Ultimate Skiing Adventures
|Illustrations:||107 colour photos
|Size:||255 x 196 mm
Ultimate Skiing Adventures takes you on a skiing voyage around the planet’s biggest, best and most unusual ski destinations – from the huge mega-resorts of the French Alps to sailing along Iceland’s north coast in search of great snow, there are exciting adventures that will appeal to everyone from novice to expert.
The inspirational descriptions of 100 locations combine Alf Alderson’s personal experience with the input of experts in all aspects of skiing and mountain sports and are accompanied by stunning full-page photography from some of the world’s foremost ski photographers.
This book allows you to escape onto the slopes in your own home. Perfect for planning your next ski trip or indulging in some armchair skiing of slopes that only the most adventurous will tackle.
And it’s not just about skiing – the contents cover avalanche rescue techniques, snow science, road trips, the work of ski patrollers and resorts so remote and obscure that you may never have heard of them.
The book is divided into sections on Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, Scandinavia and the Rest of the World. Discover where you will ski next – in reality or in your imagination.
"This season’s most inspiring coffee-table read." The Telegraph, Nov 2020
“If I had to select one ski book to be my companion – to inspire, inform and fill me with a love of skiing then this would be it.” James Cove, Editor and Founder of PlanetSKI
“Whether you are a beginner or expert, Ultimate Skiing Adventures will have you itching to get back to the slopes.” Frank ‘Scoop’ Baldwin, Skier & Snowboarder magazine
“Any skier looking to tick off the ultimate bucket list of adventure destinations will love this book. Just a word of caution though, once opened the first-hand accounts and dreamy photos draw you into a wonderful world of snow that will be hard to resist. Prepare to travel!” Rob Stewart, Ski Press
“Thoroughly (and quite literally) at home in the mountains, few people know the sport, the mountains, the resorts and the personalities as well as Alf Alderson, and no one else writes about it with such verve and passion. “ Tim Hughes, Features Editor, Oxford Mail and The Oxford Times