Author(s): Patrick Thorne
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, Murren, 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 worked as a journalist and editor before setting out on a quest to ski every skiable location on the planet. Patrick went on to build the most extensive database of skiing destinations in the world, compiling more than 6,000 areas in 80 countries - a database that today lies behind many of the world's ski-related websites and literature. As well as writing for publications worldwide, Patrick has himself been featured in many articles and his work has been sold to top resorts around the world.