Pros: great photos, the instruction is excellent
This book is simply the bomb.
It starts off with the mechanics of skiing and proceeds to explain the application of the mechanics. It finishes with real world scenarios to make it all come together.
The book is a must read for anyone that needs to know how skis and skiing works such as coaches and instructors. The information is presented in a clear and understandable fashion. The photos and montages complete the instruction with vivid and useful images.
Beginners will likely find it overwhelming in its detail, however skiers that need to know how and why something works will benefit from the step by step analysis of skiing.