Book Review: Ski A to Z

Updated: Feb 26

As a novice skier, I didn't realise how many holiday options there were available, such as the various ski passes, skiing routes, destinations and much more! When I heard about the new book Ski A to Z by Kimberley Kay, I couldn't wait to read it.




The new book Ski A to Z is a fun, practical, fully illustrated introduction to Alpine skiing, intended to answer all the questions new skiers may have and to help prepare them for mountain experiences.


Written and illustrated by debut author Kimberley Kay and published by Europe’s leading sports publisher, Meyer & Meyer Sport, Ski A to Z provides information, tips and insights to help novice skiers of all ages grasp the sport.


Many people may be put off beginning the sport as they simply haven’t a clue where to start, what questions to ask - or even the confidence to ask those questions. Ski A to Z removes that barrier, giving all newbies access to the information they need to venture into the sport and opens the door to experiencing the wonder of skiing.


The accompanying illustrations are intended to resonate with avid skiers as well as new, demonstrating the exhilaration and joy of skiing.


In full colour and hardback format, Ski A to Z is available to pre-order now. With publication scheduled for the beginning of December 2021, it makes an ideal Christmas gift, well in time for the ski season.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR/ ILLUSTRATOR: KIMBERLEY KAY




Since starting skiing aged five Kimberley has over forty years of ski experience including racing, teaching, and heli-skiing, as well as ski holiday promotion during a 20-year career in travel PR.


Kimberley Kay said, “It is hoped that Ski A to Z will make the sport increasingly accessible to a more diverse audience by helping people to feel that they have adequate information to give skiing a try.”


  • Kimberley has over forty years of ski experience including racing, teaching, and heli-skiing, as well as ski holiday promotion during a 20-year career in travel PR.

  • Kim learned to ski at age 5 on the dry slope at Ski Rossendale, Lancashire and in Mayrhofen, Austria.

  • Now based in Yorkshire, Kim creates art and illustration under the brand of Inspire by Kim, further information can be found at www.inspirebykim.com

In late 2020 Kimberley created illustrations for Dan Egan and Eric Wilbur’s extreme skiing book 30 Years In a White Haze.



Kimberley Kay Racing

Liz Evans of Meyer & Meyer Sport, said, “As Ski A to Z is written and illustrated in the classic style of A - Z books the format gives readers the option to read cover to cover, or to dip into the book for definitions or to answer queries. Kim’s passion for skiing and enthusiasm for sharing helpful insights shines through her writing and illustrations. We hope that Ski A to Z will give people the inspiration and confidence to try the sport.”


Kimberley said, “People may start skiing through friends and relatives who ski, or they may try skiing with school or at a local ski facility (artificial or snow); but they may not have any of these connections - the book is like an all-knowing ski friend and shares things it can take years to learn otherwise. There is information from artificial slopes, through to powder skiing, an explanation of how boots and bindings work to advice on what to wear and safety tips.


“I’m delighted that Meyer & Meyer Sport are publishing the book, allowing it to reach and empower more people to experience the joy of skiing and mountain environments.”


Pat Sharples, Head Coach, Team GB Snowsport.

"This is an absolute gem and one of the best ski books I've seen. It's perfect for families who are planning on going away on their first ski trip, as well as regular skiers, and it really is what it says it is - the A-Z of skiing. The work that has gone into this book, not just the incredible art, but the perfectly explained details of skiing is quite amazing. You will not be disappointed.”



ABOUT THE PUBLISHER: MEYER & MEYER SPORT

  • Meyer & Meyer Sport is Europe’s leading sports publishing house and is renowned for delivering the best content and professional expertise in the field of sports and health and fitness.

  • With a list of more than 2,000 titles, Meyer & Meyer’s range of products includes sports handbooks, practical how-to guides, self-improvement manuals, healthy-living guidebooks, nutritional bibles, through to biographies, the inspirational and the fun.

  • The publisher has made a string of recent UK-based author signings, as it continues to strongly focus on the international English-speaking marketplace.

  • Further information on Meyer & Meyer can be found at www.meyer-meyer-sport.co.uk

  • Meyer & Meyer’s books are available worldwide.


I loved reading about everything ski, the book is really easy to read and digest. The illustrations are colourful and interesting. Everything you need to know from the various ski routes to yellow coloured snow! If you have ever wanted to know more about skiing, this book is for you.


Ski A to Z is available to pre-order now through any good book store or online retailer. Further information can be found here and on the Meyer & Meyer website.


Ski A to Z is available from Waterstones and all good book shops.


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