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The Pacific Northwest, simply put, is all about mountains. And mountains are about skiing.
From the northern reaches of the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia and Montana to the equally spectacular Oregon Cascades and Washington Cascades, the Northwes's mountain ranges dominate just about every visual panorama. They dominate just about every sport, as well. Whether its traversing by cross-country skis the section of Yellowstone National Park in Idaho, trekking the woods outside of Bend, Oregon, parasailing off Whistler Mountain in British Columbia or climbing formidable Mt. Rainier in Washington, life in the Northwest is molded by geography.
With more than 100 established ski areas in this five state and province region, the Northwest has the largest and most diverse concentration of ski resorts in North America. Outdoor enthusiasts can snowboard the slopes of Oregon's Hoodoo Mountain, tube the bowl at any number of B.C.'s winter recreation areas, or night ski the Rockies of Montana. Of course, for those who like their winter vistas a bit more remote and pristine, there's also trout fishing in Montana and backcountry camping in Idaho to round out the winter experience.
The five regional downhill ski maps we've put together provide an overview of some of the Northwest's best winter recreation spots. Not included on these maps are those out of the way gems and that indescribable beauty that make the Northwest what it is, and worth each individual discovery.
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Best selection of books on the Northwest.
Ski & Snowboard America Pacific Northwest and British Columbia (Ski and Snowboard America Series) by Santo Criscuolo. This guide contains comprehensive trail descriptions, from beginner to advanced, sweeping snowboard park and halfpipe roundups, bold backcountry and off-piste adventures, complete heli- and cat-skiing guide, extensive lodging, dining, travel tips, and info for each resort and ski area. Order now...
50 Classic Ski Descents of North America by Chris Davenport, Art Burrows and Penn Newhard. This book is a large-format compilation of iconic and aesthetic ski descents from Alaska to Mount Washington and features 208 pages of gorgeous action and mountain images from many of North America's top photographers. Order now...
Awesome Snowboard Tricks and Stunts by Lori Polydoros. Pro snowboarders seem born to fly. They do mind-blowing spins, flips, and twists while soaring high into the sky. Crowds hold their breath as riders perform stunts like the 540 Corkscrew and the Double McTwist 1260. Jump in to see these tricks and more big-air stunts inside! Order now...
Leocha's Ski Snowboard America (2007): Top Winter Resorts in USA and Canada by Charlie Leocha. A complete guidebook that provides the information to make intelligent choices and the phone and fax numbers and includes expanded up-to-date coverage of more than 100 resorts in the U.S. and Canada. Readers will learn about cross-country trails surrounding the resorts plus more. Order now...
The Story of Modern Skiing by John Fry. "John Fry takes you behind the scenes of the sport of skiing, from the first 25 cents-a-day rope tow to the 72-dollar-a-day lift ticket at today's mega-resorts. Fry has been there and written about how and why it all happened. His observations are a must-read book for anyone who has ever been on skis or a snowboard." Warren Miller. Order now...
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