I Know Absolutely Nothing about Skiing: A New Skier's Guide to the Sport's History, Equipment, Apparel, Etiquette, Safety, and Language

I Know Absolutely Nothing about Skiing: A New Skier's Guide to the Sport's History, Equipment, Apparel, Etiquette, Safety, and Language

by Steve Eubanks, Bob LaMarche
     
 
I Know Absolutely Nothing About Skiing is the story of Larry, a beachcomber who has never seen snow and whose girlfriend has booked them on a company ski trip. "I don't mind telling you, I'm scared to death," he tells a ski shop clerk soon after he realizes he has only thirty days to prepare for the trip. This lighthearted primer explains the many aspects of

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I Know Absolutely Nothing About Skiing is the story of Larry, a beachcomber who has never seen snow and whose girlfriend has booked them on a company ski trip. "I don't mind telling you, I'm scared to death," he tells a ski shop clerk soon after he realizes he has only thirty days to prepare for the trip. This lighthearted primer explains the many aspects of the sport including

  • Getting Started "You don't have to be young or athletic, or even coordinated, to enjoy skiing. What you need is an understanding of a few fundamentals."
  • Equipment "Boots are the most important part of your equipment. They allow you to control your skis."
  • Apparel "Skiing requires a full range of body movements, so pick clothes that allow you to flex and stretch freely."
  • Instruction "Try to get into a small group of learning skiers. You'll get more attention from the instructor and probably improve faster."
  • Riding Lifts "Lifts are not amusement park rides. They don't stop because you dropped a glove, so be careful."
  • Basic Principles...History... and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558534407
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Pages:
129
Product dimensions:
8.31(w) x 4.80(h) x 0.70(d)

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