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Any suggestions ? I am from EU and want to buy one ...:
post #2 of 9
Three come to my mind [various perspectives]. Do they meet your criteria for ‘up-to-date’

Ski the Whole Mountain:
http://www.amazon.com/Ski-Whole-Mountain-Condition-Time/dp/0971774838

Brilliant Skiing:
http://www.edgechange.com/

Open Your Heart with Skiing:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/1601660065?tag=wwwepicskicom-20&camp=15309&creative=331441&linkCode=st1&creativ eASIN=074326990X&adid=0ZT0H6Y3RYZ9K4NZG0WW&
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Originally Posted by DonDenver View Post
Three come to my mind [various perspectives]. Do they meet your criteria for ‘up-to-date’

Ski the Whole Mountain:
http://www.amazon.com/Ski-Whole-Mountain-Condition-Time/dp/0971774838

Brilliant Skiing:
http://www.edgechange.com/

Open Your Heart with Skiing:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/1601660065?tag=wwwepicskicom-20&camp=15309&creative=331441&linkCode=st1&creativ eASIN=074326990X&adid=0ZT0H6Y3RYZ9K4NZG0WW&

I think he meant about American ski resorts....

Here are a few basic sites. I'd do some further research...I'm not familiar with that many books that fit this topic anymore.

http://www.skiresortsguide.com/

http://www.skiindex.com/world/
post #4 of 9
This is a decent one; I think that they have a printed version as well.
post #5 of 9
It is definitely American. It is not really up to date (1997).

But...

The Jackson Hole coffee table book by David Gonzales is a treasure. While the book mostly covers Jackson Hole, it is a wonderful look at the skiers who helped make the sport what it is today. It does a very good job of capturing the extreme spirit that existed when JH was build and how the staff would look around the mountain (at Corbett's Coulior in particular) and say:

"Someday, somebody will ski that..."
post #6 of 9
You're probably all tired of hearing me flog Where to Ski and Snowboard (honestly, I have nothing to do with the book. It's actually published by a competitor). It's the best book for Europe that I know of. The US section is shorter, but it's really, really well done. I planned a Jackson Hole trip, for example, using this guide, and thought it was right on. If you want to ski Powder Mountain or Whitewater or something, it's not the book for you. But the coverage of the major North American resorts is excellent.
post #7 of 9
I have this: The Unofficial Guide to Skiing and Snowboarding in the West
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0764539272

It gives a good rundown of all the major areas in the western US.
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I have this: The Unofficial Guide to Skiing and Snowboarding in the West
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0764539272

It gives a good rundown of all the major areas in the western US.
Agreed - very useful book. Many guides or coffee table books simply reprint or rehash whatever they get from ski resort marketing or PR departments. This book does not - it's independent, practical, and realistic.
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I think he meant about American ski resorts....

Pretty funny. He said he wanted to buy one. I think he was talking about books, unless he has 10 or 20 mil to drop. Then, he probably would be going through other channels to purchase.

Not resorts, not where to go . . . books:
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