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All-Mountain Skier The Way to Expert Skiing,9780071408417

All-Mountain Skier The Way to Expert Skiing

Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 10/17/2002
Publisher(s): International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
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"Covers more information than a week's worth of private lessons."shy;shy;SkimagazineThe All-Mountain Skierhelps skiers advance their skills with a foolproof, self-instructional program for mastering advanced techniques in even the most challenging conditions. Drawing from his extensive experience as a ski professional, instructor Mark Elling delivers essential advice and informationshy;shy;including tips from other expert skiersshy;shy;to help readers perform like pros.

Author Biography

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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