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Crosscountry Skier's Guide to the Methow


In Production for January 2016:
a 90+ minute BD/DVD XC Ski Touring Guide for the incredible Methow Valley in North Central Washington State. Set in the largest collection of crosscountry skiing trails in the country, Dr. Telemark has put together this video tour package so you can preview and plan your routes through the 170+ km of trails. Methow Valley Sport Trails Association system. See the wide variety of trails, meet some of the people of the valley who have developed these trails into a challenging and stunningly beautiful groomed trail system.


Additional Guides:


Backcountry Northwest - 92 minute backcountry skiing guide to 10 great tours in Washington State.


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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