The Ski Guide Manual

The Ski Guide Manual

Advanced Techniques for the Backcountry

Rob Coppolillo


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This updated, expert ski guide provides top-of-the-line insight for backcountry/off-piste skiiers and guides. The Ski Guide Manual presents wisdom earned through decades of experience guiding and. The result is a successful system of travel and risk management in the winter environment. The collective work of thousands of mountain guides have proven how to have the most fun and find the best snow, all which reducing risk of avalanche, cold, crevasses, and optimize group dynamics.


Rob Coppolillo:
Rob Coppolillo was among the first 100 Americans to earn international certification in mountain guiding. He co-authored The Mountain Guide Manual and has published hundreds of magazine articles in Climbing, Skiing, and Elevation Outdoors. Rob guides throughout North America and Europe, on skis, on rock, and in the high mountains. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.