REVIEW: The World Snowboard Guide (11th Edition)
Published by WSG Media Ltd 2006
Review By Sam Baldwin
Published Jan 2007
Now in its 11th year, the bible of boarding locations is back and is truly better than ever. In the past, it's fair to say that the WSG has suffered from sloppy editing and an outdated "Snowboarders rule! Skiers suck!" attitude, but in this latest edition, the WSG team have done away with all that and produced a top quality guide, absolutely brimming with information that will inform, amuse and inspire any snowboarder (or skier for that matter.)
With details on over 500 resorts across 60 countries, no other ski or snowboard guide out there covers as much terrain. From Algeria to Austria, China to Chile, Mexico to Macedonia, as well as better known ski locations, the WSG offers information on resort terrain, nightlife, travel and accommodation, in an easy to read, full colour format, illustrated with piste maps and tantalising glossy pictures.
In addition to the resort sections, the book also offers advice on doing a season, heli-boarding, cat-boarding, road tripping, language guides, learning to snowboard, snowboard buyer's guide and summer snowboarding. Buyers of the book also receive a special code that gives you two years free access to the WSG website, allowing you to view updated resort information.
Authored by a team of well seasoned snowboard journalists headed by Steve Dowle and Pete Coombs, the WSG is more packed than a hard packed piste with valuable information that will not only aid your snowboard trip planning, but will also inspire you to explore the peaks of the planet.
We're pleased to say that after some dark times, the WSG is back on track as the snowboarder's bible and is a very worthwhile addition to any snowboarder's kit list.Buy the World Snowboard Guide from Amazon