Skiing Manual: The Essential Guide To Skiing

byBill Mattos

Paperback | November 24, 2014

Skiing Manual: The Essential Guide To Skiing by Bill Mattos
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TheSkiing Manualoffers instructions on technique and skills from an author with over 30 years of skiing experience. It will cover every type of skiing from cross-country to mountaineering, highlighting the important differences between genres. It explains the clothing and equipment required for every type of skiing and of course the skis, boots, bindings and poles, as well as skills, snow science, and safety and rescue. It's presented in color with easy-to-follow step-by-step sequences and a wealth of inspirational action photographs. History of skiing - from prehistoric travel to Olympic competition; Clothing and equipment for all types of skiing; Learning to ski - carrying and putting on skis, choosing a ski school; Life on the hill - what it's like on the mountain, how to buy a lift pass, and how to get around in the snow; Skiing technique - from snow plough turns to extreme skiing; Ski lifts - the different types, and how to use them; Types of skiing - cross country, telemark, freeskiing and adventure skiing; Mountain safety - avalanches, precautions, equipment and rescue; Ski culture - Café culture and après ski; Ski travel - skiing around the world, and how to get there; Competition disciplines - downhill, slalom, giant slalom and super G, jumping, freestyle, cross country (and biathlon)

Title:Skiing Manual: The Essential Guide To SkiingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 11 X 8.5 X 0.75 inPublished:November 24, 2014Publisher:Haynes Publishing UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0857334816

ISBN - 13:9780857334817

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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