Skiing the Pioneer Valley 8 cross-country ski centers, 22 backcountry tours, and 4 downhill ski areas in the Connecticut River Valley Region of Western Massachusetts by Bruce Scofield

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Statementby Bruce Scofield, Christopher J. Ryan and Nancy Prajzner.
ContributionsRyna, Christopher J., Prajzner, Nancy.
LC ClassificationsGV854.5.M4 S36 1997
The Physical Object
Pagination167 p. :
Number of Pages167
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL298260M
ISBN 101889787019
LC Control Number97204868

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Details 34 ski destinations in Western Massachusetts, including cross-country ski centers, backcountry tours, and downhill ski areas. Other sources.

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