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Backcountry Ski Map: Crested Butte, Colorado


The second edition is here! Twice the size, new routes, and aerial photos. From Red Lady Glades to the East Face of Gothic, from mellow tree lines to technical descents, over 115 backcountry ski routes accessible from Crested Butte 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!

15% of all C.B. proceeds go directly to the Crested Butte Avalanche Center. 


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Crested Butte is tucked into a cul de sac of wilderness in the heart of Colorado’s most quintessential mountains. The Crested Butte zone offers seemingly endless recreational possibilities and due to its unique geography and orographic behavior, often receives the most snow. 

Authored by Beacon Guidebooks founder, Andy Sovick, this map covers routes throughout the forecasting zones of the highly-respected Crested Butte Avalanche Center, including light tours, extreme couloirs and everything in between. This 1:32,000 scale map written and reviewed by professionals shows ski descents and uptracks, trailheads & parking information, slope angles, resort boundaries, Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale ratings and so much more. Designed to go along with you on your tours and accompany the Backcountry Skiing Crested Butte Ski Atlas and Ski App.

This 22” x 36” waterproof, foldable topo map includes the following zones: Zachary’s, White Ridge West, Avery, Upper Copper Creek, East River Mini Golf, Bellview, Baldy Northeast, Baldy East, Baldy West, Gothic Mountain, Snodgrass, Coney’s, Schuylkill, Upper Slate + Pittsburg, Poverty Gulch, Mineral + Augusta, Purple Palace, Mt. Emmons North, Happy + Climax, Mt. Emmons North, Ruby + Owen + Purple, Axtell Mountain, Anthracites, West Brush Creek, and Teocalli.

WATERPROOF | TEARPROOF | 1.5 OUNCES | 4″ X 5.5″ (folded) | 22″ x 36″ (open)


Additional information

Weight.4 lbs
Dimensions5.5 × 4 × .5 in
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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"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
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"A well composed guidebook with lots of great suggestions, many of which I have already skied."
ReginaOn the Crystal Mountain Book
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"Gifted this to my son at Christmas. He loved it! And it exceeded his expectations."
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."