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The Essential Guide to Skiing

Author : Ron LeMaster
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The author of The Skier's Edge, an experienced ski instructor, offers advice on all aspects of the sport, from how to walk in ski boots to how to find the best patches of powder on the mountain. Original.

The Good Skiing Guide 1997

Author : Peter Hardy
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The Good Skiing and Snowboarding Guide 2000

Author : Peter Hardy
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The Good Skiing and Snowboarding Guide 2000 continues its tradition of providing essential information to the legions of skiing and snowboarding fans with even more expanded coverage of snowboarding than the last edition and a new complete list of ski web sites. The only independent guide to over 500 ski resorts in North America and Europe, the book is completely revised and updated, with increased coverage of resorts in North America, Italy and the southern hemisphere, as well as a new section on ski touring. In The Good Skiing and Snowboarding Guide, award-winning ski journalists Peter Hardy and Felice Eyston present the information An a clear, accessible manner chat will help you make all the right choices. And they give truly unbiased advice on holiday resorts -- unfettered by advertising or sponsorship, they don't pull punches in their assessments of the world's top ski destinations. Updated information includes specially commissioned full-color maps showing lift locations and number and grade of runs, ski fact boxes showing the number of lifts, lift pass prices, kilometer of trails and grading of runs, and each resort's suitability for children, beginners, intermediates and experts. The Good Skiing and Snowboarding Guide -- the complete source book for skiers and snowboarders alike -- is essential reading for anyone planning a vacation involving these thrilling winter sports.

The Good Skiing and Snowboarding Guide 1999

Author : Peter Hardy
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Provides a list of ski and snowboard travel companies, a directory of places to ski across five continents, and tips on safety, equipment, and travel on a ski trip

Off Piste Ski Atlas Targhee Wyoming

Author : Andy Sovick
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A photographic guidebook to help backcountry skiers in the Targhee zone travel better.

Skiing Manual

Author : Bill Mattos
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The Skiing Manual offers 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)

The Essential Guide to Cross Country Skiing Snowshoeing in the United States

Author : Charles Cook
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How to get ready for the increasingly popular winter sports, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, and where to find the best places to go to enjoy them.

Colorado Hut to Hut

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Brian Litz, photographer and explorer of Colorado's backcountry for over 20 years, has added ten new huts, for a total of 70, to his highly successful guidebook for backcountry enthusiasts. The essential guide for backcountry skiers, this book details the most extensive hut system in North America, including the 10th Mountain Division Trail, and offers trail information, equipment considerations, and safety tips for hut-to-hut travel. Also includes information on the newly formed Wolf Creek Pass System.

The Ultimate Guide to Skiing Nutrition Maximize Your Potential

Author : Joseph Correa
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The Ultimate Guide to Skiing Nutrition will teach you how to increase your RMR (resting metabolic rate) to accelerate your metabolism and help you change your body for good. Learn how to get in top shape and reach your ideal weight through smart nutrition so that you can perform at your very best. Eating complex carbohydrates, protein, and natural fats in the right amount and percentages as well as increasing your RMR will make you faster, more agile, and more resistant. This book will help you to: -Prevent dehydration. -Improve your focus. -Prevent getting cramps. -Get injured less often. -Recover faster after competing or training. -Have more energy before, during, and after competition. Joseph Correa is a certified sports nutritionist and a professional athlete.

