Higher, faster, further—skiing is more than a hobby, it’s a way of life. Originally an adventurous way to move through ice and snow, skiing is now the number one wintertime recreational activity. More popular than ever before, the snow lures thousands of die-hard fans to the airy heights of the world’s mountains. Anyplace where even a few flakes fall, there are dedicated skiers—forever hunting for the longest run in the Andes, the most spectacular downhill in the Alps, the most legendary chalet in the Rockies. In this book, skiing expert Gabriella Le Breton assembles everything passionate skiers want to know, and a lot more—the most beautiful views, the most remote resorts, the best restaurants. And of course, real skiing legends have their say, providing tips for life on the two pieces of wood that mean everything.
GABRIELLA LE BRETON, author of The Stylish Life: Skiing, knows about 130 ski areas around the world, jumps out of helicopters to ski, and also skis under the midnight sun. Her skiing articles are regularly featured in outlets including the Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph, Condé Nast Traveler, and Vanity Fair.
- Ski nostalgia: from the pioneers of the sport to the birth of skiing as the number one wintertime recreational activity
- Ski around the world: from the Alps to the Andes, from the Rockies to the Himalayas—the best runs and the most spectacular downhills
- Ski lifestyle: Fashion, style, accomodations and truly having fun off the slopes