In his third edition of this book, Andy Sovick returned to his original concept for a ski atlas: Beautiful large aerial images, critical terrain information, and avalanche terrain classifications. That’s it. This is a photographic tribute to all of the most commonly skied terrain around Crested Butte. Despite the simplicity, this guide is packed with information. Each zone and each route is rated with ATES (Avalanche Terrain Exposure Scale). We give you the maximum slope angle of each descent, aspects, elevations, a large overview map, snowmobile policies and info, and as the saying goes “a picture is worth a thousand words”. If you’re armed with an understanding of the Crested Butte Avalanche Center forecast, this terrain atlas can help you make smarter decisions when deciding where to tour. Provided you already have some backcountry skiing experience, there is something in this atlas for everyone.