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SkIIng Manual

SkIIng Manual

The Skiing Manual offers instructions on technique and skills from an author with over 30 years of skiing experience.

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ISBN 9780857334817
Barcode 9780857334817
Published 4 December 2014 by Haynes Publishing Group
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Mattos, Bill
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ISBN-13 9780857334817
ISBN-10 0857334816
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Haynes Publishing Group
Imprint J H Haynes & Co Ltd
Publication Date 4 December 2014
International Publication Date 3 December 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Mattos, Bill
Category Skiing
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 214mm
Height: 277mm
Spine: 14mm
Weight 830g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Skis and skiing
NBS Text Winter Sports
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 796.93
Catalogue Code 601252

Description of this Book

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 - Cafe culture and apres ski 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)

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Bill Mattos lives in the French Alps and has been skiing for more than 30 years. An experienced author, he has written many books and magazine articles on adventure sports and survival. He is the author of the Haynes Kayaking Manual.

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