Basic Illustrated Cross-Country Skiing

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Richly photographed and information-packed tools for the novice or handy reference for the veteran, BASIC ILLUSTRATED books distill years of knowledge into affordable and visual guides. Whether you're planning a trip of thumbing for facts in the field, the BASIC ILLUSTRATED series shows you what you need to know.

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Overview

Richly photographed and information-packed tools for the novice or handy reference for the veteran, BASIC ILLUSTRATED books distill years of knowledge into affordable and visual guides. Whether you're planning a trip of thumbing for facts in the field, the BASIC ILLUSTRATED series shows you what you need to know.

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There is not an author who understands cross-country skiing better. Scott's experience teaching beginners, writing instructional manuals, guiding in the high country, and coaching seasoned racers allows him to share what would take most skiers more than a lifetime to learn on their own. I wish I had this when I started. ~Craig Panarisi, Director, Stratton Snowsport School and former coach of the PSIA Nordic Team
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762777648
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/2/2012
  • Series: Basic Illustrated Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 1,465,602
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

J. Scott McGee is the PSIA Nordic Team Coach and Senior Manager for Nordic, Guides and Training at Jackson Hole Mountain Sports School. Certified Level III in Nordic Track, Nordic Downhill, and Backcountry, Scott contributes regularly to The Professional Skier and SkiTrax magazines, as well as other ski instruction publications.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments iv

Introduction vii

Chapter 1 All that Cross-Country Is 1

Chapter 2 Equipment 9

Chapter 3 Waxing for Cross-Country 21

Traditional Classic Technique 29

Chapter 4 Getting Started: Classic 30

Chapter 5 Advanced Skills for Classic Skiing 48

Freestyle Skate Ski Technique 53

Chapter 6 Getting Started: Skate Skiing 54

Chapter 7 Advanced Skills for Skate Skiing 59

Chapter 8 Downhill Techniques 66

Chapter 9 Training and Safety 71

Chapter 10 The Places you can go 81

Chapter 11 Fun for the Whole Family 87

Appendix A Resources 93

Appendix B What to Bring 96

Glossary 98

Index 102

About the Author 104

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