Nordic - skate boot
Read: The printed book is a 100 page introduction to skiing in SW MT.
Explore winter canvases on Nordic, alpine & backcountry skis. Your gateway to Nordic, alpine & backcountry skiing in SW Montana Greater Yellowstone region.
Bryan was born in Bozeman, MT. Son of a Forest Ranger and English Teacher - Growing up he was always curious about what may be lurking around the next switchback, mountain pass or pitch.
Bryan learned to ski on trails his dad build in the Pioneers near Dillon. As an adult he trains with the Bridger Ski Foundation Master Skiers Training Group and hopes to "participate" in more AXCS Masters World Cup Events.
Andy Newell - Nordic Team Solutions
Dragan Danevski - Montana Endurance Academy
Erika Flowers - North Face Athlete
Laurie Spence - Lone Mountain Ranch
Cliff Montagne - Bozeman Nordic
Heidi Makoutz - Bridger Ski Foundation
Fay Johnson - Crosscut Nordic
Seth Hubbard - Crosscut Biathlon
Nick Michaund - US Paralympics
DaniAravich - Paralympic Athlete
Ben Werner - Backcountry Skiing Book
Justin Bigart - SkiMo
Jason Lunden - Excel PT
Jim & Claudia Schaeffer - Yellowstone
Simon Peterson - Outside Bozeman
Karl Birkeland - National Avalanche Center
Doug Chabot - Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center
Graham Zimmerman - Protect our Winters
"Part of being an artist is being relevant, and I don’t want to just work in my own little artist silo and not have it affect anybody. I really want this to affect people. I really want people to feel empowered and part of the community. "
interview with Tyler Cohen
"Taking a nuanced approach, Schaeffer includes QR codes throughout the book that link to interactive content such as video interviews, Topographic Maps and animated illustrations.
It fits just as nicely in your ski backpack as it does on the coffee table."
"Bryan Schaeffer uses illustration to get people outdoors. It seems like Bryan uses illustration and animation to engage his audience in a way that other mediums cannot."
- Holden Sier
"With this multimedia Platform, Bryan created a new category of book."
"This is my favorite type of book because it gets to the point." It's really the best of both worlds - beautifully illustrated book and you get the digital world if you want it. It's always great to have a reference guide to get you started."
The Last Best Hike - Foot trails of Montana - Bozeman, Big Sky & Beyond. Coming in 2022!