The Best Ski Touring Routes: Colorado’s Front Range by Kay Turnbagh and Alan Apt

The Best Ski Touring Routes: Colorado’s Front Range by Kay Turnbagh and Alan Apt

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  • A hand-picked list of the top backcountry ski trails within a two-hour drive of Fort Collins, Boulder, Denver, or Colorado Springs
  • Features outings for everyone--from gentle trails in the trees to climbs of Colorado’s highest peaks
  • Includes color maps and photos with detailed route descriptions


Backcountry skiing is one of the fastest growing segments of outdoor recreation, and The Best Ski Touring Routes: Colorado’s Front Range connects readers with the most classic ski trails that can be day-tripped from every major Front Range city. Whether you’re coming from Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, or Fort Collins, this guide showcases breathtaking outings right in your backyard.

The routes range from beginner-friendly outings to demanding high-altitude mountaineering. Co-written by Alan Apt, author of the bestselling Snowshoe Routes: Colorado’s Front Range, this is an essential new book for anyone seeking winter fun and adventure. It includes color topo maps and photos, information on avalanche safety, gear discussions and recommendations, and interesting sidebars.