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Whether at world-class ski resorts or on slopes covered with man-made snow, people of all ages seek out the unique thrill of skiing year after year. Ski Atlas of the World is an invaluable reference guide for anyone who has an interest in skiingG or like Arnie Wilson, the AtlasG 's globetrotting, resort-hopping, Guinness recordG setting editor, a passion for it.The focus of the book is a series of 80 profiles of the best places to ski in Europe and North America, including such world-famous resorts as Val dG Isere, Zermatt, Aspen, and Whistler, and such up-and-coming ski areas as Bulgaria, Romania, and Slovakia. Each profile details terrain characteristics, resort character and tone, history of the facilities, and more. Double-page maps appear throughout the book, beginning with a large-scale map of the worldG 's mountain ranges and followed by maps showing the resortsG locations relative to each other. Rounding out the Atlas is an overview of skiing in Australasia, Japan, and South America.The editorG 's encyclopedic knowledge of skiing destinations and infectious enthusiasm for the sport inform all 300 pages of this outstanding resource. Whatever your skill level and no matter what youG re looking for in a resort, Ski Atlas of the World will help you find the perfect place to take your next skiing vacation.