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Backcountry Northwest Ski Touring Guide DVD

Now Available: a 92 minute DVD Ski Touring Guide for Washington State. Using the 10 classic tours from Washington State, Dr. Telemark has put together video tour guides for your planning and enjoyment of the backcountry of Washington. See the routes unfold with animated 3-D maps, preview the runs and join others skiers as we explore Washington's backcountry. Great maps are available for each tour on the Everytrail guide with the same name of the selected tour on the DVD. The perfect partner to the web-based and smartphone tours on

Check it out at the link below and the trailer in the video box on the right.

The Createspace Store (Amazon's Publish on Demand Store)

Buy on the Createspace store and get a 10% discount - enter discount code VVCUDY7S with your purchase.

3D Maps for the tours are available for download to print and take with you on your skiing adventures.

Additional Guides:

Frontcountry Dreams - Skiing out your back door in the Methow Valley (2013).


Dr. Telemark's Guide to: Mt. Adams - Mt. Adams, a 12,276 feet high volcano in southern Washington State, is a skier and boarders dream. This guide to skiing or riding the mountain details the southern routes and highlights of the climb you will experience. Explore the routes and preview the awesome descent down one of the Cascade giants.

Mt. Adams - SOLO - the guide film on DVD that takes you up a classic ski mountaineering tour in the South Cascades (2012).

SOLO - Ski Mountaineering Mt. Adams - Download Version version on Amazon Instant Video)


Ski Touring the Mt. Rainier Region - if you aren't ready to buy the full Backcountry Northwest DVD, you can rent or purchase these 3 tours on Amazon's Instant Video Service


Ski Touring the North Cascades- another installment of online video you can rent or purchase these 4 tours on Amazon's Instant Video Service


Ski Touring the Central Cascades- the third installment of 4 ski tours accessed through the Central Cascades and Highway 2.


You don't have to be an extreme skier to enjoy telemark ski touring and mountaineering - there is room of all levels of skiers in the backcountry. It not about jumps and flips, it about being out in the winter wonderland we have in the NW with good friends and great snow.

Backcountry Risks
Touring in the backcountry has inherent risks that you assume if you venture out. Please be a responsible backcountry skier by learning how to access avalanche forecasts, read terrain and maps, and learn how to find safe routes to reach your destination. Be prepared with the right equipment and practice rescue techniques and beacon usage. Don't put others at risk by poor decision-making on your part. It is not someone else's responsibility -it's yours.

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