From the mountains with love… ‘Unparalleled’ reveals best winter wonders and the book’s 25 unforgetable experiences will help make wishes come true!!!!
Twenty five unforgettable winter holiday experiences – from recreating a daring James Bond ski run to bathing in a hot spring alongside Japanese snow monkeys – are captured in a new charity-inspired book from Ski Solutions.
Drawing on Ski Solutions intimate knowledge of the mountains built up over the last 25 years, the hard-back book “Unparalleled” takes readers on an amazing journey through 64 stunning colour pages.
All profits from Unparalleled – which retails at £9.95 – will go towards Make-A- Wish Foundation who grant magical wishes to children and young people aged 3-17 with life-threatening illnesses. As well as the sale of “Unparalleled”, Ski Solutions, the UK’s leading ski specialist, has teamed up with Make-A-Wish to organise a unique “Ski the World” challenge event in Courmayeur – one of the 25 experiences featured in the book designed to take fundraising to new heights. The partnership between Ski Solutions and Make-A-Wish marks the 25th anniversary year of both organisations.
“Unparalleled” vividly describes in words and pictures incredible ways to experience the mountains whether you are looking for thrilling adventures, buzzing après ski parties, fabulous food, the ultimate indulgence or just something a little out of the ordinary.
With a foreword from former Olympic skier and BBC Ski Sunday presenter Graham Bell, Unparalleled opens up a whole world of mountain possibilities for readers regardless of whether they are experts on the slopes or newcomers to winter sport. Whilst some of the experiences focus on exclusive luxury, many of them are featured because of their accessibility and affordability.
Ski Solutions managing director Craig Burton says: “The whole idea was to share the knowledge we have gained from over 25 years in the ski business with readers, whilst supporting our chosen charity Make-A- Wish Foundation. We hope the book will not only inspire people but ultimately help us raise £40,000 this winter season so the foundation can grant 10 special wishes to children with life threatening illnesses.”
“All of the experiences in the book have been carefully chosen by our team, but we expect it to create some spirited debate amongst both seasoned skiers as well as those who like to party or simply take in the spectacular glacier scenery. We recognise that not everyone goes on a winter holiday to ski the toughest slopes, which is why we’ve tried to include a good variety of mountain adventures.”
For those who like to explore by rail or road on their travels, the book highlights the panoramic views from the first class coach of the Glacier Express between Zermatt and St Moritz, and the dramatic Icefields Parkway journey which cuts its way through the spectacular Canadian Rockies.
Party animals won’t fail to be impressed by the epic boot stomping après ski at The Mooserwirt in St Anton, or the week-long party during the British Snowboard and Freeski Championships in Laax, Switzerland; whilst for food lovers Unparalleled reveals some of the best gourmet experiences; from Michelin-star fine dining scattered across the slopes in the 3 Valleys to feasting in the shadow of the Matterhorn in Zermatt.
But no winter sports holiday is complete without that spirit of adventure and the book has plenty to excite the most ardent adrenalin junkie. Whether it’s affordable heli-skiing in Italy’s Aosta Valley or tackling the notorious Austrian World Cup circuit at Kitzbuhel, Unparalleled will get the pulses racing. And if that doesn’t hit the spot for readers, there’s always the ultimate James Bond experience – how about a trip to Murren in the Bernese Alps, Switzerland where you can tackle the scintillating ski run made famous in the film ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service?’
Unparalleled costs £9.95 and is available through all Ellis Brigham stores or by visiting www.skisolutions.com. All profits from the sale of Unparalleled will go towards fulfilling the dreams of seriously ill and life-limited children supported by
About Ski Solutions
Ski Solutions was founded in 1985 and is now the longest established specialist ski tour operator and travel agency in the UK with a team of 30 staff based in Kensington, London.