Best Downhill Skiing Books
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1. Training for the Uphill Athlete: A Manual for Mountain Runners and Ski Mountaineers
Author: by Steve House
Published at: Patagonia; Illustrated edition (March 12, 2019)
Dovetailing on the success of Training for the New Alpinism and Patagonia’s own emphasis on all mountain use, Training for the Uphill Athlete translates theory into methodology to allow you to write your own training plans and coach yourself to endurance goals.
Steve House, one of the best mountaineers, and his coach Scott Johnston, an Olympic-level cross country ski coach, along with Kilian Jornet, hands-down best endurance athlete at this time, present training principles for the multisport mountain athlete who regularly participates in a mix of distance running, ski mountaineering, and other endurance sports that require optimum fitness and customized strength.
This is an authoritative but accessible training manual for athletes and coaches who feel most alive in the mountains or pushing the uphill ascent. Distance running, ski mountaineering, skimo, and skyrunning are becoming increasingly popular all over the world, and are often undertaken by the same person during a single year.
2. Stretching: 40th Anniversary Edition
Author: by Bob Anderson
Published at: Shelter Publications; Anniversary edition (October 6, 2020)
Stretching is the most popular fitness book in the world, having sold over 3 million copies in 40 years. It has been translated into 23 languages. In this new edition there are stretches for improving the bad posture attributable to cell phone usage (“tech neck), and for people using computers.
This is the book that people tell their friends about, that trainers suggest for virtually every sport and activity, and that medical professionals recommend to people just starting to get back in shape. Stretching first appeared in 1980 as a new generation of Americans became committed to running, cycling, aerobic training, and workouts in the gym all of which are commonplace now.
It features stretching routines specific to a variety of people, including sports enthusiasts, travelers, children, gardeners, and people in wheelchairs. There is a new section titled Stretches for the Digital World, with stretches for people using cell phones and/or computers, as well as tips for better posture and stretches to do in an office environment.
3. I Don't Want To Grow Up: Life, Liberty, and Happiness. Without a Career.
Author: by Scott Stillman
Published at: Wild Soul Press (January 13, 2021)
What do you want to be when you grow up? We’ve been asked this question over and over, practically since the day we could walk. Many of us have absolutely no idea. We never have and we never will. This bothers us terribly, and on a profound level.
We feel useless, disconnected, scattered, unfocused. If we could just make up our mindsabout something, about anything! What if you didn’t have to grow up? Society would like us to believe that to be successful, we need careers. But let’s face itwe’re not all meant to be doctors, lawyers, scientists, and accountants.
Some are meant to be dreamers. The people on the fringes of society who don’t necessarily subscribe to the modern version of the American Dream. Artists, adrenaline junkies, nomads, life seekers. Those who doubt conventional wisdom, question authority, and continually search for newer, better ways to live.
The world needs freaksnow more than ever before. Is the career-less path really so bad? Could it actually be a calling? Find out for yourself.Get it Now.
4. Fifty Places to Ski and Snowboard Before You Die: Downhill Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations
Author: by Chris Santella
Published at: Harry N. Abrams; Illustrated edition (October 15, 2013)
Fifty Places to Ski and Snowboard Before You Diethe 10th book in the popular Fifty Places seriestakes readers to some of the world’s most inspiring skiing/snowboarding destinations: the Chugach Mountains (Alaska); Aspen, Crested Butte, and Steamboat Springs (Colorado); Tuckerman Ravine (New Hampshire); Rusutsu (Japan); Chamonix (France); Portillo (Chile); and Whistler Blackcomb (British Columbia).
Based on interviews with leading experts, the book chronicles the rich history of these sports and the people who have mastered them, including Tommy Moe, Jonny Moseley, Billy Kidd, and Greg Harms. Above all, Santella provides readers with the gorgeous scenery, the glamorous ambiance, and the always thrilling experience of visiting mountains from the Alps to the Rockies, whether it’s aprs-ski in Cortina or helicopter rides into virgin Alaskan powder.
