The Greatest Ski Runs on the Planet. Forew. by Axel Naglich
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.
Patrick 'Snowhunter' Thorne has been a writer most of his life. He works as a ski travel journalist and editor and has worked to locate every ski area on the planet, building the most extensive database of skiing destinations in the world, containing more than 6,000 ski areas in 80 countries. This database now lies behind many of the world's ski-related websites and literature. Such is his obsession with snow sports that in 2016 he researched snow conditions on the moons and planets of the solar system and compiled 'Snow in Space' a guide to snow on 22 celestial bodies. As well as writing for publications worldwide, Patrick has himself been featured in many articles, particularly due to his work highlighting the damage climate change is doing to ski areas worldwide through his saveoursnow.com website.