Reviews of “White Planet”
"With pitch-perfect profiles of skiing's most colorful characters -- who are almost always the ones who are never known beyond their own slopes -- and a casual yet contextual intermingling of essential skiing history, White Planet should be a required read for anyone whose heart skips at the sound of a clicking binding."
Denver Post, Nov 8, 2011Read more about White Planet >>
"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, 2011Read more >>Read more about White Planet >>
"With his insider's perspective and spirited blend of daring, Zen, and observation…Leslie passionately tracks the evolution of modern ski culture…Engaging and funny…this is a welcome meditation on soft powder and the not-so-soft sell."
Publishers Weekly, Jan 24, 2011Read more about White Planet >>
"From Japan to Chile to Switzerland to India to Whistler and beyond [Anthony] examines the common threads that run through ski culture and the icons who’ve made a difference along the way. It’s not as awesome as actually skiing pow, but White Planet is as close as you’ll get while sitting in an armchair."
Mountain Life Magazine, Dec 7, 2010Read more >>Read more about White Planet >>
"With his latest book, White Planet…Anthony explores the intricate details and expansive universe of skierdom in an expert fashion. From the volcanoes of Mexico to the European Motherland and back to the familiar stomping grounds of Whistler, Anthony’s likeable narration adds a voice to the inexplicable feeling that drives us to ski... It’s a fun, intelligent and sometime heartbreaking walk through our sport."
Outside Voice Blog, Nov 30, 2010Read more >>Read more about White Planet >>
“In White Planet...Anthony paints a picture of modern global ski culture and its constant reinvention. The award-winning contributor to Powder, and explore...carries readers from the lip of a volcano in Mexico to the vast wilderness of Alaska and the powdery peaks of Japan. Rich in history and humour, Anthony’s book weaves his own anecdotes of bravery and bravado with legends of the adventurers who carved the way for ski culture, as we know it. And through those rare personalities and otherworldly places, Anthony tells the story of the contagious spread of a sport.”
Canadian Geographic, Nov 9, 2010Read more >>Read more about White Planet >>
"In his new book, titled White Planet, Anthony deftly offers myriad fascinating examples of [people, places, and things] as he weaves an insightful tale of how they all come to make up the global ski culture...[It] is written in Anthony's trademark irrepressible style that mixes humour with insight and experience.”
Whistler Question, Sep 15, 2010Read more >>Read more about White Planet >>
"No one has captured the true essence of skiing - from the historical connections to the sensation of floating in powder snow to the hair-raising adventures - the way Anthony has. Once I started this book I couldn't put it down, unless you count the times I dropped it because I was laughing so hard. Five stars!"
Mike Douglas, godfather of New School skiing and inventor of the twin-tip ski, Jun 21, 2010Read more about White Planet >>