Stumbled upon this book in the library, by Wayne Johnson. It gives a lot of insight of the life around the mountain and the life behind it. Avalanche control, patrol, and the life around the resorts.
This book is about the ski and snow culture. It is a good read for those new to the sports (this includes riders, thus plural) like me.
Wait till winter comes....
Oh, more snow quotes:
"Are you asking me to give a testimony, based on experience on snow, in summer?"