Shaped by Snow

Shaped by Snow

Defending the Future of Winter

Ayja Bounous


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  • The author's family played a key role in the development of today's ski industry; author has an intimate perspective of the industry and is unafraid to criticize it.
  • The book touches upon several critical current events, including designation and slashing of Bears Ears National Monument, the California wildfires, and droughts in the American West.
  • Debut writer under thirty voicing her concerns about community, the ski industry, and her own decision of whether or not to have children in the face of climate change.
  • The author is well–connected in environmental literature and outdoor recreation circles; we will explore these connections for review coverage and promotion.

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