The Best Ski Books for Christmas.

Ski Books make the perfect Christmas present

Where is Rudolph? Where is Blitzen, Baby?

pop quiz: the lyric above is from what song and artist? clue: if every member of the band has the same surname there is sure to be fighting at Christmas.

Christmas has been in the shops for over a month, if you are going to bother, now is the time to do present buying. We recommend these ski books. That way you don’t get caught up in last minute panic buying, and just end up with a load of tatt.

We can help solve your problem if you are stuck for what to buy the ski bum in your life this Christmas. Try this selection of five of the best ski books we know about.

Powder : The greatest Ski Runs on the Planet

The original inspiration for our Best Ski Resorts website and still a coffee table favourite of ours.

Said to contain the most impressive, thrilling and scenic ski runs from around the world.

Impressive photography of long descents, big vertical drops, challenging pistes and stunning scenery. This book is a fabulous inspiration to visit some of the best ski runs on the planet.

The Art of Skiing

Harking back to a time when skiing was for the elite and posters were designed to attract the most sophisticated folk to the Alps! Nonetheless there are some great iconic images.

This book is now out of print, but if you look around, you can usually find a copy on second hand sites like, World of Books.

Where to Ski in Austria

Ski resort operators open new lifts every year, small ski resorts get joined together and form some fabulous bigger resorts. Who wouldn’t want the latest guide to anyywhere it is you want to go?!

This team used to do one just guide, but have recently split them into different countries.

You can now get:

Go Ski : Ski Coaching DVD with Warren Smith.

Ski Coach to the rich and famous, or at least those who agree to do ‘The Jump’ each year.

We met Warren Smith (the author of this one) at the Ski Show, he has some great advice about ski fitness and safety on the mountains.

Next, we shared a lift with him in Kuhtai when they were filming the last (ever) series of ‘The Jump’.

Finally, we signed up to one of his courses: How to Ski Moguls, a one day course at Chill Factore in Manchester. It was brilliant and we’d recommend it to you.

Other Ski Books on the Market.

Not got this one, but it is on my pressie list.
One for the kids, and good inspiration for the next generation of ski bums.

All these ski books and many others are available from Waterstones and other good bookstores.

pop trivia: From the 1989 album ‘Brain Drain’, ‘The Ramones’ belt out ‘Merry Christmas (I don’t want to fight tonight)‘.

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