Powder

The Greatest Ski Runs on the Planet

Author: Patrick Thorne

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 178648675X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 4402

The most impressive, thrilling and scenic ski runs from one of the world's leading ski experts. Long descents, big verts, challenging pistes and stunning scenery, Powder is the definitive guide to the best and most feared ski runs on the planet. Whether you're a serious off-piste skier or a novice with alpine ambitions, this visually stunning guide will undoubtedly inspire the winter Olympian in all of us. Along with classic runs in Chamonix, Whistler and Jackson Hole, Powder will also take you to offbeat and exotic locations such as the Himalayas, the Atlas Mountains and the 2014 Olympic destination of Sochi in Russia - places notable not only for the fantastic skiing and snowboarding, but also for their extraordinary scenery. Powder is the ultimate bucket list for any snowsports enthusiast, challenging beginners and experts alike to take on the most breathtaking runs the world has to offer. Contents include: Mt St Elias, Alaska; Whitehorn 2, Lake Louise, Canada; Inferno, Mürren, Switzerland; Tortin, Verbier, Switzerland; Aiguille Rouge, Les Arcs, France; Klein Matterhorn Descent, Cervinia, Italy; Lyngen Peninsula, Norway; Sochi Olympic Downhill, Rosa Khutor, Russia; Mizuno no Sawa, Niseko, Japan; Everest, Mt Everest, Nepal; The Motatapu Chutes, Treble Cone, New Zealand; Fast One, Mt Buller, Australia; Mt Vinson, Antarctica.

Powder

The Greatest Ski Runs on the Planet

Author: Patrick Thorne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781848663879

Category:

Page: 224

View: 6447

Long descents, big verts, challenging pistes and stunning scenery, Powder is the definitive guide to the best and most feared ski runs on the planet. Whether you're a serious off-piste skier or a novice with alpine ambitions, this visually stunning guide will undoubtedly inspire the winter Olympian in all of us. Along with classic runs in Chamonix, Whistler and Jackson Hole, Powder will also take you to offbeat and exotic locations such as the Himalayas, the Atlas Mountains and the 2014 Olympic destination of Sochi in Russia - places notable not only for the fantastic skiing and snowboarding, but also for their extraordinary scenery. Powder is the ultimate bucket list for any snowsports enthusiast, challenging beginners and experts alike to take on the most breathtaking runs the world has to offer. Contents include: Mt St Elias, Alaska; Whitehorn 2, Lake Louise, Canada; Inferno, Mürren, Switzerland; Tortin, Verbier, Switzerland; Aiguille Rouge, Les Arcs, France; Klein Matterhorn Descent, Cervinia, Italy; Lyngen Peninsula, Norway; Sochi Olympic Downhill, Rosa Khutor, Russia; Mizuno no Sawa, Niseko, Japan; Everest, Mt Everest, Nepal; The Motatapu Chutes, Treble Cone, New Zealand; Fast One, Mt Buller, Australia; Mt Vinson, Antarctica.

Fifty Places to Ski and Snowboard Before You Die

Downhill Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations

Author: Chris Santella

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613125445

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 9848

Fifty Places to Ski and Snowboard Before You Die—the 10th book in the popular Fifty Places series—takes readers to some of the world’s most inspiring skiing/snowboarding destinations: the Chugach Mountains (Alaska); Aspen, Crested Butte, and Steamboat Springs (Colorado); Tuckerman Ravine (New Hampshire); Rusutsu (Japan); Chamonix (France); Portillo (Chile); and Whistler Blackcomb (British Columbia). Based on interviews with leading experts, the book chronicles the rich history of these sports and the people who have mastered them, including Tommy Moe, Jonny Moseley, Billy Kidd, and Greg Harms. Above all, 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. Praise for Fifty Places to Ski and Snowboard Before You Die “Even the reader who gets no farther than the couch can feel transported to the snow-covered peaks, mogul fields, and sparkling expanses sculpted by the book’s avalanche of quirky nuggets, insider tips, and historical perspectives . . . After writing nine other Fifty Places guides, author Chris Santella has the drill down.” —Reuters.com “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 “For powderhounds, Fifty Places to Ski & Snowboard Before You Die by Chris Santella ($25) looks at snow sports destinations around the world.” —Associated Press

