From Garrett County, Maryland to DeKalb County, Alabama, winter sports opportunities dot the Southern Appalachians. This book is divided into three basic sections: 1. Introduction to the Southern Snowbelt, 2. Downhill Skiing, and 3. Cross-country Skiing, Hiking and Mountaineering. Fifteen sidebars cover an amazing array of interesting and pertinent topics from “Ski Archaeology” to “The Downside of Skiing Dixie.” This book is full of important tips ranging from resources for childcare to weather information. “This guide is for anyone interested in winter sports in the South; even practiced skiers will find new information here to enhance their experience.”--Carolyn Sakowski. “Though it is first and foremost about where to play in the snow, it is also a wonderful history of the birth and growth of an industry.”--Joe Miller. UNC Press doesn’t let just anyone author a book for them! Randy Johnson is an accomplished travel writer, editor, and author of numerous books, including Grandfather Mountain: The History and Guide to an Appalachian Icon.
Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2019. 445 pages with an index, maps, and photos. Trade paperback.