Book Description: A manual for skiers who want to get away from crowded downhill slopes and groomed trails of cross-country resorts. Covers entire range of options that take the skier away from developed areas. Detailed techniques and learning strategies for Nordic and Alpine skiing for every level of experience illustrated with drawings and precise diagrams. Covers winter camping, self-reliance, snow structure and behavior, and coping with avalanche hazard. Author is a leading teacher of wilderness sports. Other books include "Wildwater: The Sierra Club Guide to Kayaking and Whitewater Boating".