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Title:
Thomas Cook international top 50 ski resorts
Author:
Wilson, Arnold, 1931-
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Publication Information:
Exeter : Webb & Bower, 1989.
Physical Description:
200 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780863502484
Format :
Book

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THE INCREASING POPULARITY OF SKIING HAS PROMPTED ARNOLD WILSON TO WRITE THIS PERCEPTIVE, SOMETIMES WITTY, ALWAYS INFORMATIVE BOOK ON THE WORLD'S TOP SKI RESORTS. FMT.280X223MM,208PP, 130 COLOUR ILLUSTRATIONS, TARGET PRICE $14.95. 02/05/89-AGREED;7500+THOMAS COOK+BCX331PX$15.95.125 PRESENTERS TO BE SUPPLIED IN TWO WEEKS FOR VIKING U.S. TO BE CHARGED AT COST.PLUS 10 REST OF THE GROUP FREE.


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Booklist Review

Wilson, journalist and avid skier, takes the reader to his 50 personal favorite ski areas in the world--resorts in Argentina, Austria, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, and the U.S. His descriptions feature useful ski area information, including a box on ski mileage, lifts, trail difficulty, and elevations; famous, picturesque, and exciting ski runs (such as Vallee Blanche in Chamonix and the run from St. Anton's Valluga to Zurs--his all-time most challenging); and material on apres ski, culture, and history (such as sixteenth-century physician Theoprastus Bombastus von Hohenheim's comments on the mineral springs of St. Moritz). Although Wilson's top area "for all classes of skier" is a resort in Colorado (can you guess?), he projects that in the year 2000, up-and-coming areas, including those in Asia, Australia, and the Middle East, may be in contention. The tantalizing color photos that accompany profiles show off the splendor of the world's greatest snowcapped treasures as well as the romantic villages nestled below. Guaranteed to send downhillers running for their skis and entice the armchair traveler. No index. --Bob McCray