Written by Peter Oliver and part of the impressive Outside series this Skiing and Snowboarding book is for any one who enjoys good text and great pictures.
The book is divided into four key areas - North American classics, European classics, the Discovery Zone and for the people who like being on the edge, Beyond Boundaries.
As a mixture of 'how to' and a travel guide Peter's book manages to cover a great subject in a relaxed way.
Each region or ski area is covered in some detail and includes location, season, terrain acreage, vertical rise and average snowfall. This gives you an opportunity to get the lowdown on those remote areas before you start packing your gear.
Whether you are a mad keen snow freak or just an armchair traveller you will find Skiing and Snowboarding a great read.
Reviewed by David Lynch