Clearly, the need for a dedicated travel guide, combining the highest possible standards of editorial accuracy with the credibility snowboarding’s literate, savvy practitioners demand, is long overdue.
With this in mind, Footprint Travel Guides, who specialise in encouraging independent travellers to tread their own path, has teamed up with a team of top snowboarders and travel writers to create a definitive new travel guide — Snowboarding the World. The guide covers 100 resorts in 19 counties worldwide.
From the outset, the team have attempted to represent the diversity that hooks snowboarders from their first day on the hill. As well as featuring every major resort of note in the world (Chamonix, St Anton, Davos etc), Snowboarding the World shines a light on some of snowboarding’s lesser known gems, such as Iran’s Shemshak (where men and women still have their own separate lift queues!), and the upcoming Japanese powder paradise of Niseko.
Each resort featured includes an invaluable and user-friendly key, ensuring the guide is easy to follow. Most importantly, it closely examines the topics snowboarders are interested in — from the availability of vegetarian food and the resort’s approach to environmental issues, to the ease of internet access and the availability of cutting-edge fun parks and halfpipe facilities.
Between them, co-authors Matt Barr 30, Chris Moran 33 and Ewan Wallace, 29 have almost half a century of snowboarding experience, with Ewan still riding on the pro circuit. They have dedicated the past few years to creating this comprehensive snowboarding guide for riders of every level.
Thanks to the fact they were willing to spend years snowboarding the world’s best resorts, Snowboarding the World is set to become the new bible for snowboarders whether they are spending their days falling on the piste or riding hidden powder.
Snowboarding the World is available in bookstores and www.footprintbooks.com, and at £19.99 it is a great deal for any snow enthusiast or beginner.
SPECIAL READER OFFER: Footprint Books are offering a 25% discount, excluding P&P, when ordering the book from www.footprintbooks.com — just use the promotion code ‘riders’.
www.footprintbooks.com /snowboarding also offers you a chance to WIN a seven night winter sports holiday for two people to the Hotel Aalborg in Les Deux Alpes, France or the Hotel Tyrol in Kitzbuhel, Austria courtesy of Neilson.
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