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Need new ski book to read this summer

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Looking for something new to read this summer (now that skiing is done).I have already read the All-Mountain Skier . I looking for a book that i might learn somemore skills from. Any suggestions would be great .:
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Looking for something new to read this summer (now that skiing is done).I have already read the All-Mountain Skier . I looking for a book that i might learn somemore skills from. Any suggestions would be great .:
I was recommended and found Harald Harb's books great. You can search amazon for a list of it.
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Looking for something new to read this summer (now that skiing is done).I have already read the All-Mountain Skier . I looking for a book that i might learn somemore skills from. Any suggestions would be great .:
Ski the Whole Mountain by the Deslauriers Bros.
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I 2nd trtaylor on that. Excellent for Summer reading. When Winter comes back you can go back to the skills outlined & work on them then. The humor is, well, them. Photos are fab. They are very free & humorous in sharing their experience. Great overall knowledge, skills & info. for all mountain skiing is shared. They will make you laugh !
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How about Weems' book?
"Brilliant skiing every day"
(there's a link at the bottom of the page)
Also, Ski the Whole Mountain.
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Good Summer reading - including previously mentioned books.

Brilliant Skiing - Weems Westfeldt (Inspiring new way of thinking about things and excellent technique tips too.)

Open Your Heart With Skiing - Stephen Hultquist (he hates the name too, but a very good read.)

The Skier's Edge - Ron LeMaster (The classic description of skiing, if you haven't read it, you should, rumors of a new version coming out soon though.)

Ski the Whole Mountain - Deslauriers (beautifully produced book - photos, great technical info as well.)

In the Yikes Zone, Mermer Blakeslee (one of the best books I've ever read on skiing and life. another must read imho.)

Everything the Instructors Never Taught You About Mogul Skiing, Dan Depiro (short and excellent)

The Essentials of Skiing, Harold Harb (some of his methods are contrary to and critical of other forms of ski instruction - but it is an excellent book on the key concepts explained as only he can.)
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Looking for something new to read this summer (now that skiing is done).I have already read the All-Mountain Skier . I looking for a book that i might learn somemore skills from. Any suggestions would be great .:
Was going to recommend Wayne Watson's Off Piste.

It's a great book, I promise you, whether you've skied off piste or not. It gives you a lot of knowledge (and, believe me, Wayne knows as much as anybody about off-piste skiing) but also conveys the appeal of the whole business -- as well as telling it straight about safety.

But then I saw that it isn't distributed in the U.S. -- you have to pay nearly a hundred dollars on Amazon for a used copy.

http://www.amazon.com/OFF-PISTE-Wayn.../dp/187366804X

Oh well, what the h*ll -- I need the posts!
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Can fit in a small (emergency) pocket.....

"How to Ski the Blues and Blacks," by Craig McNeil, Littleton, Colorado, Sequoia P, 1998. So small it can fit under your beanie, this surprisingly thorough reference book can get the wayward skier out of most types of situations. If you are in a jam on the hill, simply whip out HTSTBAB and you will be hop turning without that ice axe in no time!

Better yet, while you are sipping straight rhum at a tropical bar, take a copy of the book, which will fit in your breast pocket, to remind yourself that winter is just around the hemisphere!

http://www.howtoski.net/sub_skibook.html

Also anything off the previous lists is fine....
post #9 of 11
I have a BA in English Literature. I didn't read many ski books. I never read for skiing. Skiing is (and was) my escape from reading, and reading is my escape from skiing.

But, Krakauer's Into Thin Air will kick your asss. It's a true story about almost dying while trying to summit Everest. Not the most academically-acclaimed piece, but one man's version none-the-less. It's powerful.

Skiing? Right. How much can an author actually say?

Ski-technique? Why read a book? Just rent (or buy) some ski porn.

You don't need a new ski book to read this summer, you need a collection of DVDs.

... just sayin'...
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Skiing? Right. How much can an author actually say?
Well, if you base it on over 15,000 members here, and several of us with thousands of posts, it would appear an "author" can say quite a lot.
...now regarding the quality of what is written, that's an entirely different matter. (both here and in books)
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well said.
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