Read these tales of ice and snow on those winter nights that are just too cold to venture outdoors

baldwin140Exploring the Coast Mountains on Skis

By John Baldwin

Self-published. $40

The ultimate guide to skiing in the back country of B.C.'s Coast Range from the man who has skied more of it than anyone else.



kain140Where the Clouds Can Go

By Conrad Kain

Rrocky Mountain Books. $30

Originally written in 1935, this classic work by one of the country's greatest mountaineers has been reprinted this year (with more photos) to celebrate the centennial of Kain's arrival in Canada.



payton140The Ice Passage

By Brian Payton

Doubleday Canada. $35

The gripping tale of the crewof the HMS Investigator, who sailed to the Arctic in search of missing explorer Sir John Franklin, and soon found themselves in their own perilous ordeal.



vogler140Only in Whistler: Tales of a Mountain Town

By Stephen Vogler

Harbour Publishing. $25

Just in time for the Olympics, the Whistler-raised Vogler provides the inside scoop on his hometown's past as both a ski mecca and a celebrated hippie hangout.