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The All-mountain Skier: The Way to Expert Skiing

The All-mountain Skier: The Way to Expert Skiing

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By (author) R. Mark Elling, Illustrated by Brian Elling

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  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Contemporary
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 236mm x 9mm | 355g
  • Publication date: 17 October 2002
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 007140841X
  • ISBN 13: 9780071408417
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: 50 halftones, 150 line illustrations
  • Sales rank: 120,972

Product description

"Covers more information than a week's worth of private lessons." - "Ski magazine". "The All-Mountain Skier" takes you to the most difficult places on the mountain - bumps, steeps, and trees - and helps you conquer them. If you yearn for speed, gravity-defying jumps, or fluid grace on challenging terrain, here is your step-by-step guide to becoming an expert all-mountain skier. This second edition contains all the information you need on the latest equipment - including shaped skis, boots, bindings, and footbeds - to perform like a pro on crud, hardpack, powder, and ice. "Wow! This book can help you conquer the steeps of Valdez, the peaks of the Alps, the powder of Alta, and everything in between. A blizzard of information that will truly change the way you ski." - Gordy Peifer, U.S. (2000) and Canadian (1998) Freeskiing Champion, ski film star.

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Author information

R. Mark Elling is certified by the Professional Ski Instructors of America as a Level III Alpine Instructor and Level II Backcountry Guide. He has worked full-time in the ski industry since 1989, including six seasons as a guide at Mount Bailey Snowcat Skiing and assistant director of the ski school at Montana Snowbowl. Since 1996, he has been a product test for Ski and Skiing magazines, and he helps teach professional bootfitting seminars for Masterfit University. He has written articles for Skiing, The Professional Skier, and many other travel and sports publications.

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"Covers more information than a week's worth of private lessons." - Ski Magazine

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"Covers more information than a week's worth of private lessons."--"Ski" magazine "The All-Mountain Skier" takes you to the most difficult places on the mountain--bumps, steeps, and trees--and helps you conquer them. If you yearn for speed, gravity-defying jumps, or fluid grace on challenging terrain, here is your step-by-step guide to becoming an expert all-mountain skier. This second edition contains all the information you need on the latest equipment--including shaped skis, boots, bindings, and footbeds--to perform like a pro on crud, hardpack, powder, and ice. "Wow! This book can help you conquer the steeps of Valdez, the peaks of the Alps, the powder of Alta, and everything in between. A blizzard of information that will truly change the way you ski."--Gordy Peifer, U.S. (2000) and Canadian (1998) Freeskiing Champion, ski film star

Table of contents

Preface to the Second Edition Acknowledgments I. Introduction II. Creating a Toolbox 1. Stance 2. Steering 3. Outside Ski Dominance 4. The Footwork Blend 5. Edging: Getting on Them, Getting off Them 6. Pressure Control 7. Body Mass Movement 8. Turn Size and Shape 9. Using Your Poles III. You CAN Blame It on Your Gear! Sometimes 10. Skis 11. Boots 12. Poles and Bindings 13. Alignment IV. Getting Tough: Advanced Situations 14. Carving 15. Powder 16. Crud 17. Bumps 18. Steeps 19. Trees V. Getting Techno Appendix: Additional Resources Index