Aiguilles rouges Mont Blanc and the Aiguilles Rouges a Guide for Skiers

Author : Anselme Baud
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Discover the skiing downhills of the Aiguilles rouges Mountain in this very detailed and documented book, written by one of the most talented skiers of his generation. Located at the very heart of the highest mountains of Europe, the majestic Aiguilles rouges massif stands as a reference among the most sacred skiing places in the world. When winter comes, this snow-addict heaven offers a unique range of dream slopes, from the easiest to the most breathtakingly high ones. Anselme Baud is an extreme skiing leading head and one of the best experts of this mountain. From classic skiing hikes to mountaineering competitions, this guide book presents a precise description of all the biggest slopes this mythic area could offer. In this volume you can find all the information about the Aiguilles rouges. Thanks to his charming accounts and instructive advice, Anselme Baud shares with us his precious and wide experience as a high mountain guide and an exceptional skier. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Born in Morzine in 1948, Anselme Baud left his mark on the Alps skiing steep slopes history. As a high mountain guide in 1973, he was one the first to ski on extreme downhills in the Alps, the Andes, in Antarctica or in the Himalayas. As an ENSA professor, he supervised during several years the mountain guides trainings in Bolivia and Nepal. EXCERPT The Aiguilles Rouges chain could have suffered from being so close to its illustrious neighbour, the Mont Blanc Massif, but in fact the huge variety of routes on offer here means that the two ranges complement each other. From easy tours to narrow couloirs, from routes with easy access from ski lifts to numerous possible traverses, the Aiguilles Rouges is an integral part of the Mont Blanc region. Thanks to this ease of access and the great circuits that can be done in this area, this is also the starting point for trips heading north: to Sixt, Flaine and Les Portes du Soleil; or to the east and Switzerland: to the high limestone Alps via the Col de la Tour Salière and the Barberine cols; not forgetting, of course, the great routes on the Bel Oiseau, the Dent de Fenestral or Fontanabran between Finhaut and Les Marécottes. Moreover, this chain of crystalline rock (gneiss) also offers superb views of the whole of the Mont Blanc Massif, which are both breathtakingly beautiful and, more importantly, are a great opportunity for getting a look at routes for the future. The other advantage the Aiguilles Rouges has is that you can easily choose the best side of the chain to ski on, as the ski lifts and the pistes are all on the south side and the best descents are to be had on the ‘wild’ north side where the snow stays in excellent condition for a long time. The secondary ranges of the Perrons and Luisin-Emaney don’t have ski lifts and usually get skied at the beginning of the season, for road access to the Emosson Dam, as the snow cover is general better here (the area is near the very wet valleys of Haut Faucigny).

Chamonix Mont Blanc and the Aiguilles Rouges a Guide for Skiers

Author : Anselme Baud
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Discover the skiing downhills of the Chamonix Mountain in this very detailed and documented book, written by one of the most talented skiers of his generation. Located at the very heart of the highest mountains of Europe, the majestic Chamonix massif stands as a reference among the most sacred skiing places in the world. When winter comes, this snow-addict heaven offers a unique range of dream slopes, from the easiest to the most breathtakingly high ones. Anselme Baud is an extreme skiing leading head and one of the best experts of this mountain. From classic skiing hikes to mountaineering competitions, this guide book presents a precise description of all the biggest slopes this mythic area could offer. In this volume you can find all the information about Chamonix. Thanks to his charming accounts and instructive advice, Anselme Baud shares with us his precious and wide experience as a high mountain guide and an exceptional skier. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Born in Morzine in 1948, Anselme Baud left his mark on the Alps skiing steep slopes history. As a high mountain guide in 1973, he was one the first to ski on extreme downhills in the Alps, the Andes, in Antarctica or in the Himalayas. As an ENSA professor, he supervised during several years the mountain guides trainings in Bolivia and Nepal. EXCERPT We now come to the Chamonix Aiguilles and the final section of the Mont Blanc Massif. You can’t miss the Chamonix ‘Needles’ as you arrive in this, the capital of mountaineering. Above and behind them, forming the heart of the Massif, sit Mont Blanc and its surrounding peaks (the Tacul, Maudit and Goûter), which have made the valley famous. There are two different approaches to skiing in this area: – classic ski-touring, with its 1 to 2-day climbs and long descents that require mountaineering skills and experience as this is a high mountain environment crossing glaciated terrain; – the ‘new wave’ of freeriders. Using the cable-cars means you can shorten or completely avoid long climbs up to some of the routes in this area, and the approach to the valley’s ‘mythic’ descents, such as the north face of the Aiguille du Midi, can be relatively quick and easy. In fact, from the start of winter a veritable festival of freerider descents is played out before our eyes. Just after a large fall of snow, the slopes on the Glacier Rond, the Cosmiques Couloir and many other routes become almost ‘snow parks’, which would have been inconceivable 30 years ago...

