We are now part-way through publishing a new series of single-country ski resort guides to replace the comprehensive annual guide Where to Ski and Snowboard – for 20 years, up to 2016, the British skier’s bible. The first was Where to Ski in Austria, published in October 2017; France was published in 2018; Italy is being published in 2019.
Like dear old WTSS, the new books are based on the firm foundations of thorough research, impartial evaluation, reader-friendly layout and engaging, warts-and-all text. They cover in detail all the resorts you’re likely to be interested in, and the books on France and Italy include brief descriptions of many more resorts in a Directory at the back of the book.
Where to Ski books assess what each resort has to offer for everyone, with unprecedented detail on the skiing for beginners, for cautious blue-run skiers and for those wanting to head off-piste (as well as the confident intermediate skiers who make up the core of the market). They include recommended hotels and apartment residences, and restaurants both in the village and on the mountain. And much more …
The books are very easy to use. At the start of each chapter is a clear, no-nonsense summary of the resort, with eleven key star-ratings. The books are printed in full colour, with a bold, bright design incorporating carefully chosen photos and panoramic mountain maps. They are a handy A5 size; Austria has 192 pages, France 240 pages, Italy 152 pages.
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You can buy the books at a discount on the bookshop price on this site.