Arnie Wilson

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2nd May 2007

After a varied career in Fleet Street, Arnie Wilson spent 15 years in television - 10 of them on screen as a news and current affairs reporter - before becoming the Financial Times ski correspondent in 1986. In 2001 became editor of Ski & Board, the Ski Club of Great Britain’s magazine. He has now skied in 650 resorts in 26 countries and has no plans to hang up his skis until he has made it 1,000. In 1994 he skied every day for a year - a feat which took him to 240 resorts in 13 countries around the world, and into the Guinness Book of Records. His next mission is to ski in all 40 of America’s “skiing states” – he has 12 to go. Wilson, who has four skiing daughters, is also the author of several books about skiing. Snow Crazy (2003) chronicled some of the most intriguing and amusing events in the first 100 years of the Ski Club of Great Britain’s history – written to celebrate the club’s centenary. He has just completed work as contributing editor of a new Ski Atlas, to be published later this year by New Holland. Wilson has also written about skiing for more than 50 magazines world-wide. He and his Swedish wife, Vivianne – who were married on the mountain at Jackson Hole, Wyoming in 2000 - live in West Sussex, England.

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  1. June 2007
  2. Arnie Wilson rated Morzine

  3. Arnie Wilson rated Vail

  4. Arnie Wilson rated Skiing Snowbird and Alta

  5. Arnie Wilson rated Isola 2000

  6. Arnie Wilson rated Cervinia

  7. Arnie Wilson rated Ski the Hinterlux

  8. Arnie Wilson rated Mayrhofen

  9. Arnie Wilson rated St Anton am Arlberg

  10. Arnie Wilson rated Verbier

  11. Arnie Wilson rated Skiing Las Leñas

  12. Arnie Wilson rated Jackson Hole

  13. Arnie Wilson rated Ski Whistler

  14. Arnie Wilson rated Ski Zermatt

  15. Arnie Wilson rated Chamonix

  16. Arnie Wilson rated La Grave

  17. Arnie Wilson rated Val d'Isere

  18. May 2007
  19. Arnie Wilson reviewed Ski Whistler in Whistler, Canada

    Re-named Whistler Mountain in 1965 (after the cry of the ubiquitous western hoary marmot, or Whistle Pig) the pleasantly car-free village centre was purpose-built, quite attractively, on the site of an old garbage tip, a favourite haunt of bears. It is n…"

  20. Arnie Wilson reviewed Skiing Las Leñas in Cuyo, Argentina

    For ski purists, this remote and intriguing ski area three hours south of Mendoza in the remote Las Leñas Valley at the southern end of the Alto Cordillera, opposite the Chilean City of Curicó, is arguably the Holy Grail of the Southern Hemisphere. But i…"

  21. Arnie Wilson reviewed Verbier in Verbier, Switzerland

    Even regular visitors (myself included) find the sheer variety of runs in various directions bewildering. Like a taxi driver trying to acquire "the knowledge" in London's myriad streets, I feel I am only half way to passing my exams. Not only i…"

  22. Arnie Wilson reviewed Skiing Snowbird and Alta in Mountain States, United States

    Snowbird, the brash, jet-set destination, and Alta, Utah’s “grande dame” resort, are strange bedfellows. Only a mile of Little Cottonwood Canyon road separates them, yet although linked, they remain very different animals. But the skiing is equally exci…"

  23. Arnie Wilson reviewed Chamonix in Chamonix, France

    Both crowned and dwarfed by Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps and its gigantic collection of attendant glaciers which tumble into the Mer de Glace - the second longest glacier in Europe - Chamonix is regarded by many as the “cradle” of climbin…"

  24. Arnie Wilson reviewed Val d'Isere in Val d'Isere, France

    This crème-de-la-crème French resort is considered by ski purists to be one of the finest in the world. “Val” and its linked neighbour Tignes – which together form the Espace Killy, named after Jean Claude, the celebrated…"

  25. Arnie Wilson reviewed Ski Zermatt in Zermatt, Switzerland

    No matter where you find yourself on the slopes of this remarkable ski area, the granite monolith of Europe’s most famous peak, the Matterhorn, seems to follow you around. Although by no means the highest of the 29 peaks above 4,000 metres around…"

  26. Arnie Wilson reviewed La Grave in La Grave, France

    Cliché or not, the phrase “mean, moody and magnificent” applies so aptly to the quite extraordinary ski area of La Grave that I hope I am forgiven for using it. With the exception of Chamonix, there is nowhere that I can think of in the whole of the Alps…"

  27. Arnie Wilson reviewed St Anton am Arlberg in St Anton am Arlberg, Austria

    For many, St Anton-am-Arlberg is both the cradle and Holy Grail of the skiing and snowboarding world. Ringed by majestic peaks, it has slopes of the highest calibre and a charming old railway town in which to celebrate the conquest – or attempted c…"

  28. Arnie Wilson reviewed Jackson Hole in Jackson Hole, United States

    Thanks to its spectacular scenery, “wild west” ambience, abundant wildlife and challenging skiing, this spectacular resort at Teton Village in the remote and breathtaking Teton chain is perhaps the finest ski area in the US. The jagged Teton peaks, whic…"