- Publisher: Mountain Sports Press (January 1, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 096767476X
- ISBN-13: 978-0967674766
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 6.3 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,428,673 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Where To Ski and Snowboard Worldwide: The Reuters Guide Paperback – January 1, 2001
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The book is missing pricing info which is a bit of a gap but everything else is done so well its hardly a complaint. There are some real bargains to be had, especially in Italy and Austria, and less so in Switzerland and France. ...Read more ›
SE has a little nice text specifically on European resorts,
but this Reuters guide is head and shoulders vastly
better organized, has color geographic and trail maps which
SE lacks which is a criticism by a reviewer of SE. Pages have
color chapter tabs by country or state. This book is packed.
If you find the text fonts small: you might want a magnifying
reading glass (worth it).
Each chapter starts with +s and -s for each area or region
as well as various ratings.
Travel, lodging, eating, tend to be covered lightly but
Gill and Watts also has a small nice relatively complete attempt
to list "all" resorts in the entire world in the index.
This book is mostly oriented toward Alpine downhill skiing and
very little Nordic skiing whereas SE has a small multipage
chapter and Nordic comment associated with each resort.
This book, and other ski oriented books is likely best
supplemented by a conventional regional travel guide like
Lonely Planet, but this book is quite adequate stand alone.
Small detail: SE lacks Norway and many other European countries
and ski areas: it is largely oriented to the Alps.
SE has slightly better coverage of Spain (the Pyrenees AND
the Sierra Nevada): a slight plus (+) if interested in Spain.
There are a few UKisms in this book for American readers.
It is amusing to read about the English view of American resorts.
This can be regarded as a calibration to those who are
knowledgeable of your listed local resorts in this book.
Worldwide skiing really is not oriented toward beginning skiers,
especially those only speaking English in non-English speaking
resorts (better to learn near home: save your money) and get more
benefit as a more intermediate or advanced skier.
Basically, the book is fantastic. It's well organized, well laid out, and crammed full of carefully researched descriptions. If they don't have info about a particular aspect of a place, for example, the ski schools, they will say so upfront. But this is a rare occurance; usually they have clear, concise and dead-on accurate information about resorts literally worldwide. They know their own preferences well enough to state them clearly, so that you can easily figure out how your take on things compares to the authors'.
As another amazon reviewer suggested, reading the reviews of resorts that you've skied will give you a standard from which you can guage their perspective. They review trails for all levels: beginner, intermediate (see below) and expert. They are particularly good at breaking up that catch-all term "intermediate", and describing trails at different resorts as appropriate for the "aggressive" intermediate or "timid" intermediate.
I would not suggest reading this book on the fly; there is just too much information in there. Read through it before you plan your trip, if you want to get the most out of your time and money.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I use this guide to plan Alpine Ski trips. It is very useful and has a lot of inside information. Even we stupid Americans will find it very helpful.Published on December 6, 2013 by Walter D. Eichensehr
Absolutely the best, most accurate and most user friendly book ever published on worldwide ski resorts. Read morePublished on September 10, 2007 by stevem
With all the resources on skiing available on the web, printed guidebooks have almost become obsolete. Read morePublished on September 11, 2005 by Amazon Customer
This was an invaluable guide for going to europe and enjoying some classic and wonderful skiing. The book was so worth the cost that I packed it with me to review plans for the... Read morePublished on April 6, 2002
I cashed the frequent flyer miles and finally went to Europe in the winter. I used this book as a guide among others and found this to be the best source of information to put... Read morePublished on April 6, 2002
This is the rare guidebook that is exactly what it claims to be. It is a great resource for planning a ski trip and, particularly, for choosing between a number of different... Read morePublished on January 10, 2002 by Kyle C. Jones
(based on the UK edition of this book Where to Ski and Snowboard 2002, The Reuters guide, slightly different cover, contents presumably largely similar)
Good accurate unbiased... Read more