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Light Ski Tours of Tahoe, California + Nevada; Digital Guidebook (App)


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With its combination of playful terrain and plentiful snow, the Tahoe Sierra is reputed as one of the best ski touring regions in North America. While extreme skiing abounds in the Tahoe area, many people have an interest in finding enjoyable terrain for making turns while avoiding high-consequence avalanche slopes. Enter this first edition guidebook focused on the mellow side of ski touring by experienced guide and avalanche educator, Richard Bothwell.

With routes spanning the Lake Tahoe region from Interstate 80/Castle Peak in the north to Carson Pass in the south, there are enough tours to last you many seasons of exploration. Whether these mellower tours serve you as a way to get out on a higher-danger day, or as a way to introduce new friends to backcountry skiing, you’ll find that low-angle routes are a great arrow in your quiver.

Explore with a new ski partner, try something new, concentrate on the exercise and fresh air, and most of all, be proud you’ve chosen a sustainable style of ski touring you can enjoy for decades.

In this digital guidebook, you will find a sophisticated navigational mobile app, complete with aerial photos, marked runs, a zone descent list, ascent and skin track info, run descriptions and tour lengths, hazards, slope angles, elevations, Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale ratings, and more. Additional app features include: offline GPS navigation, zoomable topo maps, map legends, slope angle shading, a searchable/filterable descent list, and bookmarking. Designed to go along with you on your tours and accompany the Light Tours of Tahoe Ski Atlas.

This digital book covers the following zones: Castle Peak, Johnson Canyon, Sunrise Bowl, Skislope, Boca Hill, Mount Judah, Bradley Hut, Brockway Summit, Incline Lake Peak, Tamarack Peak, Chickadee Ridge North, Chickadee Ridge South, Rubicon Peak, Tahoe Mountain, Mini Trimmer, Angora Ridge, Echo Lake + Becker, Ralston Peak, Waterhouse North, Waterhouse South, Meiss South, Meiss North, Elephant’s Hump, Round Top, Kirkwood + Caples

With the Rakkup app, users purchase and save guidebooks for each zone onto their smart device. Once downloaded, the book is available offline. When you purchase this app from Beacon Guidebooks, you will receive an automatic email from Rakkup with simple instructions and links to install the app on your device and download the guidebook you have purchased.


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."
ReginaOn the Crystal Mountain Book
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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."