Praise for Fifty Places to Ski and Snowboard Before You Die Even the reader who gets no farther than the couch can feel transported to the snow-covered peaks, mogul fields, and sparkling expanses sculpted by the book’s avalanche of quirky nuggets, insider tips, and historical perspectives …
5. Allen & Mike's Really Cool Telemark Tips, Revised and Even Better!: 123 Amazing Tips To Improve Your Tele-Skiing (Allen & Mike's Series)
Author: by Allen O'bannon
Published at: Falcon Guides; 2nd edition (August 26, 2008)
Following up on the phenomenal success of their backcountry ski and backpacking books, Allen O’Bannon and Mike Clelland here provide a thoroughly revised and updated edition of their likewise popular Allen & Mike’s Really Cool Telemark Tips, which first appeared in 1998.
For anyone who’s ever yearned to master the subtleties of the telemark turn, this book includes more than 120 clear, concise telemark tips complemented by often hilarious and always helpful illustrations. For beginners and experts alike, it is a must for tele-skiers who really want to shred.
In the decade since the original publication of Allen & Mike’s Really Cool Telemark Tips, telemark skiing has evolved enormously. It’s entered a modern era, and this new edition reflects the new gear, the new teaching, and the new style of tele-skiing.
6. Ultimate Skiing
Author: by Ron LeMaster
Published at: Human Kinetics; First edition (October 13, 2009)
Break through to the next level of ski performance! Renowned instructor, coach, and ski technique expert Ron LeMaster takes you beyond The Skier’s Edge by improving, expanding, and enhancing that seminal work. The result, Ultimate Skiing, will help you master the mechanics of great skiing as never beforeexplaining how it’s done, showing how it looks, and describing how it feels.
LeMaster has made Ultimate Skiing a comprehensive manual on ski technique. Learn how skis interact with the snow and how best to manipulate your skis, boots, and poles on the steepest slopes, in monster mogul fields, and through the deepest powder.
Technique tips and kinesthetic cues help translate the sensation of each movement. Throughout, LeMaster incorporates his one-of-a-kind, full-color photo montages and 3-D diagrams to take you onto the slopes and into the action. These phenomenal images capture some of the world’s greatest skiers while illustrating the correct techniques for every condition and terrain.
7. All-Mountain Skier : The Way to Expert Skiing
Author: by R. Elling
Published at: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; 2nd edition (October 17, 2002)
“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 informationincluding tips from other expert skiersto help readers perform like pros.
8. For the Love of It: The Mammoth Legacy of Roma and Dave McCoy
Author: by Robin Morning
Published at: Blue Ox Press (May 14, 2020)
For the Love of It: The Mammoth Legacy of Roma and Dave McCoy traces the lives of Roma and Dave McCoy, visionary founders of world-renowned Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, from their singular childhoods through their eventual building of the first chairlift in the Eastern Sierra.
The nostalgic narrative non-fiction book depicts California skiing in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s and illustrates the power of dedication, upbeat attitudes, and teamwork. Born in 1915 in Southern California, Dave McCoy grew up living in tent camps with his parents while his father built early California roads.
During the Depression, Dave’s family fell apart and he was sent to live with grandparents at the Wilkeson Coal & Coke Company in Washington. There he learned to fly fish, tie flies, and ski. After graduating from high school, Dave hitchhiked south and settled in Independence, a small town in California’s Eastern Sierra where he spent his time riding a Harley Davidson, fly-fishing, skiing with the Eastern Sierra Ski Club, and working for the LADWP, eventually as a hydrographer.
9. The Winter Army: The World War II Odyssey of the 10th Mountain Division, America's Elite Alpine Warriors
Author: by Maurice Isserman
Published at: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Illustrated edition (November 5, 2019)
Compelling and readable … I had serious trouble putting this book down.John C. McManus, author of Fire and Fortitude and The Dead and Those About to Die The epic story of the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division, whose elite soldiers broke the last line of German defenses in Italy’s mountains in 1945, spearheading the Allied advance to the Alps and final victory.
At the start of World War II, the US Army had two cavalry divisionsand no mountain troops. The German Wehrmacht, in contrast, had many well-trained and battle-hardened mountain divisions, some of whom by 1943 blocked the Allied advance in the Italian campaign.
Starting from scratch, the US Army developed a unique military fighting force, the 10th Mountain Division, drawn from the ranks of civilian skiers, mountaineers, and others with outdoor experience. The resulting mix of Ivy League students, park rangers, Olympic skiers, and European refugees formed the first specialized alpine fighting force in US history.
