Peaks & Couloirs of Southwest Montana
Known for its long winters and harsh climate, southwest Montana has long been a hidden gem for skiers willing to work for it. Navigating these lesser-known mountain ranges requires time to become familiar with their unique environments and to develop the skills necessary for winter backcountry travel. However, for those with patience beautiful couloirs and untracked bowls await.
In-depth directions to trailheads and descriptions for uptracks lead to enjoyable descents, making this a comprehensive guide to your backdoor. Nearly 200 skiable lines are illustrated by more than 250 high resolution photographs and maps. Overview maps give a broad view of an area, while route maps give specific guidance on how to stay on course. Guest essays and contributions that incorporate the history of lines and areas add depth to the slopes (that are hopefully already deep) and will help connect riders to the pioneers that came before them. From mellow slopes to ski mountaineering test pieces, this book has something for every backcountry rider