Skiing and Snowboarding: A Beginner's Guide

Skiing and Snowboarding: A Beginner's Guide

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By (author) Kate Burke

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  • Publisher: NEED2KNOW
  • Format: Paperback | 106 pages
  • Dimensions: 194mm x 202mm x 8mm | 141g
  • Publication date: 3 January 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Peterborough
  • ISBN 10: 1861441096
  • ISBN 13: 9781861441096
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 817,665

Product description

Want to learn to ski or fancy learning to snowboard? Then this is the guide for you: everything you need as a beginner, whether you want to ski or snowboard. It has accessible guides so you can learn how to ski cross country, downhill and how to go about learning to snowboard, which explain the basic techniques alongside illustrations. There is also a chapter on mountain safety and a glossary of useful phrases. Chapters will include detailed information on what skiing and snowboarding clothing and equipment you will need, what is worth buying before you go and what is worth renting while you're there, ski schools and how much they are likely to cost, ski lifts, nursery slopes and ski passes are all covered. There is also a section on where you can learn to ski or snowboard and practice right here in the UK with helpful country profiles if you don't know where to go or would like to try somewhere off the beaten track. Author: Kate Burke

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A great starting point This book is great. I wanted to learn to ski but was nervous about going out onto even a beginner slope with no idea of what i was doing. This book covers the basics and took away the mystery. It also offers great tips and advice on all parts of a skiing/snowboarding holiday including what to wear, where to go, and how to keep safe. It even has a chapter on working in a ski resort. A great starting point for any would be skiers/snowboarders and anyone wanting to plan a snow holiday. great for a complete beginner like me! A really good book! Gives you a really good idea of what to expect starting to ski, gives terminology etc. I also want to book my first trip away to ski, the book pointed out all the best places to go and even what to take, I would have never even considered packing muscle rub which is actually quite obvious!! It is a major help! Canada here I come..!

Table of contents

Skiing for Beginner? Snowboarding for Beginner? Clothing and Equipmen? Location? Planning Your Tri? Preparatio? Working a Ski Seaso? Mountain Safet? Cross-Country Skiin? Other Mountain Activities