As a snow border I'd always bemoaned the fact that all the guidebooks seemed to be written by a bunch of elitist skiers. So I was overjoyed to discover the WSG back in 2004
I've bough a couple of editions of this book and it is well worth the money if your planning a boarding holiday and need some general advice on a resort. Like all travel guides certain entries are a little wide of the mark or at worst omit fundamental pieces of information, but on the whole the guide covers the key topics about a wide range of resorts.
Unfortunately, much of the information in this guide has not been updated for about three years - the vast majority of entries in my original 04 edition are the same as the current edition. The only discernable difference seems to be some colour photos and slightly updated graphics.
Obviously most of the resorts remain the same, but things do change and it would have been nice for WSG to move with the times.
Still, don't be put off a purchase. If you need an all purpose guide to planning a trip this is as good a place as any to start.