Skiing Manual: The Essential Guide to Skiing por Bill Mattos

August 23, 2019

Skiing Manual: The Essential Guide to Skiing por Bill Mattos

Titulo del libro: Skiing Manual: The Essential Guide to Skiing

Autor: Bill Mattos

Número de páginas: 192 páginas

Fecha de lanzamiento: November 24, 2014

ISBN: 0857334816

Editor: Haynes Publishing UK

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Bill Mattos con Skiing Manual: The Essential Guide to Skiing

The Skiing Manual offers instructions on technique and skills from an author with over 30 years of skiing experience. It will cover every type of skiing from cross-country to mountaineering, highlighting the important differences between genres. It explains the clothing and equipment required for every type of skiing and of course the skis, boots, bindings and poles, as well as skills, snow science, and safety and rescue. It's presented in color with easy-to-follow step-by-step sequences and a wealth of inspirational action photographs. History of skiing - from prehistoric travel to Olympic competition ; Clothing and equipment for all types of skiing; Learning to ski - carrying and putting on skis, choosing a ski school; Life on the hill - what it's like on the mountain, how to buy a lift pass, and how to get around in the snow; Skiing technique - from snow plough turns to extreme skiing; Ski lifts - the different types, and how to use them; Types of skiing - cross country, telemark, freeskiing and adventure skiing; Mountain safety - avalanches, precautions, equipment and rescue; Ski culture - Café culture and après ski; Ski travel - skiing around the world, and how to get there; Competition disciplines - downhill, slalom, giant slalom and super G, jumping, freestyle, cross country (and biathlon)