Fifty Places to Ski and Snowboard Before You Die: Downhill Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations (Hardcover)

Fifty Places to Ski and Snowboard Before You Die: Downhill Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations By Chris Santella, Matt Hansen (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Chris Santella, Matt Hansen (Foreword by)
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“Quirky nuggets, insider tips, and historical perspectives.” —Reuters
“Whether you’re an expert looking to hit the double diamond moguls or a beginner who wants a gentle slope just in case stopping is an issue, these spots have a little something for everyone.” —The Daily Beast
 
Pack up your skis or snowboard, fly out, and strap on, because you’re about to take a trip to the most amazing slopes the world has ever seen!
 
Based on interviews with leading experts, Fifty Places to Ski and Snowboard Before You Die chronicles the rich history of these sports and the people who have mastered them, including Tommy Moe, Jonny Moseley, Billy Kidd, and Greg Harms. With words and color photography, it takes you to all the fabulous mountains you’ve visited—and those you have always wanted to visit.
 
Fly up to the mountains and explore the world’s most inspiring skiing and snowboarding destinations:
  • Chugach Mountains (Alaska)
  • Aspen, Crested Butte, and Steamboat Springs (Colorado)
  • Tuckerman Ravine (New Hampshire)
  • Rusutsu (Japan)
  • Chamonix (France)
  • Portillo (Chile)
  • Whistler Blackcomb (British Columbia)
  • Mammoth Mountain and Squaw Valley (California)
  • Kashmir (India)
  • Taos (New Mexico)
  • Jay Peak, Mad River Glen, Stowe (Vermont)
  • Jackson Hole (Wyoming)
  • And more!
Above all, author Chris Santella provides readers with the gorgeous scenery, the glamorous ambiance, and the always-thrilling experience of visiting mountains from the Alps to the Rockies, whether it’s après-ski in Cortina or helicopter rides into virgin Alaskan powder.
 
If you’re jetting off on your next getaway or just armchair-traveling this season, Santella’s guide will inspire beginners and black-diamond experts alike.

About the Author


Chris Santella is the author of 21 books, including 17 titles in the Fifty Places series. Based in Portland, Oregon, Biking with Grandma is his first picture book.
 
Product Details
ISBN: 9781617690549
ISBN-10: 1617690546
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang
Publication Date: October 15th, 2013
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Fifty Places