White planet : a mad dash through modern global ski culture
Vancouver : Greystone Books, 2011.
A fun and informative look at the global ski revolution from one of its long-time devotees. Writer, adventurer, and ski hound Leslie Anthonyhas spent his life on two planks, racing down hills, searching for the next perfect ride. His own discovery of skiing occurred just as Alaska was becoming the ski world's Next Big Thing. In the late eighties and early nineties, ski enthusiasts, powder snow, and vast tracts of steep terrain came together, captured on film and beamed to audiences around the world. The result was a freeskiing revolution. In White Planet, Anthonytraces an arc through much of skiing's global diaspora over the past thirty years, observing its metamorphoses, its ever-new destinations, and the forces that continue to push the sport in more extreme directions. He's skied volcanoes in Mexico and vertical faces in Alaska, he's raced historic telemark courses in Italy, and he's swum through powder in Japan and avalanches in India, always chasing a new experience, a fresh line, and a bluebird day of skiing with someone who shares the passion. Along the way, he introduces many of the daredevils who have succeeded-and sometimes failed-at spectacular feats, the visionaries who have changed the whole concept of boots and boards and what can be done on them, and the entrepreneurs who are bringing the sport to nontraditional markets such as China, Bulgaria, and India. From the sadistic to the sublime, White Planetis an insightful, humorous, rock 'n' roll adventure that paints a picture of modern global ski culture.
The culture and sport of skiing : from antiquity to World War II
E. John B. Allen.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, c2007.
Allen (history, Plymouth State U.) details the history of skiing from its appearance in prehistoric Russian and Norwegian rock carvings and epics to the outbreak of WWII, when the Finns employed the ancient sport to successfully fend-off the Russians. Illustrations are included. Annotation ¬©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Open your heart with skiing : mastering life through love of the turns
Stephen S. Hultquist.
St. Petersburg, Fla. : DreamTime Pub., c2007.
Whether you are a hesitant beginner or a mogul-loving pro, Open Your Heart with Skiing will help you discover how you can get the most out of skiing, both on and off the slopes. Author Stephen Hultquist packs this book with practical advice to help you with your skills on the mountain, and then he shows you how to bring these mental, emotional, and inspirational techniques to the rest of your life. A certified ski instructor with more than thirty years of experience skiing, as well as a personal coach, Hultquist is the ideal person to show you how to get the most out of Your turns!
Fit to ski and snowboard : the skier's and boarder's guide to strength and conditioning
Camden, Me. : Ragged Mountain Press/McGraw-Hill, c2006.
Whether you're a weekend warrior or an advanced athlete, Fit to Ski and Snowboard helps you create the ideal conditioning program for your body and your needs. You can do these personalized workouts at the gym or at home, tracking your progress with the workout log and muscle chart. You'll be amazed how much you can: Improve your balance with wobble board and stability ball exercises, Strengthen and protect your back using core training techniques, Gain quicker reactions through plyometrics, Increase your flexibility with sun salutations and stretches. Book jacket.
The all-mountain skier : the way to expert skiing
R. Mark Elling ; illustrations by Brian Elling ; photographs by Kirk DeVoll.
Camden, Me. : Ragged Mountain Press/McGraw-Hill, c2003.
""Covers more information than a week's worth of private lessons.""--"Ski "magazine
"The All-Mountain Skier "helps 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 information--including tips from other expert skiers--to help readers perform like pros.
Essential skiing : a bible for beginning skiers
New York, NY : Lyons & Burford, Publishers, c1996.
An introduction to downhill skiing that also includes sections on snowboards and cross-country.
The athletic skier
Warren Witherell and David Evrard ; drawings by David Evrard & Diane Bode; photos by Erik Ostling & Thor Kallerud.
Salt Lake City : Athletic Skier ; Boulder, Colo. : Distributed by Johnson Books, 1993.
Warren Witherell is a legend in American skiing. Written for skiers from beginners to World Cup racers, The Athletic Skier covers the basics of ski and boot design; progresses through teaching and learning skills; reviews new technologies and choices in equipment; and concludes with racing techniques.
Skiing with the whole body
Berkeley, Calif. : North Atlantic Books, c1993.
Includes bibliographical references.