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Backcountry Skiing Loveland Pass, Colorado


Author Rob Writz delivers a stunningly beautiful and packed guidebook for Loveland Pass which covers 111 routes in this legendary zone along the Continental Divide.

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Welcome to the epicenter of backcountry skiing and snowboarding on Colorado’s Front Range. With over two decades of experience, Rob Writz, author and founder of Front Range Ski Mountaineering (, has delivered a book that is accessible to every type of skier for one of the most iconic backcountry zones in Colorado. Along with the drop-in terrain at the top of the pass, this guidebook reveals opportunities to go beyond the hustle and bustle and explore.

From gentle light tours to gnarly couloirs, from hidden powder stashes to epic long days, this ski atlas brings it all to your hands. 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. Designed to go along with you on your tours and accompany the Backcountry Skiing Loveland Pass Ski Map and Ski App. 

This 5.5” x 8.5” spiral-bound book covers the following zones: Watrous Gulch, Herman Gulch North, Mount Bethel Saddle, Upper & Lower Dry Gulch, Mount Trelease, Mine Dumps, Loveland Pass Bowl, Summit, Widowmaker, Shadowland, Hippie Trees, No Name Peak, Lower No Name Bowl, Porcupine Gulch, West Corner, Dave’s Wave, Black Mountain, Marjorie Bowl, and Porcupine Peak.


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Weight.7 lbs
Dimensions8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 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."