Powder

The Greatest Ski Runs on the Planet

Author: Patrick Thorne

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 9781623658397

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 4407

Powder is the definitive guide to the world's top ski and snowboard locations. This comprehensive and visually stunning feast of snow-bound derring-do showcases the very best and most feared descents in the world. Along with classics like Chamonix, Whistler, and Jackson Hole, this book also covers more off-the-beaten-path and exotic locations like the Himalayas, the Atlas Mountains, and the Olympic destination of Socchi in Russia; places that not only stand out for the fantastic skiing, but for the extraordinary scenery found in such uniquely beautiful destinations. Whether you're a serious skier or a novice who's never put on skis in your life, this book will thrill and inspire. With stunning photography and all the information you could need to plan the perfect trip, Powder is the ultimate bucket list for any snow sports enthusiast, challenging beginners and experts alike to take on the most breathtaking runs the world has to offer. North America McConkey's (Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe, California) Gunbarrel (Heavenly, Lake Tahoe, California) Walsh's (Aspen, Colorado) Grizzly (Snowbasin, Utah) Goat (Stowe, Vermont) Corbet's Couloir (Jackson Hole, Wyoming) I Gully, Whitehorm III (Lake Louise, Alberta) La Crete (Monte-Saint-Anne, Alberta) Couloir Extreme (Blackcomb Mountain/Whistler, British Columbia) North Bowl (RevelStoke Mountain Resort, British Columbia) Mount St Elis (Yukon & Alaska Border) Europe Edelgriess (Austria) Patscherkofel (Austria) Strief (Austria) Valluga (Austria) Wilde Grub'n (Austria) Aiguille Rouge (France) Bellecote (France) Face de Bellevarde (France) Pic du Midi (France) Sarenne (France) Vallee Blanche (France) Dammkar (Germany) Kandahah (Germany) Revelation (Greenland) Balma (Italy) Mount Etna (Italy) Olympic (Italy) Val Mesdi (Italy) Kanin to Sella Nevea (Italy/Slovenia) Lyngen Peninsula (Norway) World Championship Run (Poland) Olympic Downhill (Russia) Coire Dubh (Scotland) Luis Arias (Spain) Lindsrapped (Sweden) Back Side (Switzerland) Diavolezza Glacier (Switzerland) Inferno (Switzerland) Parsenn to Kublis (Switzerland) The Wall/Paradise (Switzerland) Klein Matterhorn (Switzerland/Italy) Itinerary 19 (Turkey) South America Eduardo's (Argentina) Roca Jack (Chile) Asia & Oceania Mary's Slide (Australia) Drang South-East Shoulder (India) Mizruno no Sawa (Japan) Fishtail Base Camp (Nepal) Montatapu Chutes (New Zealand)

Ski Atlas of the World

The Complete Reference to the Best Resorts

Author: Arnie Wilson

Publisher: Abbeville Press

ISBN: 9780789209863

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 300

View: 1178

Ski Atlas of the World is a guide for anyone who has an interest in skiing. The focus of the book is a series of eighty profiles of the best places to ski in Europe and North America, including such world-famous resorts as Val d'Isere, Zermatt, Aspen, and Whistler, and such up andcoming ski areas as Bulgaria, Romania, and Slovakia. Each profile details terrain characteristics, resort character and tone, history of the facilities, and more. Double-page maps, including a largescale map of the world's mountain ranges, help readers plan multi-resort trips by illustrating the resorts' locations relative to each other. Rounding out the Atlas is an overview of skiing in Australasia, Japan, and South America. The editors' encyclopedic knowledge of skiing destinations and infectious enthusiasm for the sport inform every page of this resource. Whatever your skill level and no matter what you're looking for in a resort, Ski Atlas of the World will help you find the perfect place to take your next skiing vacation.

