100 Best Ski Resorts of the World
Gorgeous surroundings, congenial gathering places, articulate instructors, challenging terrain, and professional management--all these and more make for a terrific ski (or snowboard) experience. But where to go?
In 100 Best Ski Resorts of the World, author Gerry Wingenbach does a great job at giving an array of appealing options. He describes in evocative detail each location's essential elements that will ensure a memorable vacation for beginner and expert alike. Complete practical information allows for quick reference and easy planning; fascinating historical tidbits and personality profiles give added insight to the character and tone of each locale. There are even suggestions for the non-skiier in the party. With information on ski schools, snowfall, and nearby attractions, this guide will lead readers straight from the armchair to the slopes.
Each listing includes:
*Detailed description as to the resort's character and tone
*All basic statistics, such as acreage, vertical drop, elevation, and number of lifts, runs, trails, valleys, and ski areas
*Expert evaluation of range of difficulty
*Assessment of annual snowfall, snowmaking, and instruction
*Information on other winter activities, including snowboarding, luge, and ice skating
*"Best Bets" lists of the choice runs for beginners, intermediates, advanced, and expert skiiers; lunch options; what to do off the slopes; and the best places to stay
*Essential telephone and fax numbers, street and e-mail addresses, websites, and the easiest way to get there
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