Snow Sense: A Guide to Evaluating Snow Avalanche Hazard
by Jill Fredston & Doug Fesler
If you ski backcountry, you need this book.
Not because you want to be in avalanches,
but because you want to avoid them and want
to know what to do if you ever get caught.
This book is written by avalanche experts and
used by pros.
A small book, but packed with essential information.
Cross-Country Skiing for Everyone
by Jules Older.
Good book for the casual cross country skiier
with tips on technique, gear, conditioning, and ski centers.
Good for those who don't take the sport too seriously and want to have fun.
Skier's Caution! Skiing can be dangerous!
These books aren't a substitute for your own common sense.
Don't use these books unless you are willing to take personal responsibility for your own safety.
When skiing, be aware of hazards from inclement weather, ice, and hidden obstacles (such as holes, trees, streams, and rocks).
Prepare yourself--bring proper gear, be fit, and obtain sufficient training and experience appropriate for the ski tour.
Take part in a regular conditioning program and professional ski instruction--this will increase your enjoyment of skiing.
Nothing in these books grants the right to trespass over private land.