Top Ski Resorts of the World

Author: Arnie Wilson

Publisher: New Holland Australia(AU)

ISBN: 9781845375928

Category: Ski resorts

Page: 160

View: 8914

A showcase of 40 of the best skiing areas on four continents. From lively apres-ski and fairytale settings, to demanding runs and snow-making systems. The Ski Club of Great Britain has supplied fact boxes for each resort: accessibility, height, number and level of pistes, and number of lifts.

Ski North America

The Ultimate Travel Guide

Author: David Holyoak

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781552978283

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 9405

A guide to the top 40 ski resorts in North America.

American Ski Resort

Architecture, Style, Experience

Author: Margaret Supplee Smith

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780806142951

Category: Architecture

Page: 334

View: 5217

Explores the combined phenomena of skiing, tourism, and architecture from a national perspective. Focusing on destination ski resorts in New England, the Rocky Mountains, the Far West, and southern Canada, Smith examines the architecture of recreational skiing from the 1930s to 1990, showing how small, family-operated businesses evolved into the massive, theme-oriented, multipurpose ski establishments of today.

The Stylish Life

Skiing

Author: Gabrielle Le Breton

Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Company

ISBN: 9783832732660

Category: Photography

Page: 176

View: 8651

From its origins in China and Scandinavia, the sport of skiing has come a long way to attract daring athletes, tourists and locals on winter holiday, the chic and wealthy leisure class, and international royalty. On the technical side, pioneering innovators developed cutting-edge equipment that, over the years, has grown skiing to become a fiercely competitive spectator sport while, on the cultural side, the exciting and well-groomed stars of the ski world and jetsetter destinations have come to define a distinctive and popular global culture and aspirational lifestyle. The Stylish Life: Skiing is a nostalgic and spectacular journey through alpine history and beyond, including this singularly unique sport's founders, superstars, influence on design and entertainment, and the evolution of its resorts, fashion, equipment, and much more.

50 Classic Ski Descents of North America

Author: Art Burrows,Chris Davenport,Penn Newhard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982615430

Category: Mountaineering

Page: 201

View: 7639

Fifty Classic Ski Descents of North America is a large-format compilation of iconic and aesthetic ski descents from Alaska to Mount Washington. Created by ski mountaineers Chris Davenport, Art Burrows and Penn Newhard, Fifty Classic Ski Descents taps into the local knowledge of contributors such as Andrew McLean, Glen Plake, Lowell Skoog, Chic Scott and Ptor Spricenieks with first person descriptions of their favorite ski descents and insightful perspectives on ski mountaineering past, present and future. The book features 208 pages of gorgeous action and mountain images from many of North America's top photographers. Whether you are planning an expedition to Baffin Island's Polar Star Couloir or heading out for dawn patrol on Mount Superior, Fifty Classic Ski Descents is a visual and inspirational feast of ski mountaineering in North America.

Ultimate Skiing

Author: N.A

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 1450409253

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 2525

All-Mountain Skier

The Way to Expert Skiing

Author: R. Elling

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071408417

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 223

View: 4756

A step-by-step guide to becoming an expert all-mountain skier. It takes you to the difficult places on the mountain - bumps, steeps, and trees - and helps you conquer them. It contains the information you need on equipment - including shaped skis, boots, bindings, and footbeds.

The Golden Age of Waterskiing

Author: Kevin Desmond

Publisher: MotorBooks International

ISBN: 9780760311912

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 128

View: 5001

Break out the suntan oil and wax the skis for this nostalgic look back at one of America's favorite summertime staples! From the first intrepid weekend warriors to strap on their snow skis and lash a length of rope to the back of their buddies' boats through the fabulous resort-town waterski shows of the 1950s and '60s, this comprehensive history features a wealth of evocative period photography in both color and black-and-white. Special focus is given to the development of equipment from the turm of the century to the 1960s, the rise of competitive skiing and waterskiing as entertainment.

