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Essential Cross-Country Skier

Essential Cross-Country Skier - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0070496255

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ISBN13: 978-0070496255
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Publisher: Ragged Mountain Press
Published: 2000
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Essential Cross-Country Skier - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0070496255

Rick Lovett and Paul Petersen

ISBN13: 978-0070496255
ISBN10: 0070496250
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: Ragged Mountain Press

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

Cross-country expertise . . . easily

Glide into an invigorating sport with this guide from true experts who show you how to have fun from your first day out and coach you all the way through the advanced skills youd like to learn. No ordinary manual, The Essential Cross-Country Skier brings together the combined expertise of one of the countrys top cross-country skiing instructors; a two-time Olympic biathlete and former Dartmouth skiing coach; and one of the sports foremost professional writers.

This all-star team has created one of the most engaging, clear, and potent learning tools ever published for beginning and intermediate skiers. This unique, carefully illustrated guide gives you the information you need to get started: choosing the right skis, boots, and poles; where to find the best trails; what to wear for comfort and warmth; plus tips on safety.

And, if youre already familiar with nordic skiing, the book shows you how to improve your style and your conditioning; master the subtleties of waxing and ski maintenance; and enjoy new skills including ski skating, telemarking, ski racing, and backcountry touring.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction

Part 1 Cross-Country Skiing 101: Getting Started

1. Enjoying the Winter Environment
2. First Strides
3. Beyond the Basics
4. Dressing for Success
5. What Skis to Buy?
6. Adding Adventure to Your Skiing

Part 2 Cross-Country Skiing 201: Expanding Your Skills

7. Ski Skating
8. Telemark Skiing
9. Backcountry Skiing
10. Emergency Preparedness
11. Training and Racing, by John Morton
12. Waxing and Ski Maintenance

Appendix: U.S. and Canadian Cross-Country Ski Areas
Index

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