All-Mountain Skier : The Way to Expert Skiing

All-Mountain Skier : The Way to Expert Skiing


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071408417
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 09/26/2002
Edition description: REV
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

R. Mark Elling is certified by the Professional Ski Instructors of America as a Level III Alpine Instructor and Level II Backcountry Guide. He has worked full-time in the ski industry since 1989, including six seasons as a guide at Mount Bailey Snowcat Skiing and assistant director of the ski school at Montana Snowbowl. Since 1996, he has been a product test for Ski and Skiing magazines, and he helps teach professional bootfitting seminars for Masterfit University. He has written articles for Skiing, The Professional Skier, and many other travel and sports publications.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
I. Introduction
II. Creating a Toolbox
1. Stance
2. Steering
3. Outside Ski Dominance
4. The Footwork Blend
5. Edging: Getting on Them, Getting off Them
6. Pressure Control
7. Body Mass Movement
8. Turn Size and Shape
9. Using Your Poles
III. You CAN Blame It on Your Gear! Sometimes
10. Skis
11. Boots
12. Poles and Bindings
13. Alignment
IV. Getting Tough: Advanced Situations
14. Carving
15. Powder
16. Crud
17. Bumps
18. Steeps
19. Trees
V. Getting Techno
Appendix: Additional Resources

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