Courmayeur Mont Blanc and the Aiguilles Rouges a Guide for Skiers

Author : Anselme Baud
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Discover the skiing downhills of the Courtmayeur Mountain in this very detailed and documented book, written by one of the most talented skiers of his generation. Located at the very heart of the highest mountains of Europe, the majestic Courtmayeur massif stands as a reference among the most sacred skiing places in the world. When winter comes, this snow-addict heaven offers a unique range of dream slopes, from the easiest to the most breathtakingly high ones. Anselme Baud is an extreme skiing leading head and one of the best experts of this mountain. From classic skiing hikes to mountaineering competitions, this guide book presents a precise description of all the biggest slopes this mythic area could offer. In this volume you can find all the information about Courmayeur. Thanks to his charming accounts and instructive advice, Anselme Baud shares with us his precious and wide experience as a high mountain guide and an exceptional skier. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Born in Morzine in 1948, Anselme Baud left his mark on the Alps skiing steep slopes history. As a high mountain guide in 1973, he was one the first to ski on extreme downhills in the Alps, the Andes, in Antarctica or in the Himalayas. As an ENSA professor, he supervised during several years the mountain guides trainings in Bolivia and Nepal. EXCERPT The Italian part of the Mont Blanc Massif (Val Ferret and Val Veni) is home to some of the most imposing 4000m peaks in the Alps. While the Aiguille des Glaciers, Tre la Tête peaks and the Miage on the west face are great for skiing, few of the descents around Mont Blanc itself are regularly skied. Thanks to the relative ease of access to the Col du Géant there are numerous possible routes ranging from the Vallée Blanche to the magnificent, steep faces and couloirs nearby. To the east, on the Grandes Jorasses and on Mont Gruetta, there are a couple of major descents that are often skied. Finally, there is the Mont Dolent sector which forms the border with Switzerland and has a number of routes. Its altitude meant that the Col du Géant sector was a summer ski area until 1988.

G ant Mont Blanc and the Aiguilles Rouges a Guide for Skiers

Author : Anselme Baud
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Discover the skiing downhills of the Géant Mountain in this very detailed and documented book, written by one of the most talented skiers of his generation. Located at the very heart of the highest mountains of Europe, the majestic Géant massif stands as a reference among the most sacred skiing places in the world. When winter comes, this snow-addict heaven offers a unique range of dream slopes, from the easiest to the most breathtakingly high ones. Anselme Baud is an extreme skiing leading head and one of the best experts of this mountain. From classic skiing hikes to mountaineering competitions, this guide book presents a precise description of all the biggest slopes this mythic area could offer. In this volume you can find all the information about the Géant. Thanks to his charming accounts and instructive advice, Anselme Baud shares with us his precious and wide experience as a high mountain guide and an exceptional skier. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Born in Morzine in 1948, Anselme Baud left his mark on the Alps skiing steep slopes history. As a high mountain guide in 1973, he was one the first to ski on extreme downhills in the Alps, the Andes, in Antarctica or in the Himalayas. As an ENSA professor, he supervised during several years the mountain guides trainings in Bolivia and Nepal. EXCERPT The Vallée Blanche forms the backbone of this area and it can be accessed quickly from the Aiguille du Midi, the starting point for routes on the Géant Glacier, the Tacul and the Périades. Unlike the routes in the previous chapter, most of the tours here can be done in a day and the height gains are not excessive (maximum of 900m). Also, in this part of the Massif there is a broad range of routes, and you will find steep slopes and classic tours next door to each other. For all these reasons, this is a very popular area. There are lots of people on the easy routes by the Aiguilles Marbrées and the Col d’Entrèves, while the Brèche Puiseux area is less popular, but also more and more amateur extreme skiers are trying routes on the Tour Ronde and the big couloirs on the Tacul (Diable, Gervasutti, Jager). However, these figures pale into insignificance compared with the hordes of skiers and boarders who can be found on the world-famous Vallée Blanche from the beginning of the winter right through to the end of May. Indeed, you feel the contrast most strikingly once, with skins on your skis, you start climbing up towards the less accessible routes...

