by: Matt Kinney
"Valdez & Thompson Pass"
(84 pp. Over 100 photos, graphs and illustrations)
Matt Kinney's Alaska Backcountry Skiing features 25 day routes and one expedition route-all within the Chugach Mountains surrounding Thompson Pass and Valdez. Each description is accompanied by a annotated photo and topographic map indicating the route. The book contains information on local skiing conditions including weather, avalanches, glaciers, rivers, transportation, safety notes and historical information on skiing in the Valdez area from the early 1900s to present.
Matt Kinney, who pioneered many of the routes described
in the book, has been skiing Valdez and Thompson Pass since 1979. Presently,