Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast Guide Book

by David Goodman (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast  by David Goodman

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ISBN: 978-1934028148

This book features 50 trips through New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, New York, and Massachusetts, including extensive coverage of Tuckerman Ravine, the Catamount Trail, Jackrabbit Trail, the historic Thunderbolt Ski Trail, as well as backcountry huts and lodge-to-lodge skiing in Maine’s 100-Mile Wilderness. You’ll learn how to prepare for your adventure with helpful references on when to go, what to bring, and must-have backcountry safety skills. Each trip is complete with a description, distance, elevation, topographic map, difficulty rating, directions, and other tools to help plan your adventure. Whether you’re a seasoned Nordic or telemark skier looking for a new challenge, or a resort skier ready to take on the backcountry, this book will help you expertly navigate the Northeast in winter.

© 2010 David Goodman/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast" Guide Book
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... Preview: Ski tours of three or more days can be done in Maine’s 100-Mile Wilderness, traversing a gently rolling landscape of lakes and mountains. The trip features easy skiing on mostly fl at terrain along gr ... From the guidebook "Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast"
Greenville, ME - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 32
... Preview: One of Acadia’s many scenic ski tours follows the famous carriage roads and a hiking trail to the summit of Sargent Mountain, where there is excellent skiing on large snowfi elds overlooking the Atlan ... From the guidebook "Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast"
Acadia National Park, ME - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 5.6
... Preview: This exciting and rugged ski trail lies in the shadow of Mount Washington and has good downhill skiing. It runs south from Pinkham Notch toward Jackson, New Hampshire. From the guidebook "Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast"
Gorham, NH - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 6.2
... Preview: The ski tour through Avalanche Pass to the dramatic high-alpine world of rock, ice, and snow on Avalanche Lake and Lake Colden features unrivaled scenery and fun downhill skiing. From the guidebook "Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast"
Algonquin Peak, NY - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 10.6
... Preview: The ski tour up and over Bald Mountain features fun downhill skiing and a summit fi re tower with spectacular views over the Northeast Kingdom. From the guidebook "Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast"
West Burke, VT - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding,Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: A descent of the steep, trailless east face of Big Jay is a beautiful and remarkable backcountry powder run. From the guidebook "Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast"
Stowe, VT - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: The Black Mountain Ski Trail is a 1930s-era trail that climbs to just below the summit of Black Mountain in Jackson. The wide trail features fun, twisting downhill skiing with plenty of room to make t ... From the guidebook "Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast"
Glen, NH - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: A beautiful and exciting ski tour from the Bolton Valley Nordic Center that crosses the high shoulder of Bolton Mountain and descends into the Nebraska Valley in Moscow, with an option to fi nish at t ... From the guidebook "Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast"
Stowe, VT - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 6.5
... Preview: The Bruce Trail plunges 2,000 feet down the south side of Mount Mansfi eld, ending on the trails of the Stowe Mountain Resort Cross-Country Ski Center. This legendary down-mountain ski run was cut in ... From the guidebook "Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast"
Mount Mansfield, VT - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: This above-treeline tour on the west side of Mount Washington offers wideopen skiing on snowfi elds and drainages with breathtaking views of the summits of the Presidential Range. From the guidebook "Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast"
Gorham, NH - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: The Tucker Brook Trail is a 1930s-era down-mountain classic that descends the undeveloped western side of Cannon Mountain. The most popular trail access is from the Cannon Mountain Ski Area. From the guidebook "Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast"
Franconia, NH - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: The Doublehead Ski Trail is a 1930s-era down-mountain trail full of interesting and exciting twists and turns that leaves from the summit of North Doublehead. From the guidebook "Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast"
Glen, NH - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: Airplane Gully and Pipeline Gully are steep, elegant couloirs that descend one of the most dramatic alpine ravines of the White Mountains. The Great Gulf Trail descends a broad headwall. From the guidebook "Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast"
Gorham, NH - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 4.3
... Preview: This is a moderate ski tour into the beautiful Greeley Ponds, which are nestled beneath ice cliffs and towering rock walls. For a longer tour, continue from the ponds to climb and descend the Kancamag ... From the guidebook "Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast"
Lincoln, NH - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 4.4
... Preview: The Gulf of Slides is a wild, beautiful, and lightly traveled wilderness ravine. The Gulf of Slides Ski Trail features exciting downhill skiing and drops down from the base of the ravine from which th ... From the guidebook "Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast"
Gorham, NH - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: The Honey Hollow Trail, which is part of the Catamount Trail, mixes fun backcountry downhill sections with skiing on gentle logging roads. It is a good introduction to the numerous skiing possibilitie ... From the guidebook "Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast"
Richmond, VT - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 5.4
... Preview: The Jackrabbit Trail from Lake Placid to Saranac Lake showcases the 35-mile-long trail that connects the towns of Paul Smiths, Saranac Lake, Lake Placid, and Keene. This scenic tour includes woods, po ... From the guidebook "Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast"
Lake Placid, NY - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 5.5
... Preview: The Johns Brook Valley lies in the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks. The rustic but comfortable Camp Peggy O’Brien provides the option of doing one of the only hut-based ski tours in the Adirondacks ... From the guidebook "Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast"
Gothics, NY - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: Baxter State Park is home to some of the most awe-inspiring mountain scenery and terrain in the United States. Ski mountaineering routes in the Chimney Pond area and ski touring around Russell Pond ar ... From the guidebook "Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast"
Millinocket, ME - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 43
... Preview: Tour into the wild, dramatic King Ravine on the north face of Mount Adams to ski Great Gully. From the guidebook "Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast"
Randolph, NH - Backcountry Skiing & Snowboarding - Trail Length: 7.8