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Skiing Manual : Getting started, Equipment, Techniques, Safety, Competition - Bill Mattos

Skiing Manual

Getting started, Equipment, Techniques, Safety, Competition

Paperback Available: 12th December 2019
ISBN: 9781785212604
Number Of Pages: 192

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The Skiing Manual offers instructions on technique and skills from an author with over 30 years of skiing experience. It will cover every type of skiing from cross-country to mountaineering, highlighting the important differences between genres. It explains the clothing and equipment required for every type of skiing and, of course, the skis, boots, bindings and poles, as well as skills, snow science, and safety and rescue. It’s presented in colour with easy-to-follow step-by-step sequences and a wealth of inspirational action photographs.

  • History of skiing - from prehistoric travel to Olympic competition
  • Clothing and equipment for all types of skiing
  • Learning to ski - carrying and putting on skis, choosing a ski school
  • Life on the hill - what it's like on the mountain, how to buy a lift pass, and how to get around in the snow
  • Skiing technique - from snow plough turns to extreme skiing
  • Ski lifts - the different types, and how to use them
  • Types of skiing - cross country, telemark, freeskiing and adventure skiing
  • Mountain safety - avalanches, precautions, equipment and rescue
  • Ski culture - Café culture and après skiing
  • Ski travel - skiing around the world, and how to get there
  • Competition disciplines - downhill, slalom, giant slalom and super G, jumping, freestyle, cross country (and biathlon) 

ISBN: 9781785212604
ISBN-10: 1785212605
Series: Haynes Manuals
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Available: 12th December 2019
Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.0 x 21.0  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.83

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