Author

David Goodman is an author, skier, investigative journalist, musician, and mountaineer. His varied passions have led him to write about a diverse mix of topics, from the outdoors, world politics to the impact of a natural disaster on his hometown in Vermont. This is his tenth book. His articles have appeared in Outside, Travel & Leisure, Men’s Journal, Ski, Skiing, Backcountry, the Los Angeles Times, and other national publications. He is a contributing writer for Mother Jones.

Goodman is a three-time winner of the Harold S. Hirsch Award for Excellence in Ski Writing, the highest award of the North American Ski Journalists Association—twice for his magazine writings and once for Classic Backcountry Skiing: A Guide to the Best Ski Tours in New England (AMC, 1989). He is also a recipient of the International Ski History Association’s Ullr Award for his writings on ski history.

Goodman is also the co-author of four New York Times bestsellers that he has written with his sister Amy Goodman (host of the news show Democracy Now!): Democracy Now! Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America (Simon & Schuster, 2016); The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers and the Media That Love Them (Hyperion, 2004); Static: Government Liars, Media Cheerleaders and the People Who Fight Back (Hyperion, 2006), and Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times (Hyperion, 2008). He is also the author of Fault Lines: Journeys Into the New South Africa (University of California Press, 2002). The previous editions of this guidebook that he authored are Backcountry Skiing Adventures: Classic Ski and Snowboard Tours in Maine and New Hampshire, and a companion volume, Classic Ski and Snowboard Tours in Maine and New Hampshire.

David Goodman is a graduate of Harvard University. He grew up dreaming of becoming a professional clarinetist, but ended up developing a few other interests. He has worked as a mountaineering instructor for Outward Bound, a wilderness emergency medical technician, and mostly, as a writer. He still plays clarinet, as an avid amateur.

Goodman’s travels have taken him to five continents. But he still insists that his favorite place to explore is in his backyard, the mountains of the Northeast. He lives with his wife, Sue Minter, and children, Ariel and Jasper, in Waterbury Center, Vermont.