Off Piste Ski Atlas Crested Butte

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The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Skiing

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"The Ultimate Guide to Weight Training for Skiing" is the most comprehensive and up-to-date skiing-specific training guide in the world today. It contains descriptions and photographs of over 80 of the most effective weight training, flexibility, and abdominal exercises used by athletes worldwide. This book features year round skiing-specific weight training programs guaranteed to improve your performance and get you results. No other skiing book to date has been so well designed, so easy to use, and so committed to weight training. This book enables skiers of all types to increase strength, flexibility, and speed, resulting in higher jumps, quicker runs, and overall success on the slopes. The programs also help raise endurance and helps prevent injuries. Both beginners and advanced athletes and weight trainers can follow this book and utilize its programs. From recreational to professional, thousands of athletes all over the world are already benefiting from this book and its techniques, and now you can too!

A complete guide to Alpine Ski touring Ski mountaineering and Nordic Ski touring

Author : Henry Branigan and Keith Jenns
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A complete guide to Alpine Ski touring Ski mountaineering and Nordic Ski touring: Including useful information for off piste skiers and snow boarders.

The Essential Cross country Skier

Author : Paul Petersen
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This comprehensive introduction to cross-country skiing is designed to get the reader out of the chair and onto the slopes in the first three chapters. Once out on the trail, the authors take up the finer points of technique and training, showing how it should be done with numerous photo sequences of techniques nd top-notch, detailed illustrations. The book covers: Training for weekend warriors; Waxing basics, and waxed vs. no-wax skis; Cross-country ski vacations; Advanced skills - telemark, ski touring, ski mountaineering. This highly readable guide also covers emergency preparedness, gear, and dealing with those aches and pains-in short, everything you need to enjoy cross-country skiing for the first or the thirty-first time.

Off Piste Ski Atlas Silverton Colorado

Author : Andy Sovick
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Many mountain ranges don't have a year-round maintained road passing through them. The San Juan Range from Durango to Ouray has three. Highway 550 brings powder-hounds through some of Colorado's most rugged and diverse ski terrain. Silverton Mountain, at the heart of the San Juans, boasts an annual snowfall of 400 inches. Off-Piste Ski Atlas, Durango to Ouray offers up all the necessary information for skiing the best backcountry spots in the area in a portable book that is light and durable. Maps of the region, aerial photographs of each ski run, and legend keys are designed to give the user the most pertinent information for riding the goods safely and wisely.

Skiing and Snowboarding

Author : Kate Burke
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"Skiing and Snowboarding - A Beginner's Guide demystifies the world of winter sports, opening the door for everyone to enjoy. From when to go, where to go and how to get there, to what to pack, what to expect and how to prepare, this book is an essential companion for any first timer. You will be introduced to basic techniques, with helpful hints on how to make things easier and pitfalls to avoid. Chapters also cover mountain safety, working a ski season and other mountain activities you can try."--Back cover.

Knee Surgery

Author : Daniel Fulham O'Neill
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Millions of people have knee surgery each year, and in the years to come millions more will head to the O.R. Chances are, you or someone you know has had or will undergo knee surgery. Busy doctors, therapists, and athletic trainers have limited time to spend on quality physical and mental rehabilitation education, yet this is the key to full recovery. Written by renowned knee surgeon and Sport Psychologist Daniel F. O'Neill, M.D., Ed.D., this comprehensive and accessible guide presents what you'll want and need the most after knee surgery: a scientifically-based recovery program you can understand that will get you back to work and sports as quickly as possible. In this age of same-day surgery and do-it-yourself health, KNEE SURGERY presents an easy-to-do, well-illustrated program of movement for knee rehabilitation - with a special focus on the mind/body connection - and describes the physical and mental rehabilitation process in complete detail, providing all the guidance you need to decrease pain and increase fitness after knee surgery.