Crazy for the Storm: A Memoir of Survival (P.S.)
Author: by Norman Ollestad
Published at: Ecco; Reprint edition (May 11, 2010)
Destined to stand with other classic true stories of man against natureInto Thin Air and Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer; Sebastian Junger’s The Perfect StormCrazy for the Storm is a literary triumph. Norman Olstead’s New York Times bestselling memoir is the story of the harrowing plane crash the author miraculously survived at age eleven, framed by the moving tale of his complicated relationship with his charismatic, adrenaline-addicted father.
A heart-stopping story beautifully told. Norman Olstead has written a book that may well be read for generations. Russell BanksBreathtaking…. Crazy for the Storm will keep you up late into the night. Washington Post Book World
11. The Last Ridge: The Epic Story of America's First Mountain Soldiers and the Assault on Hitler's Europe
Author: by Mckay Jenkins
Published at: Random House Trade Paperbacks; Reprint edition (November 9, 2004)
When World War II broke out in Europe, the American army had no specialized division of mountain soldiers. But in the winter of 193940, after a tiny band of Finnish mountain troops brought the invading Soviet army to its knees, an amateur skier named Charles Minot Minnie Dole convinced the United States Army to let him recruit an extraordinary assortment of European expatriates, wealthy ski bums, mountaineers, and thrill-seekers and form them into a unique band of Alpine soldiers.
These men endured nearly three years of grueling training in the Colorado Rockies and in the process set new standards for both soldiering and mountaineering. The newly forged 10th Mountain Division finally faced combat in the winter of 1945, in Italy’s Apennine Mountains, against the seemingly unbreakable German fortifications north of the Gothic Line.
There, they planned and executed what is still regarded as the most daring series of nighttime mountain attacks in U.S. Military history, taking Mount Belvedere and the sheer, treacherous face of Riva Ridge to smash the linchpin of the German army’s lines.
12. Fodor's Vienna and the Best of Austria: with Salzburg & Skiing in the Alps (Travel Guide)
Author: by Fodor's Travel Guides
Published at: Fodor's Travel; 3rd edition (April 24, 2018)
For a limited time, receive a free Fodor’s Guide to Safe and Healthy Travel e-book with the purchase of this guidebook!Go to fodors.Com for details. Written by local experts, Fodor’s travel guides have been offering advice and professionally vetted recommendations for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.
With its old-world charm, musical heritage, and alpine landscapes, Vienna and Austria offer choices for every traveler. Fodor’s Vienna and the Best of Austria captures the top experiences and attractions throughout the country, with intriguing features on tantalizing Austrian cuisine and wine, tips for finding the best ski resorts, and insights into hiking in the pastoral Salzkammergut region.
Vienna and Austria spring to life with classic experiences such as visiting Mozart’s birthplace and touring the famous Schonbrunn Palace. This travel guide includes:ULTIMATE EXPERIENCES GUIDE contains a brief introduction and spectacular color photos that capture the ultimate experiences and attractions throughout Vienna and Austria EXPANDED COVERAGE: In recent years, Vienna has seen a resurgence in everything from its cultural offerings to its hotel scene, and Fodor’s captures the best new picks.
13. Harald Harb's Essentials of Skiing (Includes Free DVD)
Author: by Harald Harb
Published at: Hatherleigh; Pap/DVD edition (December 1, 2006)
The world’s greatest ski instructor shows you the eight key steps to skiing perfection. Twenty years ago, Harald Harb revolutionized learning to ski with his Primary Movement Teaching System. Harald has personally trained thousands of recreational skiers and many thousands more have mastered skiing through his books and videos.
Now Harald reveals to readers everywhere the eight basic lessons that grant immediate improvement to any skier at any level. Essentials of Skiing is an easy-to-use yet powerful eight-step program proven to create success on the slopes. With in-depth descriptions and clear, detailed photos, the techniques and exercises will benefit skiers at every level from the novice to the most advanced.
Essentials of Skiing will show you how to: Perfectly coordinate your upper and lower body movements Increase your pure balancing ability Improve your range of motion without muscle strain Expertly handle bumps, carving, turns, poles and much, much moreWhatever your level, Essentials of Skiing is your guarantee of skiing success.200 photos.
14. