The Alaska Factor
The Guidebook for Backcountry Skiing in Southcentral Alaska
The Alaska Factor is a guidebook written for visitors and those new to Southcentral backcountry skiing. Local skiers will find inspirational photos of their buddies and an easy gift for their friends from Outside. The book includes planning your ski trip to Alaska, how to negotiate Anchorage, information on weather and snowpack and how to access the primary backcountry ski zones.
"The Alaska Factor is 144 pages of solid information and plenty of skiing stoke-ography."-Andrew McLean, straightchuter.com, read full review here.
"Every sport needs its Sutra. Thankfully, Joe Stock has stepped in and given us the dream guide — the AKAsutra." -Lou Dawson, Wildsnow.com, read full review here.
"He's got the experience and credentials to put together a great guidebook and he has." -Dave Waag, offpistemag.com, read the full review here.
Available at these Southcentral Vendors
- AMH (Anchorage)
- Alaska Avalanche School (Anchorage)
- REI (Anchorage)
- Alaska Rock Gym (Anchorage)
- Girdwood Ski and Cyclery (Girdwood)
- Powder Hound (Girdwood)
- Ski AK (Anchorage)
- Homer Bookstore (Homer)
- River City Books (Soldotna)
- Orion Sports (Kodiak)
- Kenai Mountains: Turnagain Pass and Summit Lake
- Talkeetna Mountains: Hatcher Pass and Bomber Traverse
- Girdwood: Eklutna Traverse
- Chugach Front Range: Chutes and Arctic to Indian
- Alaska Range: Ruth Gorge and Little Switzerland
Signed copies, $20 USD each, fixed rate shipping.
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$20 + $0 shipping = $20 USD. I will email you a pickup location after the order has been placed
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The Alaska Factor looks good.
It includes five backcountrys ski zones. Plus the info to get you situated in Southcentral.
1:63,360-scale USGS maps showing routes and locations.
Photos to make you jones.
Covering a range of Southcentral Alaska backcountry skiing, from steeps to tours.