Ski Snowboard Europe
points skiers and snowboarders
to their perfect resort
List of Resorts covered
Ski Snowboard Europe provides a decade of detail
Low winter airline tickets and lower lift ticket and meal-inclusive hotel prices in Europe can add up to a very affordable winter ski vacation according to Charles Leocha, author of Ski Snowbaord Europe.
Ski Snowboard Europe now in its 15th edition, updated for Winter 2006, helps skiers find their dream Alpine resort. A winter vacation is more than a basic equation of room cost, number of lifts and vertical drop. It takes more than statistics to make a decision.
If skiers compare a winter vacation in Europe with a ski vacation here in the U.S. theyll be in for a surprise-when they add up airline tickets, hotels, meals, lift tickets and transfers, it costs about the same to ski in the Alps, claims Leocha.
His guidebook, Ski Snowboard Europe takes skiers step by step through planning the winter vacation of their dreams in the Alps in Austria, Italy, Norway, Switzerland, Spain or France. Its easier than most people think, he says. The mountains are spectacular, the hotels and B&Bs top notch, the food fabulous, and arrangements hassle-free, especially when you work through one of a handful of tour operators specializing in European skiing.
Just like here in the United States or Canada, every European resort has its quirks and specialties, notes Leocha. Seasoned skiers know that some resorts are better for singles, others better for families. Some offer cozy chalets, others feature modern hotels right on the slopes. And while one resort may be heaven for beginning skiers it may be boring for the expert.
Ski Snowboard Europe organizes all the necessary information to make intelligent choices and provides the phone numbers to make reservations and plans. Over a decade Ski Snowboard Europe has become known for its no-holds-barred, brutally honest reports on reality at ski resorts. SkiSnowboard Europe takes no advertising, has no ax to grind, and, like Ski Snowboard America and Canada, is written by Leocha together with an international team of prize-winning ski and snowboard journalists.
Travel agents have told me, says Leocha, the problem for Americans when it comes to skiing in Europe is their perception that the vacation will cost too much, it will take too much time and there will be hassles to overcome getting situated at and getting around the resorts. That is just not true.
During the past 20 years Ski Snowboard Europe has become the uncontested Bible for anyone planning European ski or snowboard vacations. It is a complete guidebook with all the information you need to plan your vacation and details you can use on the ground during your trip. Recommended by virtually every major publication that writes about skiing, no other guidebook provides a picture of the personality and detailed descriptions of so many European resorts.
SkiSnowboard Europe (16th edition) costs US$21.95.
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About the Author
Charlie Leocha has skied at virtually every major international resort. He learned to ski in the Alps and still struggles in deep powder. He is considered one of the worlds premier experts at dining, fine wines and après-ski. He spent half his life in Europe in Germany and Italy, and the other half between DC, New York City, New Hampshire and his basement office in Boston.
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