With: Darren Farley
Rocky Mountain Books RMB January 25, 2016
Softcover 376 Pages
5 x 7 inches
Ski Trails in the Canadian Rockies – 5th Edition
Completely revised and updated, the new edition of this bestselling guidebook features over 150 trails, tours and traverses for the Nordic skier in the five Rocky Mountain national parks, Kananaskis Country and in neighbouring Mount Assiniboine and Mount Robson provincial parks.
With information on snow conditions, avalanches, weather, emergency procedures, equipment, gear, clothing, supplies, huts, lodges and much more, Ski Trails in the Canadian Rockies is the quintessential resource for outdoor enthusiasts interested in experiencing the grandeur of western Canada’s backcountry wonderland.
Contains stunning, full-colour photos throughout.
Chic Scott is a household name in international and Canadian mountaineering circles. One of Canada’s most celebrated mountain literature authors and adventurers, he is the author of several award-winning mountaineering history books, including Pushing the Limits: The Story of Canadian Mountaineering (RMB 2000), Powder Pioneers: Ski Stories from the Canadian Rockies and Columbia Mountains (RMB 2005) and Deep Powder and Steep Rock: The Life of Mountain Guide Hans Gmoser (RMB 2015). As well, his bestselling guidebooks Summits and Icefields 1: Alpine Ski Tours in the Canadian Rockies (RMB 2011), Summits and Icefields 2: Alpine Ski Tours in the Columbia Mountains – Revised & Updated (RMB 2016) and Ski Trails in the Canadian Rockies – 5th Edition (RMB 2016) are fundamental resources in any backcountry skier’s library. Chic lives in Banff, Alberta.
Darren Farley grew up cross-country ski racing before getting into backcountry skiing. He spends his summers helping run the Nordic ski facilities at the Haig Glacier. In the winter he guides for various ski lodges. In between ski trips he has found time for many excursions to the Himalaya and Andes. In his travels he has spent several weeks following Tibetan pilgrims, has been an extra in a Bollywood film and was once held up at knifepoint by a gang of little kids.