The Essential Cross-Country Skier

The Essential Cross-Country Skier

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by Rick Lovett, Paul Petersen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0070496250

ISBN-13: 9780070496255

Pub. Date: 08/28/1999

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

Cross-country expertise . . . easily

Glide into an invigorating sport with this guide from true experts who show you how to have fun from your first day out and coach you all the way through the advanced skills you'd like to learn. No ordinary manual, The Essential Cross-Country Skier brings together the combined expertise of one of the country's top

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Cross-country expertise . . . easily

Glide into an invigorating sport with this guide from true experts who show you how to have fun from your first day out and coach you all the way through the advanced skills you'd like to learn. No ordinary manual, The Essential Cross-Country Skier brings together the combined expertise of one of the country's top cross-country skiing instructors; a two-time Olympic biathlete and former Dartmouth skiing coach; and one of the sport's foremost professional writers.

This all-star team has created one of the most engaging, clear, and potent learning tools ever published for beginning and intermediate skiers. This unique, carefully illustrated guide gives you the information you need to get started: choosing the right skis, boots, and poles; where to find the best trails; what to wear for comfort and warmth; plus tips on safety.

And, if you're already familiar with nordic skiing, the book shows you how to improve your style and your conditioning; master the subtleties of waxing and ski maintenance; and enjoy new skills including ski skating, telemarking, ski racing, and backcountry touring.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780070496255
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part 1 Cross-Country Skiing 101: Getting Started

1. Enjoying the Winter Environment

2. First Strides

3. Beyond the Basics

4. Dressing for Success

5. What Skis to Buy?

6. Adding Adventure to Your Skiing

Part 2 Cross-Country Skiing 201: Expanding Your Skills

7. Ski Skating

8. Telemark Skiing

9. Backcountry Skiing

10. Emergency Preparedness

11. Training and Racing, by John Morton

12. Waxing and Ski Maintenance

Appendix: U.S. and Canadian Cross-Country Ski Areas

Index

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The Essential Cross-Country Skier 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The essential cross-country skier aims at delivering comprehensive coverage of nordic skiing from technique to equipment and preparation, etc. I found that this book touched on a broad spectrum of issues related to nordic skiing but limited only to the depth that would suit the majority of readers - beginners. Nordic enthusiasts may quickly outgrow the content.