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The High Country Illuminator: A Tale of Light and Darkness and the Ski Bums of Avalon
     

The High Country Illuminator: A Tale of Light and Darkness and the Ski Bums of Avalon

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by Daniel Ford
 

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"The High Country Illuminator created Avalon by climbing to the fourth tower of old Number One lift and crying: 'Lest there be light!'"

Thus begins the madcap adventure of a ski-bum winter toward the end of the 1960s. HCI is otherwise known as George Togalok, a Native American from the Salt River Canyon country. Around him assemble cunning Silver Fox, brainy

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"The High Country Illuminator created Avalon by climbing to the fourth tower of old Number One lift and crying: 'Lest there be light!'"

Thus begins the madcap adventure of a ski-bum winter toward the end of the 1960s. HCI is otherwise known as George Togalok, a Native American from the Salt River Canyon country. Around him assemble cunning Silver Fox, brainy Duke University, the Outt-keepers, Max, Max's Buddy, some fluffy birds, and other young slackers who want nothing more from life than the chance to ski the fluffy white powder of the Colorado Rockies. "The writing is adept," marveled the review for Skier magazine, 'the plot bewildering, the pace dizzy, and the skiing scenes (as the children say) are out of sight."

Editorial Reviews

Denver Post - Robert Saile
A light, allegorical shorty of a book that swings along in tempo with the hip sub-culture.
Oregon Journal - Jeanne Tellier Leeson
Extremely bizzare and delightfully humorous ... stirs up the ski resort with professional ability and a touch of magic.
Skier - P. E.
The writing is adept, the plot bewildering, the pace dizzy, and the skiing scenes are out of sight.
Library Journal - Suanne Haffner
Vivid and effortless.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781481854764
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
01/31/2013
Pages:
170
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)

Meet the Author

In his years of writing for magazines and newspapers, Daniel Ford skied much of North America and Europe, but always he came back to Aspen, the gem of the Colorado Rockies, where he once spent a ski-bum winter and courted the young woman who became his wife. The High Country Illuminator is his tribute to that town and its mountain, which the locals know as Ajax, and to a time when it was possible for hardy young men (and some young women) to live by their wits in what today is the world's most exclusive ski resort.

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The High Country Illuminator: A Tale of Light and Darkness and the Ski Bums of Avalon 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is the 1960s, in a town very like Aspen, Colorado, and the ski bums are getting restless.