With age comes wisdom. Lou Dawson, no real introduction needed, is, if anything, wise. Over the years, his access to trends in gear, ski culture, and hidden powder gems has made his opinion one that matters. Maybe we’re a bit biased.
A prolific writer and documentarian of all things backcountry skiing, Lou will release an updated version of his quick-off-the-shelves Uphill Skiing and Light Tours of Colorado. First published in 2017, the book sold out, and with the uptick in the popularity of backcountry skiing and the desire for some to find more mellow terrain, a reboot was in order.
In this episode of the Totally Deep Podcast, Lou discusses the new iteration of the guidebook. It remains a publication from Beacon Guidebooks, which means it is spiral bound and user-friendly for in-the-field use. We’ll have more on the guidebook’s second edition when it’s released later this month.
Readers of WildSnow know, if you’ve got Lou’s attention, you might as well go deep. Beyond discussing the nitty-gritty of writing and publishing a ski-atlas, Lou and Doug explore the concept of risk in the backcountry, paying for an uphill pass at ski resorts, ski tours where it’s all about enjoying the view.