Getting published on paper over the last decades has been an interesting journey. It’s resulted in a few successes and what I’m comfortable calling contributions to the sports of backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering.
On the other hand, my career in publishing has been ultimately frustrating. Because printed books are so expensive to produce it’s difficult to keep them updated or even in print unless they sell huge numbers of copies — and backcountry skiing guidebooks in North America are not huge sellers.
Thus, I’ve actually been happy to let several of my books go out of print so I can then publish that same information on the web. Offered for free, perhaps supported by advertising. My best example of this is HutSki.com, where I web published my complete 10th Mountain Huts guidebook, with a new map set and added features made possible by the web.
My “Dawson’s Guide to Colorado Backcountry Skiing” is also now out of print, and ported to the web at BackcountrySkiingCO.com .
Meanwhile, my two guidebooks for Colorado’s famed 14,000 foot “fourteeners” are still in print, as is my history book “Wild Snow.” For information about any of my books, just click on the cover images on this page. Thanks for your interest in my work!