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    Alpine Skiing (Outdoor Adventures) (Paperback) By (author) Ronald W. Kipp

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    DescriptionMore than 2,000 ski areas in 57 countries offer fun and excitement to people of all ages from young children to retirees. Whether you've never stood on skis or you're looking to improve your basic skills, you can depend on "Alpine Skiing" to help you hit the slopes. In "Alpine Skiing", Ronald Kipp, alpine sport education manager for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, introduces novice skiers to the basics of the sport, assists intermediate skiers in refining skills, and advises experts in specialized situations. He prepares you for your adventure with information on conditioning, selecting equipment, and familiarizing yourself with the skiing environment. Throughout the book Kipp shares consumer, technique, and safety tips collected from his years of experience as both a skier and an instructor. He also provides valuable information on travel and trip planning, including choosing a ski area and accommodation, packing, and flying with your gear. "Alpine Skiing" is part of the "Outdoor Adventures" series, which provides you with the essential information on basic techniques and skills so you can be on your way to an adventure in no time.


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    Title
    Alpine Skiing
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ronald W. Kipp
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 216
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 553 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780736083553
    ISBN 10: 0736083553
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.7
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: WSWK
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    BISAC V2.8: SPO052000
    DC22: 796.93/5
    B&T Approval Code: A09305025
    DC22: 796.935
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14440
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SPO039000
    Ingram Theme: CTHD/SPOREC
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SPO072000
    LC classification: GV854.85 .K57 2012
    Thema V1.0: STC
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    9 illustrations, 131 photographs
    Publisher
    Human Kinetics Publishers
    Imprint name
    Human Kinetics Publishers
    Publication date
    04 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Champaign
    Author Information
    Ron Kipp is the alpine sport education manager for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA). He did his PhD work in motor control at the University of Utah before working with the U.S. ski team's sport science department as director of athlete preparation. He has also coached and was the head physiologist with the U.S. ski team's men's alpine world cup team.
    Table of contents
    Chapter 1. Introduction to Alpine Skiing; Chapter 2. Getting Fit for Skiing; Chapter 3. Equipment and Gear; Chapter 4. Skiing Environment; Chapter 5. Learning and Instruction; Chapter 6. Trips and Travelling; Chapter 7. Getting Started: The Never-Ever Skier.