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Description - The All-Mountain Skier by R. Mark Elling

Skiers know that natural ability takes them just so far. Sooner or later they reach their limit and no matter how hard they try their skills don't improve - unless they get help. The All-Mountain Skier gets the reader out of this rut by providing proven techniques and methods to elevate skills and improve the performance of intermediate and advanced skiers on the slopes. From instruction on using edges on Eastern hardpack/ice to techniques of negotiating deep Rocky Mountain powder, this book contains the hard-working information needed to learn to ski any mountain terrain like a professional. Since The All-Mountain Skier was published in 1997, significant and long-lasting changes swept downhill skiing. New "shaped" skies, boots, bindings and other gear now allow skiers to push the envelope and challenge terrain that is increasingly extreme. This revised and updated edition of The All-Mountain Skier preserves the timeless core concepts and successful methods of the original book while supplying the needed changes to bring the book up to date both visually and editorially including: Instruction on selecting the new skiing equipment such as "shaped" skies, boots, bindings, and footbeds; Advice and techniques on using the new equipment and gear to get the most out of the mountain; Replacing photos with exciting images that feature the new high-tech products

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780071408417
ISBN-10: 007140841X
Format: Paperback
(233mm x 188mm x 10mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: McGraw-Hill Contemporary
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - R. Mark Elling

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.