An evening with Jimmy Petterson: Skiing Around the World

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An evening with Jimmy Petterson: Skiing Around the World

  • Thu 11 Nov 2021
  • 7:00PM

We are thrilled to welcome Austrian-American ski photographer, journalist, musician and globetrotter Jimmy Petterson at the ACF London, sharing his increcible adventures from all around the world.

His publications 'Skiing Around the World' (Volume I + II) capture the experiences of Jimmy skiing on all seven continents and more than 70 countries during his search for ski nirvana.

In this book, he combines the many legs of his ski odyssey over the last 40 years, giving unique insights into being a world traveling ski journalist.

Join us for a versatile evening full of stories, live musical performances and photography.

Jimmy Petterson is an Austrian-American, educated at the University of Southern California and graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in history, a teaching credential and a master’s degree in Instruction and Curriculum. He could have spent his life as a teacher, molding young minds and preparing the next generation to take over our world. Instead, to his father’s great disappointment, he has spent most of the last 40 years as a ski bum.

Jimmy’s obsessive pursuit of the ultimate ski run and the perfect powder dump has led him to take jobs including ski instructor, off-piste guide, travel guide, slopeside singer-entertainer, bar owner, hotelkeeper, travel arranger and most recently ski writer and photographer.

Among Jimmy’s journalistic accomplishments are 36 magazine covers and more than 500 published ski features. His articles describe his visits and experiences in such far-flung ski destinations as Bolivia, Venezuela, Iceland, Turkey, Greece, Lebanon, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, China, Soviet Georgia, Morocco, Greenland, India, Slovakia and Poland. He has also written about and photographed many of the more conventional ski areas of the Alps and the Rockies. Nevertheless, he has built a reputation for his coverage of the more unusual destinations. Jimmy has described how he came to develop this particular niche.

Please note: Tickets are limited and need to be booked on our website in advance. You will not be able to attend the event without a pre-booked ticket.

Visitors must have a negative (rapid flow) covid test or be fully vaccinated. We ask you also to follow social distancing, wear a mask and sanitise your hands. Please do not visit the ACF if you have Covid symptoms.


© Jimmy Petterson


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