In 2008 Chic Scott incorporated Assiniboine Publishing Limited. The first project that the company undertook was to publish “Deep Powder and Steep Rock, the Life of Mountain Guide Hans Gmoser”.

"Deep Powder and Steep Rock" is now SOLD OUT.

Assiniboine Publishing hires professional editors, layout and design artists to create their books. Chic coordinates the projects and the company finances the books. There are more books planned for the future, so watch this space for news.

Assiniboine publishing can be reached at:

Box 1653
Banff, AB
T1L 1B5

Phone 403-763-7296

Commercial distribution of our books (ie to book stores) is through:

Alpine Book Peddlers
140 – 105 Bow Meadows Cr
Canmore, AB
T1W 2W8

Phone: 403-678-2280.




Deep Powder and Steep Rock
The Life of Mountain Guide Hans Gmoser

Hans Gmoser played a major role in creating Canada’s vibrant mountain community. Although known internationally as the father of heli-skiing, he was much more than that: a talented rock climber, tireless expedition leader, a mountain guide, film maker and organizer.

Deep Powder and Steep Rock presents an intimate portrait of this charismatic man. Much of the story is told in Gmoser’s own words, gleaned from his diaries, expedition journals, film commentaries and personal correspondence. It is a unique tale of adventure, hard work, perseverance and ultimate success.

Special Hardcover Edition with enclosed DVD of three Hans Gmoser film.


Tommy and Lawrence
The Ways and the Trails of Lake O'Hara

In 2010 Assiniboine Publishing undertook to reissue, on behalf of the Lake O'Hara Trails Club, Tommy and Lawrence, the Ways and the Trails of Lake O'Hara. Published originally in 1983, this book tells the story of George K. K. 'Tommy' Link and Lorenzo 'Lawrence' Grassi, the two colourful individuals who designed and built the majority of the trails at Lake O'Hara.

No digital material was available from the first edition so it was necessary to completely rebuild the book adding many new photographs and a map of the Lake O'Hara region.

5.5"x8.5", soft cover, 88 pp B&W, 16 pp colour

Cost: $13.00 + GST and Postage

Mountain Romantics
The White/Whytes of Banff

This book tells the story of the White/Whyte family of Banff — pioneers Dave and Annie who created a successful mercantile business in Banff, their son Cliff who played a major role in creating the Mount Norquay ski resort and Skoki Lodge, his brother Peter and his wife Catharine who became two of the most famous artists of the Canadian Rockies, Clifford Jackson White and his wife Bev who created modern Sunshine Village Ski Resort, Jon Whyte the poet and historian and Cliffy, Brad and Tristan White who have had distinguished careers in the Warden Service and the tourist industry.

This book tells the story of one of the most unique towns in Canada, through its ups and downs, and the colourful characters who have called Banff home.

Lavishly illustrated 11”x9”, hard cover, 232 pp B&W, 48 pp colour

Cost: $40.00 + GST and Postage