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For years I have collected a lot of information outside of the traditional study guides available from my national organizations (3). Some overlap occurred in those three organizations but what I have found the studies being done are sometimes listed in the back of study guides and tech manuals but more often they are found elsewhere. Currently my ski library consists of about 100 books and listing them here would take quite some time. It also is not by any means a complete collection and I was wondering what others have in their ski book collection? I'll throw a few (5)of my favorites out to start this but by all means please help out with some of your favorites.

Thanks in advanced for your help

JASP

 

An Invitation to Skiing by Fred Iselin             Simon and Schuster        01/01/1947

 

How to ski the new French way by Georges Joubert / Jean Vuarnet   10/01, 1970

 

Skiing an art, a technique by Georges Joubert Poudre Canyon Publishing 1980

 

World Cup Ski Technique by Larsson and Majors     Poudre Publishing 1979

 

Ultimate Skiing by Ron LeMaster     Human Kinetics    10/13/ 2009

post #2 of 7

The best resources are the proceedings of the quadrennial Internal Congresses of Science and Skiing.  The 7th is scheduled for December 10th – 15th, 2016 in the Ski Academy St. Christoph a. Arlberg, Austria. It will again be organized by the Department of Sport Science of the University of Salzburg, Austria.

https://icss2016.at/index.php?id=93&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=1&cHash=2886ac28d5f6a350223f734a496876d1

 

http://www.m-m-sports.com/shop/en/catalogsearch/result/?q=science+and+skiing&cat=

These provide scientifically proven best methods for ski technique, race technique, jumping, etc., along with training and nutrition.  There is good recreational information along with much highest level race information.  Some of the papers get way into the weeds..."Induction of endogenous Erythropoietin:  hypoxic, exercise, or natremic stimulus"...and some are very down to earth..."Time advantage using an improved slalom technique" where their instrumentation shows the time advantage of retraction turns vs. extension turns.  The European universities are involved in research about winter sports.  It's not just a bunch of guys sitting around a beer pitcher; these are instrumented and analyzed experiments that are fully documented and peer reviewed.  I've found these books available through inter-library loan from my local public library.

post #3 of 7
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Yup a great resource. I have some articles from past events and agree that the legitimate studies they publish sure beat all the subjective stuff common in the sport.
post #4 of 7

Some of my favorites in addition to those listed:

 

Inner Skiing

 

Skiing Right

 

How the Racers Ski   Witherell

 

Athletic Skier   Witherell

 

Essentials of Skiing   Harb     YM

post #5 of 7

For those who could not, for the life of them, understand all the guru ski nerds on epic, there are publications for them too:

 

The title is basically saying that you could have absolutely nothing rattling around in your head and still ski at least as good these guys on the cover albeit somewhat outdated.

 

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How the Racers Ski   Witherell, 1972

 

Essentials of Skiing   Harb     YM

These two are the best from mine.

 

I've just re-read the 1972 book and was amazed again how little (performance) skiing has changed in the past 40 years.

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The best resources are the proceedings of the quadrennial Internal Congresses of Science and Skiing.  The 7th is scheduled for December 10th – 15th, 2016 in the Ski Academy St. Christoph a. Arlberg, Austria. It will again be organized by the Department of Sport Science of the University of Salzburg, Austria.

https://icss2016.at/index.php?id=93&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=1&cHash=2886ac28d5f6a350223f734a496876d1

 

http://www.m-m-sports.com/shop/en/catalogsearch/result/?q=science+and+skiing&cat=

These provide scientifically proven best methods for ski technique, race technique, jumping, etc., along with training and nutrition.  There is good recreational information along with much highest level race information.  Some of the papers get way into the weeds..."Induction of endogenous Erythropoietin:  hypoxic, exercise, or natremic stimulus"...and some are very down to earth..."Time advantage using an improved slalom technique" where their instrumentation shows the time advantage of retraction turns vs. extension turns.  The European universities are involved in research about winter sports.  It's not just a bunch of guys sitting around a beer pitcher; these are instrumented and analyzed experiments that are fully documented and peer reviewed.  I've found these books available through inter-library loan from my local public library.

Too bad it takes about a year between the congress and the publication of the proceedings.

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