Free Shipping over $40


Backcountry Skiing Berthoud Pass, Colorado


A professional and detailed backcountry ski guidebook by Rob Writz for Colorado’s best known backcountry ski terrain with over 100 routes accessible to a wide range of skiers and riders.

Associated Products


Author and founder of Front Range Ski Mountaineering (, Rob Writz, has put his breadth of knowledge and years of experience on Berthoud Pass into this one-of-a-kind guidebook.

Since the 1930s, skiers have been exploring the peaks surrounding US Highway 40 as it climbs and descends Berthoud Pass. The former home of one of Colorado’s pioneering ski areas, it has grown into one of the most popular backcountry ski destinations on the Front Range. The Berthoud Pass zone boasts big lines, mellow day tours and everything in between. Every skier can find suitable terrain for their experience and for the day’s avalanche forecast in this guidebook.

You’ll find high-quality aerial photos marked with ascent and descent indicators, individual run descriptions, slope angles, aspect, Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale ratings, parking and trailhead information and more in this lightweight book that can fit in your pack. Designed to go along with you on your tours and accompany the Backcountry Skiing Berthoud Pass Ski Map and Ski App. This is more than just a guidebook. It’s a decision making tool. 

This 5.5” x 8.5” spiral-bound book covers the following zones: Pumphouse Basin North & South, West Side, Mt. Russell, No Name, Floral Park, East Side, Hell’s Half Acre, Mines Peak, Lower 80s and 90s, Upper 80s and 90s, Hidden Knoll, Hidden Knoll South, 110s, Upper 110s, Second Creek Ridge East & West, Second Creek Ridge Headwall, and First Creek Ridge.


Additional information

Weight0.7 lbs
Dimensions8.5 × 5.5 × .5 in


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Backcountry Skiing Berthoud Pass, Colorado”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Lou Dawson
Lou Dawson@wildsnow
Read More
"This is the kind of publication that helps you arrive cold as an out-of-towner, find the “skinners” and have at it while pounding fluffy Colorado pow and laughing at the over-priced ski lifts."
West Elk Project
West Elk Project@westelkproject
Read More
"It neatly lays out the elevations, descent lengths, aspects, trailhead directions, winter maintenance and parking info, snowmobile access, skin tracks, and exit info. That combined with helpful photos, give backcountry travelers a very good idea of what is going on."
Frank Konsella
Frank Konsella@14erskiers
Read More
"Sovick’s book contains established skin tracks, preferred routes, etiquette, and notes on terrain traps, gullies and avalanche paths. It also assumes all users are trained in avalanche avoidance and rescue, and includes AIARE’s “Communication Checklist,” which includes tips for facilitating teamwork and good decision-making."
GriffOn the Berthoud Pass Ski Atlas
Read More
"These books are great for quick references, re-capping tours and pre-planning. They are small and light and pack well too."
BeauOn the Light Tours of Colorado Ski Atlas
Read More
"A well composed guidebook with lots of great suggestions, many of which I have already skied."
ReginaOn the Crystal Mountain Book
Read More
"Gifted this to my son at Christmas. He loved it! And it exceeded his expectations."
MasonOn the Snoqualmie Pass Ski Atlas
Read More
"I want to thank you for making the best ski guidebooks out there. Your books are a big reason why I’m able to explore the backcountry around Snoqualmie Pass."