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

By Chris Santella
Foreword by Matt Hansen


Price: $27.50

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  • Publication Date: October 15, 2013
  • Imprint: Stewart, Tabori & Chang
  • Trim Size: 7 x 8
  • ISBN: 9781617690549
  • Page Count: 224
  • Illustrations: 45 color illustrations
  • Rights: World/All

“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 a freelance writer and marketing consultant based in Portland, Oregon. A regular contributor to the New York Times and, he has also contributed to the New Yorker, Travel & Leisure, Golf, American Lawyer, and Delta Sky. Santella is the author of nine other titles in the Fifty Places series, as well as STC’s Fifty Favorite Fly-Fishing Tales and Why I Fly Fish.