Book Review – Skiing in the Balkans: Fifty Backcountry Descents in Bulgaria

Dimitrov begins Skiing the Balkins with some critical background information – most of which is present in just about any backcountry skiing guidebook. But, a couple of things stood out as I read through his introduction. First he says, “One very important point to understand for avalanche forecasting in our mountains is that there is practically no official bulletin available” (p. 19). That’s right, there’s no Bulgaria Avalanche Information Center or something like that. He recommends checking the bulletins at nearby ski areas, the Mountain Rescue Service, or the Bulgarian Extreme & Free Skiing Association.

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3 Podcasts Every Backcountry Skier Should Listen To

Podcast are growing and it seems like many new ones pop up every month. I’ve listened to many of the skiing-related podcasts and have narrowed the best down to just three. Sure, there are more out there, but these three are the ones that I think are the best and worth spending time listening to. I listen to these regularly, and I hope that you will be inspired by them too.

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Book Review: Making Turns in Colorado’s Front Range, Vol 2 – North of Interstate 70

Making Turns in Colorado’s Front Range, Volume 2: South of Interstate 70 is another great book written and published by Fritz Sperry. A continuation of Volume 1: South of Interstate 70 This book features 109 routes spread among 55 peaks or regions that are great for backcountry skiing or ski mountaineering. Each of Sperry’s books continues to be an improvement over the last, and Vol 2 is his best work yet!

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Book Review: Making Turns in Colorado’s Front Range, Volume 1: South of Interstate 70

Making Turns in Colorado’s Front Range, Volume 1: South of Interstate 70 is another great book written and published by Fritz Sperry. This book features approximately 70 backcountry or mountaineering routes for skiing and snowboarding on 39 different peaks or areas. As the book title states, all of these routes are on the Front Range, and south of Interstate-70.

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