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Bugaboo Dreams: A Story of Skiers, Helicopters and Mountains

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Book News Annotation:

Mountaineer and journalist Donahue tells the story of two Austrian immigrants in Canada who led the first precarious endeavors into "heli-skiing"--using a helicopter to transport skiers to the steep slopes of the Bugaboo Spires in Canada's Columbia Range. The intrepid guides, Hans Gmoser and Leo Grillmair, were the fathers of a sport whose story entails tragic accidents, life-changing thrills, and the development of a multi-million dollar enterprise. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Take the snowiest mountains in North America, add two Austrian immigrants, an army of adrenaline-addicted skiers from around the world (kings, queens, billionaires, average people and everyday ski bums) and throw a helicopter into the mix for an unforgettable story of mountain adventure. Complete with archival and contemporary photos, this is the inside story of the people, thrills, accidents and innovations behind the evolution of a sport from a dangerous, ramshackle and lawless enterprise into a multi-million dollar industry offering reliable access to one of the world's most exciting forms of recreation.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781897522110
Author:
Donahue, Topher
Publisher:
Rocky Mountain Books Incorporated
Subject:
Skiing - General
Subject:
Skis and skiing - Canada, Western
Subject:
Gmoser, Hans
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Sports General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
293
Dimensions:
9.50x6.90x1.00 in. 1.55 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Take the snowiest mountains in North America, add two Austrian immigrants, an army of adrenaline-addicted skiers from around the world (kings, queens, billionaires, average people and everyday ski bums) and throw a helicopter into the mix for an unforgettable story of mountain adventure. Complete with archival and contemporary photos, this is the inside story of the people, thrills, accidents and innovations behind the evolution of a sport from a dangerous, ramshackle and lawless enterprise into a multi-million dollar industry offering reliable access to one of the world's most exciting forms of recreation.
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