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Looking for some inspiration? Round out your ski-house library with these tomes—some new and some classics—that capture the spirit of the mountain lifestyle.
Freedom Found: My Life Story – Warren Miller
The patriarch of ski filmmaking offers an autobiographical look at his life—the ups, downs, and many turns of his success story. Enjoy a rare look at the man behind the camera and his journey of bringing skiing to the masses on the silver screen. A must-have for any fan of Warren Miller and his adventure films. [$29.99, view on Indiebound.org]
Read an excerpt from Freedom Found: The World’s First Ski Bum
Modern Living: Chalet Style – Claire Bingham
Bingham’s design book features beautiful photographs of chalet and mountain home interiors, complete with design tips and tricks to bring modern mountain living into your own home. Take a leaf out of Bingham’s designs, or simply display this gorgeous book on your coffee table to exude ski vacation style. [$55, IndieBound.org]
Powder: The Greatest Ski Runs on the Planet – Patrick Thorne
With beautiful photographs and engaging narrative detailing 50 legendary (and some lesser-known) runs from North America and Europe to the Southern Hemisphere, Thorne includes everything you need to know to appreciate and perhaps even tackle each run. [$29.99, IndieBound.org]
The Art of Skiing: Vintage Posters from the Golden Age of Winter Sport – Jenny de Gex
A must-have for ski historians or anyone who harbors an affection for the way skiing used to be, this collection of some 800 vintage posters and paintings from the early 20th century is organized by country and features colorful artwork that will take you back in time. [$24.95, IndieBound.org]
The Book of Candide – Christoffer Sjöström
This photo-documentary is an ode to Candide Thovex, a freestyle skiing pioneer. Photographer Christoffer Sjöström, who traveled and worked with Thovex for some 20 years, showcases freeskiing at its most extreme, and includes commentary from the sport’s best-known athletes for a peek into Thovex’s defining moments. [bookofcandide.com]
The Ultimate Ski Book: Legends, Resorts, Lifestyle & More – Gabriella Le Breton
A passionate skier who has skied resorts all around the world, Le Breton has amassed pictures and history to document the evolution of skiing, from its origin to the places, people, and culture of the sport today, with vintage photos, resort maps, and narratives. [$65, IndieBound.org]
Originally published in the 2019 January/February Double Issue of SKI Magazine. To have more great content delivered straight to your mailbox, SUBSCRIBE NOW.