Introduction. Foreword. NORTH AMERICA: McConkey's, Squaw Valley, USA; Gunbarrel, Heavenly, USA; Grizzly, Snowbasin, USA; Corbet's Couloir, Jackson Hole, USA; Walsh's, Aspen, USA; Goat, Stowe, USA; Mount St Elias, Canada/USA; Couloir Extreme, Whistler, Canada; North Bowl, Revelstoke, Canada; I Gully, Whitehorn III, Lake Louise, Canada; La Crete, Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada. NORTHERN EUROPE: Revelation, Kangaamiut, Greenland; Lyngen Peninsula, Karlsoy, Norway; Lundsrappet, Are, Sweden; Coire Dubh, The Back Corries, Scotland. WESTERN EUROPE: Luis Arias, Baqueira Beret, Spain; Pic du Midi, Pyrenees, France; Bellecote, La Plagne, France; Sarenne, Alpe d'Huez, France; Face de Bellevarde, Val d'Isere, France; Aiguille Rouge, Les Arcs, France; La Vallee Blanche, Chamonix, France; Kandahar, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany; Dammkar, Mittenwald, Germany; Valluga, Arlberg, Austria; Streif, Kitzbuhel, Austria; Olympia Run, Patscherkofel, Austria; Edelgriess, Dachstein, Austria; Wilde Grub'n, Stubai, Austria; Inferno, Murren, Switzerland; Backside, Verbier, Switzerland; Diavolezza Glacier, St Moritz, Switzerland; The Wall/Paradise, Champery, Switzerland; Parsenn to Kublis, Davos, Switzerland; Klein Matterhorn, Cervinia, Switzerland/Italy; Olympia, Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy; Balma, Alagna, Italy; Val de Mesdi, Alta Badia, Italy; Mount Etna, Sicily; Italy. EASTERN EUROPE: Kanin to Sella Nevea, Slovenia/Italy; Goryczkowa, Zakopane, Poland; Itinerary 19, Palandoken, Turkey; Olympic Downhill, Sochi, Russia. ASIA: Southeast Shoulder to Drang, Sulmarg, India; Fishtail Base Camp Run, Annapurna, Nepal; Mizuno no Sawa, Niseko, Japan. SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE: Roca Jack, Portillo, Chile; Eduardo's, Las Lenas, Argentina; Mary's Slide, Hotham, Australia; Motatapu Chutes, Treble Cone, New Zealand. Index. Acknowledgements.
Patrick 'Snowhunter' Thorne has been a writer most of his life. He worked as a journalist and editor before setting out on a quest to ski every skiable location on the planet. Patrick went on to build the most extensive database of skiing destinations in the world, compiling more than 6,000 areas in 80 countries - a database that today lies behind many of the world's ski-related websites and literature. As well as writing for publications worldwide, Patrick has himself been featured in many articles and his work has been sold to top resorts around the world.