The Story of Modern Skiing

Author: John Fry

Publisher: University Press of New England

ISBN: 151260156X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 380

View: 7018

This is the definitive history of the sport that has exhilarated and infatuated about 30 million Americans and Canadians over the course of the last fifty years. Consummate insider John Fry chronicles the rise of a ski culture and every aspect of the sport's development, including the emergence of the mega-resort and advances in equipment, technique, instruction, and competition. The Story of Modern Skiing is laced with revelations from the author's personal relationships with skiing greats such as triple Olympic gold medalists Toni Sailer and Jean-Claude Killy, double gold medalist and environmental champion Andrea Mead Lawrence, first women's World Cup winner Nancy Greene, World Alpine champion Billy Kidd, Sarajevo gold and silver medalists Phil and Steve Mahre, and industry pioneers such as Vail founder Pete Seibert, metal ski designer Howard Head, and plastic boot inventor Bob Lange. Fry writes authoritatively of alpine skiing in North America and Europe, of Nordic skiing, and of newer variations in the sport: freestyle skiing, snowboarding, and extreme skiing. He looks closely at skiing's relationship to the environment, its portrayal in the media, and its response to social and economic change. Maps locating major resorts, records of ski champions, and a timeline, bibliography, glossary, and index of names and places make this the definitive work on modern skiing. Skiers of all ages and abilities will revel in this lively tale of their sport's heritage.

Gabriela Le Breton. Ediz. inglese, tedesca e francese

Author: Gabriella Le Breton

Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Company

ISBN: 9783832734114

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 255

View: 9446

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.

Higher Love

Skiing the Seven Summits

Author: Kit Deslauriers

Publisher: Archer Books

ISBN: 9781941729014

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 512

View: 542

Centered on her quest to climb and ski the “Seven Summits,” Higher Love is a hero’s journey, rich with personal insights, life-threatening consequences, and a thrilling crescendo. Spanning seven continents in just two years, this is Kit’s personal account of the secret journey that would change her heart and her life forever. From braving Antarctica’s bone-chilling temperatures to trudging through an African rain forest, from corn snow on the continental slopes of Australia to blue ice on Everest, Kit leads you up each mountain and gives you a heart-racing ride back down. This candid, fast-paced story shows how inspiration, teamwork and honoring our true nature blazes the trail to every summit, on or off the mountain.

Freedom Found

My Life Story

Author: Warren Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780963614469

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 3547

Pages with plates are numbered A1-A16 and B1-B16.

The Glass Castle

A Memoir

Author: Jeannette Walls

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439156964

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 1924

The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.

Chasing Epic

The Snowboard Photography of Jeff Curtes

Author: Jeff Curtes

Publisher: Ammo Books

ISBN: 9781623260286

Category: Photography

Page: 96

View: 8093

Snowboarding as a winter sport has exploded in popularity in the last 25 years. One of the most prolific and talented photographers of this extreme sport is Jeff Curtes. CHASING EPIC: THE SNOWBOARD PHOTOGRAPHS OF JEFF CURTES is not only the ultimate document of snowboardingbut an impressive artistic achievement as well. Curtes's camera juxtaposes the best snowboarders of our time, including Shaun White and many others, across impossibly beautiful, majestic, and insane mountainsides. His compositions emphasize the lone individual soaring across awe-inspiring landscapes in an almost surreal and sometimes abstract figure/ground/sky relationship. Curtes's images capture the skill, courage, and freedom that these athletes possess in their pursuit of the perfect ride. Jeff Curtes has been at the forefront of the snowboarding industry's imagery since his first published work back in 1992. In 1994, Curtes signed with Burton Snowboards and had been their principal photographer until 2012, nearly 20 years behind the lens on the snow. Jeff's work with Burton,originating with action-centric images, was unique in that it came from within the core snowboarder's lifestyle. He was living and breathing snowboarding with his brother, Joe Curtes, as they traveled from the Midwest to the Mountains of the West Coast. Burton allowed Curtes to travel the world in search of the epic conditions that every snowboarder dreams of, and, in return, Curtes's camera delivered an overwhelming collection of photographs to their light table.These images not only made incredible advertising and catalog content but also defined a subculture and captured the early history of snowboarding like no others before.

Ski & Snow Country

The Golden Years of Skiing in the West, 1930s-1950s

Author: N.A

Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 120

View: 3461

Return to the early days of skiing in the West, when movie stars shared lifts with the first "extreme" skiers. Atkeson's photos and Miller's essay are fascinating.