The new books are based on the same foundations of thorough research, impartial evaluation, warts-and-all text and reader-friendly layout, with lots of photos carefully chosen to convey the character of the resorts. But they are all-new, written from scratch with a new and improved structure. Chris Gill is the solo editor of the new series, with Dave Watts acting as consultant editor.
As you might expect, Where to Ski in Austria covers more resorts in Austria than Where to Ski and Snowboard did – some resorts that had been squeezed out by cost pressures are back, and some resorts are covered in detail for the first time.
And a book covering 80 resorts in Austria rather than 350 across the globe has room for more detailed analysis of the skiing. In these new books, beginners get more attention, and the broad church of intermediate skiers is split: the needs of cautious ‘true blue’ skiers are considered separately from those of confident intermediate skiers.
‘When I’m on holiday with friends and family, I seem to spend a lot of my time leading apprehensive intermediates down blue runs,’ says Chris Gill, ‘so I was determined to use some of the extra space in these new books to spell out how well each resort works for blue-run skiers’.
At the same time, the books have more information than ever for expert skiers looking to head off-piste.
Auflage: 1. Aufl. 2017