26/10/2011 | by tristan
The very first Whitelines Snowboard Resort Guide is out – packed with information on where to ride, how to book your holiday and when the best time is to go. With in-depth, independent reviews of more than 50 resorts world-wide, covering France, Austria, Scandinavia, Canada, USA, South America New Zealand and more, this is literally a snowboarders’ holiday Bible. No self-respecting shred-head should be booking their winter trip away without flicking through this first. Here’s why:
Our reviews are detailed, but easy to understand, with each resort given simple star ratings for four different criteria – the parks, the powder, the pistes and the parties. We’ve also included vital statistics like distances to the nearest airports, and stations, as well as resort heights for easy comparison. You can gather all the essential info about a resort at a glance or read on to find out more.
Our reviewers have travelled to every resort in the guide recently to make sure all the information is up to date and accurate – from the number of kickers and rails in the parks to the best off-piste areas and how to access them. The reviewers are founts of local knowledge, meaning you’ll never be stuck for where to go on a powder day again!
We provide in-depth introductions to every country featured in the guide, listing “must-do” experiences, detailing local quirks and giving you info about mountain culture and the local snowboard scene. These intros also contain essential info about transport and the best way to get around, as well as “hidden gems” – resorts off the beaten track that more adventurous shredders might like to explore.
Want to ride year round? Not a problem, we’ve got that covered too, with sections dedicated to New Zealand, South America, and even glacier riding. You need never be snow-starved in summer again!
There are also details of how to book your holiday, the different kinds of accommodation available, and tips on how to get the best deals. We’ve even researched many of the most common insurance packages and read the small print to give you the low-down on what’s covered and what’s not!
I know we’re saying this ourselves, but there are travel books that contain less detailed information than this guide – and it’s all bang up to date. Plus the whole thing’s illustrated with the kind of photos you’d expect from Whitelines – shot on location by the world’s best snowboard snappers. So what do you have to pay to get your hands on this essential issue? £4.95. Yep, that’s right, it costs no more than your standard issue of Whitelines. So what are you waiting for? Head down to WH Smiths and grab yourself a copy now!