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

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

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

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


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617690549
Publisher: Abrams
Publication date: 10/15/2013
Series: Fifty Places
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 401,183
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 8

Foreword 9

Introduction 11

The Destinations

1 Alaska: Chugach Mountains Tag Kleiner 17

2 Alaska: Tordrillo Mountains Tom Bie 21

3 Alberta: Banff/Lake Louise Dan Markmam 25

4 Antarctica: Antarctic Peninsula Doug Stoup 29

5 Argentina: Tierra del Fuego Daniel Griffith 33

6 Austria: Kitzbühel Atle Skårdal 38

7 Austria: St. Anton Geli Stefan Håusl 43

8 British Columbia: Bugaboos Fred Noble 47

9 British Columbia: Kootenay John Laing 53

10 British Columbia: The Selkirks Lyndell Keating 57

11 British Columbia: Whistler Blackcomb Andrew Weibrecht 61

12 California: Mammoth Mountain Steve Taylor 65

13 California: Squaw Valley USA Jonny Moseley 69

14 Chile: Portillo Greg Harms 75

15 Colorado: Arapahoe Basin Canoace Horgan 79

16 Colorado: Aspen Chris Kuug 83

17 Colorado: Crested Butte Derek Taylor 87

18 Colorado: Silverton Mountain Cory Smith 91

19 Colorado: Steamboat Billy Kido 95

20 Colorado: Telluride Paul Zabel 99

21 Colorado: Vail Pete Seibert Jr. 105

22 France: Chamonix Valley Aurelien Ducroz 109

23 France: Vald'Isére Jane Jacquemod 113

24 Idaho: Sun Valley Reggie Crist 117

25 India: Kashmir Chris Patterson 120

26 Italy: Cortina d'Ampezzo John Frasca 125

27 Japan: Niseko and Beyond Tommy Moe 129

28 Japan: Rusutsu Creg Doyle 133

29 Montana: Greater Bozeman Pat Holland 137

30 New Hampshire: Cannon Mountain Rich Smith 141

31 New Hampshire: Tuckerman Ravine Jake Risch 145

32 New Mexico: Taos Tait Wardlaw 149

33 New Zealand: Craigieburn Range Club Fields Nick Castagholi 153

34 New Zealand: Southern Alps Mark Se Don 157

35 Norway: Lyngen Alps Kelly Holland 161

36 Oregon: Mt. Bachelor Mike Adams 165

37 Oregon: The Wallowas Kevin Wright 169

38 Quebec: Le Massif Leslie Anthony 173

39 Quebec: Mont-Tremblant Eric Gagne 177

40 Russia: Kamchatka James Morland 181

41 Russia: Krasnaya Polyana Thibaud Duchosal 185

42 Switzerland: Zermatt Amadé Perrig 189

43 Utah: Alta John Stifter 193

44 Utah: Deer Valley Resort Heidi Voelker 197

45 Utah: Solitude Dean Roberts 201

46 Vermont: Jay Peak John Witherspoon 205

47 Vermont: Mad River Glen Eric Friedman 209

48 Vermont: Stowe Jeff Wise 213

49 Washington: Mount Baker Tom Monterosso 217

50 Wyoming: Jackson Hole Matt Hansen 221

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