UNC Press presents Randy Johnson author of Southern Snow: The New Guide to Winter Sports from Maryland to the Southern Appalachians

This guide provides everything you need to know to discover the South's best-kept secrets of winter recreation: snow-covered mountains, remote yet accessible trails, high-quality downhill and cross-country skiing, sparkling resorts and peaceful cabins, and of course, southern hospitality. Randy Johnson is a knowledgeable guide who shares his years of experience enjoying the winter wonders from the mountains of western Maryland down the Appalachian corridor all the way to northern Alabama.

Features include
- All-in-one guide to the ski areas, winter trails, and mountaineering opportunities in the six-state southern snowbelt
- Tips on lodging, dining, nightlife, outfitters, lessons, childcare, activities for the nonskier, and more
- Well-illustrated with photos and user-friendly maps for hikes and backcountry ski areas
- Entertaining and informative background on the surprising history of the southern ski industry
- Practical advice for finding up-to-the-minute information on weather and resort conditions

Whether you're just visiting, new to the region, or a lifelong resident, this is the only book you need to make the most of southern snow.


Randy Johnson is an accomplished travel writer, editor, and author of numerous books, including Grandfather Mountain: The History and Guide to an Appalachian Icon.

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Event date: 
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Southern Snow: The New Guide to Winter Sports from Maryland to the Southern Appalachians (Southern Gateways Guides) Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781469654201
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: University of North Carolina Press - November 18th, 2019