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Backcountry Ski Map: Buffalo Pass, Colorado


From Dry Lake to Buffalo Mountain, from mellow glades to technical lines, all the routes for this legendary backcountry sled-skiing terrain are drawn in detail on this waterproof, foldable, topographic ski map. Tack it on your wall, or put it in your pack. No batteries required!


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Buffalo Pass, nestled in the Park Range near Steamboat Springs, is the mecca for snowmobile-access backcountry skiing in the Rockies. Boasting some of the best tree skiing around and world-class powder, this area offers mellow terrain to tight and technical lines. Ski guide and snow geek Stephen Bass has put his breadth of knowledge into this lightweight ski map by creating a solid communication and planning tool for all users.

Written and reviewed by professionals, this ski 1:20,500 scale topo map details more than 82 ski descents and uptracks, snowmobile routes, trailheads & parking information, snow roads, drop-off points, slope angles, Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale ratings and so much more. Designed to go along with you on your tours and accompany the Backcountry Skiing Buffalo Pass Ski Atlas and Ski App.

This 18” x 22” waterproof, foldable topo map includes the following zones: Dry Lake, Quaker Bowl, Fiesta, K9, Big Poppa, The Cabin, The Kingdom, Double A’s, Funhouse, Microburst, Pocket Rockets, Lucky’s Landing, Buffalo Mountain, Galaxy Drop, Forester’s Aspens, Fear and Loathing, Moose Junction, In the Frey (East & West), South Park Ridge, Zohan Point, AC/DC, Davenport, Pueblo, Volcanic Ridge, Lone Stag, Schrute Farms, and Carnival.

WATERPROOF | TEARPROOF | 1.5 OUNCES | 4″ X 5.5″ (folded) | 18″ x 22″ (open)


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Weight.4 lbs
Dimensions5.5 × 4 × .5 in

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Lou Dawson
Lou Dawson@wildsnow
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"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
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"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
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"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
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BeauOn the Light Tours of Colorado Ski Atlas
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"A well composed guidebook with lots of great suggestions, many of which I have already skied."
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MasonOn the Snoqualmie Pass Ski Atlas
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"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."