Backcountry Skiing California’s Eastern Sierra

Nate Greenberg, Dan Mingori


California’s Eastern Sierra has some of the world’s best backcountry skiing and snowboarding. This region’s blessings are many: a deep snowpack, sunny skies, and high-elevation peaks. Top all that with easy access and you have a skier’s dream come true. Such great terrain deserves a great book, and this one makes the grade, covering every major peak and canyon in the range, describing more than 200 descents. With so much to choose from, no matter what your skill level, the perfect challenge awaits you in the Sierra backcountry. From the moderate bowls of the Sherwins to the high-alpine exposure of Mt. Whitney, you’ll find a run that’s just right. In fact, you’ll find many! If you’re an expert, you can take on of the most extreme skiing challenges in America. Loaded with inspiring color photography, this book is your ticket to unforgettable adventures.


  • expanded and improved second edition
  • 200+ ski descents
  • full color throughout
  • revealing terrain photography + inspiring action photos
  • thorough introduction addresses Sierra seasons, weather, avalanche danger, skiing history, and more
  • at-a-glance “beta boxes” with aspect, slope angle, summit elevation, vertical feet, hiking distance, terrain type
  • the best skiing in the world!!

About the authors:

Nate Greenberg grew up in the mountains, backpacking and skiing throughout the Sierra. Since 2000, Nate has called the Eastern Sierra home, and is committed to helping the region’s adventure opportunities expand. In 2005, along with the help of a group of dedicated individuals, Nate helped form the Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center, providing backcountry users the information they need to stay safe in avalanche terrain.

Dan Mingori moved to Mammoth in 1999, after 20 years of honing his snowboard skills on the East Coast. Married to his snowboard, he spent most of his time at Mammoth Mountain, soon shifting his energy from the chairlifts to the backcountry. Surrounded by an endless playground of mountains, Dan developed a handful of other hobbies, including a renewed interest in photography, now his profession.

Updated and expanded 2014 edition

356 pages. Color. Sewn binding. Published November 2014.

ISBN: 978-193839317-4

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