Throughout the book Kipp shares consumer, technique, and safety tips collected from his years of experience as both a skier and an instructor. He also provides valuable information on travel and trip planning, including choosing a ski area and accommodations, packing, and flying with your gear. Lists of websites will help you find ski instructors and organizations, shop for equipment and gear, and plan trips around the world.
Alpine Skiing is part of the Outdoor Adventures series, which provides you with the essential information on basic techniques and skills so you can be on your way to an adventure in no time.
This book offers readers a fitness programme specifically designed
for the rigours of skiing. The book begins with an overview of the most
common injuries that skiers suffer, plus a look at what areas of
fitness you need to focus on in order to get the most out of your
skiing - strength, CV fitness and flexibility.
The book has two sections, one aimed at those new to skiing and one
aimed at the more advanced skier. Both sections will include programmes
to be undertaken in the months and weeks leading up to the skiing trip,
but there will also be year round programmes that can be incorporated
into the reader's regular exercise programme, offering year round
In the decade since the original publication of Allen & Mike's Really Cool Telemark Tips, telemark skiing has evolved enormously. It's entered a modern era, and this new edition reflects the new gear, the new teaching, and the new style of tele-skiing.
Providing critical instruction for anyone planning to travel over glacier country—from the Cascades to the Rockies to Denali—this book will guide and entertain readers through glacier anatomy, equipment, route finding, and rescue techniques.