The All-Mountain Skier: The Way to Expert Skiing

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This work explains the authors system for transforming intermediate skiers into advanced skiers and advanced into expert. The goal is "extreme skiing" - speed, jumping ability and fluid grace on difficult terrain and challenging snow conditions. It features a guide to expert performance in tough terrain including powder, ice, hardback, crud, bumps, steeps and trees.

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"Covers more information than a week's worth of private lessons."--Ski magazine

The All-Mountain Skier takes you to the most difficult places on the mountain--bumps, steeps, and trees--and helps you conquer them. If you yearn for speed, gravity-defying jumps, or fluid grace on challenging terrain, here is your step-by-step guide to becoming an expert all-mountain skier.

This second edition contains all the information you need on the latest equipment--including shaped skis, boots, bindings, and footbeds--to perform like a pro on crud, hardpack, powder, and ice.

"Wow! This book can help you conquer the steeps of Valdez, the peaks of the Alps, the powder of Alta, and everything in between. A blizzard of information that will truly change the way you ski."--Gordy Peifer, U.S. (2000) and Canadian (1998) Freeskiing Champion, ski film star

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.

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