitat has been destroyed by out-of-control real estate costs,  greed, misguided values, and corporate-owned resorts. This is the story of where it all went wrong. Long live the ski bum!

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