Writer and adventurer Leslie Anthony has spent his life on two planks, racing down hills, searching for the next perfect ride. His real baptism, however, began in the early nineties when Alaska emerged as the ski worldas Next Big Thing. Steep faces and vast tracks of powder snow, were captured on film and beamed to audiences around the world. The result was a freeskiing revolution. With insight and humor, White Planet, traces an arc through the new ski culture, in a rock ana roll adventure that follows a diaspora to far-flung corners of the globe. Along the way, Anthony introduces many of the daredevils, visionaries and entrepreneurs who are bringing the sport to such unexpected places as Mexico, China, Lebanon and India.To make things interesting, all four skiers hit the jump together, choreographing spins in opposite directions so they wouldna#39;t collide. ... She had skunkdyed hair; wore an endangered snow leopard coat, Chanel sunglasses, and pounds of makeup, and held a cigarette holder between lipstick-stained teeth. She was Cruella de Vil, a one-woman Chinese Aspen, and a friend of Mr. Lorie and Mr. Ko . aVeryanbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Greystone Books Ltd - 2011|