A must-have tome for any ski fan, this wonderfully illustrated book is about all things skiing. Beginning with early Alpine pioneers through to the development of modern skiing, author and ski aficionado Gabriella Le Breton presents the evolution of this much-loved mountain sport and all the essentials of contemporary ski culture. Where is the longest run in the Andes? Which is the most spectacular descent in the Alps? Which is the most legendary hut in the Rockies? Hit the slopes with all of this expert insider info, as well as the best in ski fashion, style, accommodations, and apres ski entertainment.