Ski Trip Packing Tips

I’m pleased to see that Dan Egan has a copy of Ski A to Z in his bag for this winter season in this packing tips article.

See Dan’s ski trip packing tips in this article…

I worked with Dan late 2020 on his book co-authored with Eric Wilbur, 30 Years In A White Haze, producing 22 illustrations for the book, mostly while I was in lockdown in the UK.

We held meetings over Zoom when working on 30 Years In A White Haze so it was great to meet Dan at The National Snow Show a few weeks ago and put our books together.

Dan kindly endorsed the back cover of my Ski A to Z book:

Dan Egan Ski A to Z endorsement
Illustration inspired by Dan in Ski A to Z and Dan’s back cover endorsement of the book.

The packing tips article is here. Have a great season on the slopes and trails.

More information about Dan’s wonderful book 30 Years In A White Haze is here.

For Ski A to Z information and links to buy click here. Ski A to Z is being published by Meyer & Meyer Sport

Ski A to Z Review in Ski+Board

In the latest edition of Ski+Board magazine (22 November 2021) Arnie Wilson reviewed Ski A to Z and Goodnight Chairlift in a fabulous double page spread with cover pictures and illustrations from the two books.

In the review Arnie said, “What makes this book – for me at least – are the flamboyant (and I use the word as a huge compliment) illustrations. Most people reading Ski+Board will have a pretty good grasp of skiing’s A to Z, but because this glossary of definitions and suggestions has a backdrop of hugely colourful and cheerful illustrations, it does wonders for any lingering lessons in the learning process about skiing safety, instruction and après-ski pleasures, even though in many ways it’s aimed at beginners.” Arnie Wilson Ski+Board November 2021

Ski+Board is the magazine of The Ski Club of Great Britain. Arnie Wilson was previously the ski correspondent for the Financial Times and later editor of Ski+Board.

Goodnight Chairlift is the new book from Libby Ludlow, illustrated by Nathan Jarvis.

Thanks Arnie. More about Arnie at this link.

Info and pre-order links Ski A to Z here.

Après-Ski Book illustration image which is included in the magazine feature.

NEW BLOG

I have launched a new website to celebrate my first book Ski A to Z being published, and so with the new website comes a fresh new blog space.

New book aims to demystify skiing from A to Z 

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.

“An entertaining insight into the world of skiing, ideal for anyone new to the sport.” 

Dan Egan, Author and Extreme Skier, U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame.

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.

“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.” 

Pat Sharples, Head Coach, Team GB Snowsport.

About the author:

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.”

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, explanation of how boots and bindings work through 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.”

“Congratulations Kimberley Kay on producing an informative and memorably illustrated book to introduce newcomers to Alpine skiing and learn the unique terms and movements in a straightforward way.” 

Sarah Lewis OBE OLY, Global Sports Leader, and Secretary General of FIS International Ski Federation 2000-2020 

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

Thank so much for visiting my blog. Please come back soon. 

Best regards

Kim