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 world’s 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 n’ 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.
Greystone Books; September 2010
- ISBN: 9781553656463
- Read online, or download in secure ePub format
- Title: White Planet
- Author: Leslie Anthony
Imprint: Greystone Books
In The Press
"Anthony is the modern-day Dolores LaCha-pelle, spreading the often-garbled stoke of skiing with wit, intellect and passion. With a floating, easy tone, Anthony shares the dense histories, geologies and personalities that buttress snowsports."Denver Post
"Anthony's White Planet is a comprehensive and remarkably well written delve into the deep powder dreams we all share...It's impossible to read White Planet without feeling a sense of belonging to a distinct tapestry of mountain culture, woven one turn at a time." Backcountry Skiing Canada, Apr 19, 2011
White Planet is fantastic - one of the most exciting books I have read for a long time. I live the exciting adventures with him." Connie Lawn, White House Correspondent America Radio Network, Jan 26, 2011
"White Planet is a fun read, a light tone meant to channel some of the rollicking spirit imbued in the sport and many of its oddballs/daredevils." Globe and Mail, Jan 24, 2011
About The Author
Leslie Anthony was bitten by the ski bug at the age of ten and has never looked back. Although he holds a PhD in zoology from the University of Toronto, was a postdoctoral fellow at McGill University’s Redpath Museum, and wrote Snakebit: Confessions of a Herpetologist, skiing has remained his first love. An avid adventurer, Anthony has won awards for both his poetry and is acclaimed for his work in outdoor, action sport, and general-interest magazines such as Skier, explore, and Powder, on whose masthead he’s appeared for 18 years. His ski writing has been published in seven languages in twelve countries. He lives in Whistler, B.C.