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So I searched and found a few useful threads on Ski Books but nothing too recent and could not really find the answer I was looking for.

I took a lesson at SnowBasin last March, my first time out west with about 11 years of experience behind me. My instructor was great and helped me progressing into softer snow and powder where I did not have to worry about whether I'd be getting a good edge or whether I'd be getting a giant patch of ice. He recommended a book, I believe it was something to the effect of "Beyond the Blues" but I'm not so sure.

I'd like to hear some recommendations of good intermediate to advanced ski books and maybe someone will know what book I'm talking about. Hey there seem to be a lot of instructors in here, maybe my instructor from SnowBasin is out there too.
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Originally Posted by dz223 View Post
I'd like to hear some recommendations of good intermediate to advanced ski books and maybe someone will know what book I'm talking about. Hey there seem to be a lot of instructors in here, maybe my instructor from SnowBasin is out there too.
I would recommend "Skiing and the Art of Carving" by Ellen Post Foster which has good illustrations/photos and outlines some helpful drills. I don't agree with all of her approaches such as the wedge utilization but, if one is going to learn skiing without the benefit of a competent instructor, the book's progressive approach to skills building is helpful. There is also a video of the same name which highlights the book and has some great shots of carving technique which are very good.
post #3 of 10
There's a book named "How to Ski the Blues and Blacks (Without Getting Black and Blue)" by Craig McNeil.
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Check your P.M.s

If you're technically minded, check out the author I P.M.ed to you.
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Welcome to EpicSki, dz223!

There are so many great books available, and a number written by members of this forum. Weem Westfeldt's "Brilliant Skiing" book and DVD (see the banner at the bottom of this page) is a great place to get insightful guidance on skiing. Eric and Rob DesLaurier's "Ski the Whole Mountain" is another solid option.

Lito Tejada-Flores' book is subtitled, "Say Goodbye to the Intermediate Blues".

Hopefully, that helps. While you're at it, check out http://esa.epicski.com/ for an alternative way to take your skiing to the next level...
post #6 of 10
Also, Stephen has written a great book on skiing:

Open Your Heart with Skiing: Mastering Life Through Love of the Turns

You can get it at:
http://openyourheartwithskiing.com/skiing.html
post #7 of 10
Wow, where to begin?

Eric DesLauriers Ski the Whole Mountain (highly recommended),
Dan Dipiro's Everything the Instructors Never Told You About Moguls,
and as alluded to by MonsterMan, there are a half dozen well respected books and DVDs by Harald Harb.
post #8 of 10
I have A.D.D. I watch skiing movies
post #9 of 10
Nothing new here, just saying "Ski The Whole Mountain" is very good.
post #10 of 10
Ron LeMaster
Skiiers Edge.
warning some parts read like a textbook though
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