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Author: Neal Beidleman
ISBN: 0972160973
Language: English
Pages: 144 pages
Category: Specialty Travel
Publisher: Wolverine Publishing; 1st edition (November 20, 2006)
Rating: 4.9
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Aspen native Neal Beidleman is no stranger to this. The meat of Aspen Ski and Snowboard Guide is the trail descriptions

Aspen native Neal Beidleman is no stranger to this. The meat of Aspen Ski and Snowboard Guide is the trail descriptions. If you are new to the area, this book will keep you out of the sheep syndrome when you slide off a lift and end up blindly following everyone else because you have not a clue how to enjoy the mountain. That said, this book is NOT a fluffy tourist guide.

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Former Everest guide and longtime Aspen resident Neal Beidleman has just released Aspen Ski and Snowboard Guide, the first-ever guidebook to Aspen's four mountains. Small enough to stash in a pocket, the book has annotated aerial photos, tips on how to find unmarked glades, and more. As Beidleman says, books like his "give you in-depth knowledge to help you ski the mountain smarter. -Men's Journal, December 2006. A modern day master-piste! Like Neal himself, the Aspen Ski and Snowboard Guide is packed full of adventures, thoroughly detailed, and delivers the.

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See our disclaimer The thing that makes this book unique is that the majority of the trails described cannot be found on any trail.

The Aspen Ski and Snowboard Guide is a one of a kind Trail Guide to all of the in-bounds skiing at Aspen's Four separate ski hills - Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, and Snowmass. Not your standard trail map, this guide takes the art of ski hill representation to a new and unseen level, combining tons of aerial photographs of the mountains with drawn on run representation and individual run descriptions

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My wife and I have skied at Aspen for years and already knew our way around Ajax, Highlands, and Snowmass. But Neal's book has shown us some trails that we'd missed.

Beidleman, Neal (2006) Aspen Ski and Snowboard Guide Wolverine Publishing. Skiing Heritage (1997) "Skiing Comes to Aspen" Volume 9 Shelton, Peter (1996) Aspen Skiing: The First Fifty Years Western Eye Press. Asmus, Brad (1993) The Local's Guide To Skiing Aspen. O'Rear (1966) The Aspen story NY: A. S. Barnes.

This pocket-sized color book is the ultimate insider's guide to the lift-accessible, in-bounds skiing and snowboarding on Aspen's four mountains: Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, and Snowmass. Author Neal Beidleman shares local knowledge that will help you make the most of your time and find the best terrain in Aspen/Snowmass including over 150 runs not covered by the trail map. Packed with action and aerial color photographs, this book is also a source of inspiration and handy souvenir of your ski and snowboard adventures.
Comments (4)
Androlhala
I am totally impressed by this book.

There is incredibly detailed photography showing the best of Aspen/Highlands/Buttermilk/Snowmass.

I used this book extensively navigating areas that are tricky:

Highlands Bowl
Temerity
Cirque
Hanging Valley
The Dumps

Even for intermediates - there is a list of runs that are consistently groomed at some point during a typical week. Let's you keep a watch out for when Campground, Slot, Tiehack, etc. are smoothed out.

I have similar books for Vail, Whistler, Alta, Jackson ... and this one is the best done for any North American ski resort.
Eigonn
My wife and I have skied at Aspen for years and already knew our way around Ajax, Highlands, and Snowmass. But Neal's book has shown us some trails that we'd missed. It's a convenient size to carry and he adds some good local's stories.
Cel
Excellent service. Highly recommend.
Bine
I've been to Aspen several times for skiing and, like most visitors, have to rely on the trail map for navigation unless I take a lesson and have the benefit of a professional to take me to the best spots for my ability. It's summer now as I write and it's so hot that the flies are on strike but this book already has me thinking about winter because it brings the trail map to life: in place of a green, red, blue, or yellow line on a piece a paper, I know a bit more about the run, its true challenge, and often the story behind the mysterious name. Why are the Dumps on Aspen Mountain called the Dumps? What does AMF, a run at The Cirque at Snowmass, really stand for? Get the book and you'll find out.

While the book is perhaps targeted at the more serious skier, there's plenty for the intermediate as Beidleman describes every run on every mountain (I think) including places where the way-hones wouldn't normally visit, like Buttermilk. The book includes 150 runs that aren't on the trail map...which is nice.

I also like the more accurate rating system than one would find on a trail map. Most resorts fib a little when it comes to blue, green, black, but Beidleman's system, along with frequent cautionary sentences, provides a true sense of the challenge, risks, and dangers. A run might be listed as double black diamond extreme but is it? Is there a run you'd like to try that's more difficult and potentially dangerous than indicated? Is there a way down the Back of Bell that's not as tough as the trail map indicates? Is a run bumped out or steep or both? You'll find out in the book.

It's a pocket size book, as it should be, and the price may seem a touch steep, but most of the book is in four color and the photos are extremely valuable and much more illustrative than a typical trail map; and to me, a trail map is a superb example of top-quality commercial illustration.

If you're an advanced, expert, or advanced intermediate skier, then the book is a must as you'll really get a sense of where you'll find the most fun for your level on the mountain, thus maximizing the efficacy of your VST. If you're a cruiser, then the book will make you want to get better and, at the very least, just get you fired up about getting to the mountain(s). I'm really looking forward to spending some time with this small but powerful tome and it's going to enhance my enjoyment of a place I already really love.