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Skiing With Demons - The Morzine Chalet Project

Essential read for anyone wanting to live their dream of a life in the mountains - brilliant!

skiingwithdemon

Pros: Laugh-out-loud funny, well written and extremely funny yet objective look at life as an aging ski bum in France

Cons: Those who have not stayed in an Alpine Ski Chalet might not relate, or those not yet at midlife-crisis age.

A really entertaining and easy read. For anyone who's been on skiing trips to the Alps, this will transport you back to those heroic days on the slopes and 'all-conquering' nights in the bar... and make you realise what your chalet host really thought of you! Thankfully, the witty, sometimes acidly funny observations are directed as much at the author as his guests, as he reflects incredibly...
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Comprehensive guide to Jackson Hole Ski Resort and Culture
Comprehensive guide to Jackson Hole Ski Resort and Culture
Little Rippers Rock!
Little Rippers Rock!

The Little Rippers

Pros: About kids skiing, adventure, relatively short, realistic characters

Cons: more pictures to help create imagery

A Serious Read for Serious Skiers
A Serious Read for Serious Skiers
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Allen & Mike's Really Cool Telemark Tips, Revised and Even Better!: 123 Amazing Tips to Improve Your Tele-Skiing (Falcon Guides)

Allen & Mike's Really Cool Telemark Tips, Revised and Even Better!: 123 Amazing Tips to Improve Your Tele-Skiing (Falcon Guides)

123 tips for beginners and experts looking to improve their telemark skiing. Filled with funny & practical illustrations.

All-Mountain Skier : The Way to Expert Skiing

All-Mountain Skier : The Way to Expert Skiing

“Really good book, clean exposition and easy to understand, quite detailed, and full of subtleties.” --dustyfog

100% Positive Reviews
Alpine Achievement: A Chronicle of the United States Disabled Ski Team

Alpine Achievement: A Chronicle of the United States Disabled Ski Team

Alpine Achievement is the first and only book to fully cover the sport of disabled alpine skiing—a sport that offers people with disabilities an opportunity to gain mastery over their bodies and enjoy the thrill and excitement of skiing alongside their able-bodied counterparts. The book chronicles the history of disabled skiing from its beginnings in post World War II Europe to its...

Alpine and Freestyle Skiing (Winter Olympic Sports)

Alpine and Freestyle Skiing (Winter Olympic Sports)

This entertaining series features fascinating quick-reference guides to all the Winter Olympic sports and events. Filled with fun facts, dramatic stories, and dynamic photographs, each book is a terrific guide to both historical and current records, as well as to the reigning Olympic champions. Alpine skiing has been an exciting Olympic sport since 1924. Racing down snow-covered slopes at...

Alpine High: Skiing, Hiking and Rock Climbing Verses

Alpine High: Skiing, Hiking and Rock Climbing Verses

Ski powder, bumps, a double black, old skis, new skis, back country, a perfect day, shared with friends. Hike to summits, a ghost town, an abandoned mine, through aspens, in whiteouts, in circles, concerned with trail grub, bears, drinks, needs, and shovels. Rock climb a traverse, lead cruxes, fall, belay, approach, rappel, top rope, and find an old pin. Mountain play. If there's something...

Alpine Skiing by Ron Kipp

Alpine Skiing by Ron Kipp

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...

Alpine Skiing: Olympic Handbook of Sports Medicine

Alpine Skiing: Olympic Handbook of Sports Medicine

This book in the series of Olympic Handbooks of Sports Medicine and Science which runs in parallel with the Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine. This is a practical manual which focuses on Alpine Skiing and brings basic scientific information and practical considerations to those who are directly involved in competitive sports. Chapters cover the characteristics of alpine skiing, functional...

Anyone Can Be an Expert Skier 1: The New Way to Ski (Includes Bonus DVD)

Anyone Can Be an Expert Skier 1: The New Way to Ski (Includes Bonus DVD)

“Love him or hate him, thisĀ is a best selling ski book. This was the beginning of the Primary Movements Teaching system movement. If you truly want to become an expert skier the Harb way,this book is just the beginning. If you alreay are an expert skier, the new way to ski looks awfully familiar. The book and DVD are well produced. The recommended approach for improvement is sound. The premise...” --TheRusty

100% Positive Reviews
Backcountry Skier

Backcountry Skier

Experience the best in outdoor adventure on skis! Whether you’re new to backcountry skiing or a veteran on the slopes, Backcountry Skier is packed with expert instruction and valuable tips to help you make the most of your next trip to the mountains. Author Jean Vives shares the wisdom gained from his 30-plus years of backcountry skiing experience as he presents the essential tools of...

Beyond the Comfort Zone: Confessions of an Extreme Sports Junkie

Beyond the Comfort Zone: Confessions of an Extreme Sports Junkie

Beyond the Comfort Zone delivers a thrilling glimpse into the motivations, successes and failures of extreme sportsmen as they tackle Class 5 kayaking, rock climbing, extreme skiing and adventure racing. In this non-fiction adventure narrative, the counter cultural appeal of extreme sports is the vehicle for delivery of an accessible narrative that appeals to the connoisseur and armchair...