New-look Where to Ski out in October

5th September 2017, by Abi Butcher

Chis Gill unveils Where to Ski in Italy and Where to Ski in Austria

Chis Gill unveils Where to Ski in Italy and Where to Ski in Austria

Where to Ski is back! Last night, Monday 4 September, Editor Gill and Editor Watts hosted our annual launch in London — unveiling the first of a number of new, smaller guides to individual countries.

A preview copy of Where to Ski in Austria was presented to gathered press, ski industry colleagues and friends at the launch in London supported by Italian ski area Alta Badia and Austrian resort Kitzbühel.

Where to Ski in Austria will be published in mid-October, along with Where to Ski in Italy, and we will be taking orders early next month.

“Where to Ski Mark Two is not a watered down version of the original, the books have been written from scratch with an improved structure, more attention for beginners and the less confident intermediates,” said Chris Gill, who has taken over as publisher and editor, with Dave Watts now consultant editor.

After 20 editions of the book, Gill and Watts last year decided on a radical change of direction. Instead of a comprehensive annual guide, Editor Gill will be publishing smaller guides to individual countries, starting next month with Where to Ski in Austria and Where to Ski in Italy. France and Switzerland will follow next year, with possibly Scandinavia after that.

Each of the guides contain more resorts than Where to Ski and Snowboard did, and the name has changed. 

Where to Ski and Snowboard started life as Where to Ski,” writes Chris in the new guide. “The ‘Snowboard’ bit was added in year three, after Dave and I decided to get to grips with boarding and sent ourselves off to Colorado to take a course strictly for grown-ups. Twenty years on, ski resorts are still called ski resorts, so the ‘Snowboard’ has gone.”

There will also be e-books, though Editor Gill said last night the “digital tide” may be turning: “Last year there was a nine per cent increase in sales of non-fiction printed books in the UK, which gives us hope that there are other people out there who value books as we do.”

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