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Skiing Around the World with Jimmy Petterson ─ Best Ski Books on the Planet

Jimmy Petterson is one of the world’s most published ski journalists, with photos and stories having appeared in 20 countries. Jimmy has spent a lifetime in search of the coziest ski village, the most spectacular mountaintop view and the ultimate powder descent, and for the past 25 years, he has been writing about and photographing his experiences for ski and travel magazines. Now, one can find all of Jimmy’s work compiled in his seminal two-volume set of books, Skiing Around the World, Volumes I and II. In these two books, Jimmy takes skiers on an odyssey through all seven continents to visit 500-plus ski resorts in more than 70 countries. Close to 1000 pages and 1500 full-color photos describe skiing possibilities virtually everywhere on the planet.

Skiing Around the World Volume I had a print run of 10,000 copies and sold out completely in three years. Now, in  conjunction with the completion of Skiing Around the World Volume II, Jimmy’s first book will be available again for the first time in many years.

Are you interested in the biggest and most famous resorts? Visit St. Anton, Chamonix, Verbier, and Aspen with Jimmy. Do you revel in the remote and exotic? Travel with Jimmy to go heli-skiing in Turkey, ski touring in Albania, skiing by snowmobile in Greenland, and landing high up on the Tasman Glacier of New Zealand in a small ski plane to ski the powder amidst the glacier’s blue seracs. Perhaps you prefer to discover some secret powder stashes that are not at the end of the world? Jimmy will share with you his experiences in the little known resorts of Silverton, Colorado; Kaunertal, Austria; Røldal, Norway; and Haldigrat, Switzerland.

Whether your dream is to make a solitary track in the powder in Kyrgyzstan or to ski the pistes and enjoy the après-ski in Saalbach, gather some tips from one of the world’s most traveled skiers. The biggest and the best resorts, the exotic and the obscure, and the craziest locations to ski—you will find it all here. Not dry guide books, these two books are well written chronicles of Jimmy’s experiences that are sure to inspire skiers, boarders, and travelers to follow their own dreams of adventure. If you have a passion for skiing, this book is a must for your library.

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