What to read? Here is a listing of books with my opinions.
The Skier's Edge - very good book, to me this was a read it more than once book.
The Athletic Skier - deep detail, lots of information.
The All Mountain Skier - lots of info, but not as detailed as the above.
Skiing And The Art Of Carving - a P.S.I.A. text book, not much new. I was hoping for a women's view on skiing and was disappointed.
Alpine Skiing Steps To Success - John Yacenda - OK
Anyone Can Be An Expert Skier - Harald Harb - some interesting things here, but very much by the numbers (Germanic).
Breakthrough On Skis & The New Skis - Lito Tejada-Flores - for a struggling intermediate, this is probably the best book around. It is also the best written and most easily
understandable book I've read.
Deep Powder Skiing - Gustav Harder & Alfred Siegert - OK
Distinctive Skiing - Bill W. West - you really should read them all, the good and the bad (even the ugly)!
Essential Skiing A Bible For All Skiers - Herb Gordon - OK
No Hill Too Fast - Phil & Steve Mahre - they have some different ideas, but the book seems dated (1985).
The whole enchilada of skiing - Bob Barnes - read it, read it, read it, read it!
The Downhill Skiing Handbook - Paul & Christine McCallum - OK
Then there are the "Head" books:
Inner Skiing (or golf, or tennis, or ???) - Tim Gallwey & Robert Kriegel - if you like it, you like it.
Skiing, The Mind Game - Marlin M. Mackenzie - a waste of time?
Skiing With The Whole Body - Jack Heggie - P.S.I.A. had an article last year called "The Three Steps To Success". The author sort of gave Heggie credit for inventing the three steps. I especially was interested in his chapter 12 where he advised "hold your knees locked together", read the book.
Smart Skiing - Dennis J. Selder - the best of the head books, almost made me a believer.
Has all there is to be said been said? There do not seem to be many new books about skiing on the market. Why are there so few female ski writers?
[ May 12, 2003, 09:43 AM: Message edited by: Melf ]