Shaped by Snow
Defending the Future of Winter
"Those who love winter will love this book. But as we steadily erase the season that sets us free from friction, Shaped by Snow will appeal to anyone who has ever looked up and thrilled at the first flakes fat in the autumn sky."
Skier and debut author Ayja Bounous explores threats to the winters and watershed in the face of climate change and the far–reaching impacts of a diminishing snowpack on the American West—not only from ecological and economic perspectives, but also in regard to emotional and psychological health, as she realizes how deeply her personal relationships are tied to the snow–covered mountains of Utah's Wasatch range.
AYJA BOUNOUS is a Utah native and avid skier. She holds an MA in Environmental Humanities from the University of Utah and bachelor's degrees in Music and Environmental Studies from Santa Clara University. She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.