Recommended Skiing Books

The Art of Snowboarding by Jim Smith
Guide to snowboarding written by USSA-certified club coach Jim Smith detailing tricks, stunts, jumps, freestyle riding, and rails.
Backcountry Skiing: Skills for Ski Touring and Ski Mountaineering by Martin Volken, Scott Schell, and Margaret Wheeler
All around guide to backcountry skiing.
The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics, Turin 2006 by David Wallechinsky and Jaime Loucky
Everything you could ever want to know about the past Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy.
The Essential Guide to Skiing: 201 Things Every Skier Must Know by Ron LeMaster
Authoritative guide with many must need to know tips for skiers.
Fodor’s Skiing USA: The Guide for Skiers and Snowboarders
Ski and snowboard resort travel guide from one of the world’s favorite guidebook publishers.
The Great Skiing & Snowboarding Guide 2007 by Felice Hardy and Peter Hardy
The most recently updated ski and snowboard guide covering destinations around the world.
Powder Mag (
Labeled "the skiers magazine." Resort guides, features, snow reports, gear reviews and a great website make this one of the top ski magazines.
Skiing Magazine
The leading magazine in the ski industry today with tips, gear reviews, resort information, classifieds, and well written features with photos from top photographers.
Skiing Zen: Searching for the Spirituality of Sport by Rick Phipps
Memoir of one man’s ski adventure in Japan with insights into both culture and sport.
The Ski House Cookbook: Warm Winter Dishes for Cold Weather Fun by Tina Anderson and Sarah Pinneo
This cookbook has 125 different recipes to get you ready for the slopes or to share with friends after.
Snowboarding Magazine
This US based magazine is among the best geared specifically toward snowboarders. Alternative and edgy with photo issues and other special features.
Snowboarding to Nirvana by Frederick Lenz
Spiritual memoir, by the author of Surfing the Himalayas, that takes one man on a soul search to snowboard deep into the Himalayas.

Useful Skiing Websites


Doglotion (
Extreme skiing and snowboarding blog with videos and images.
SkiNet (
Feature articles, up to date snow reports, top ten lists, videos, a gear finder, a resort finder, and much more. Great online resource.
Transworld Snowboarding (
Highly graphic and interactive website of leading snowboarding magazine.

North America

Ski Rebel Magazine (
Canadian based ski ezine and blog with videos, podcasts, and destination specific reports.
U.S. Ski Team (
Homepage of the United States’ Ski Team with team backgrounds, event information, news, and photos.

Australia (
The leading Aussie ski and snowboarding information portal with snow reports, snowcams and weather forecasts for Thredbo, Perisher, Buller, Hotham and Fallscreek.


Mattias Fredriksson (
Homepage of one of the world’s best ski and snowboard photographers with many excellent samples that will give you a new perspective on these winter sports.


Ultimate Ski (
Online guide to the best ski and snowboarding resorts across the globe.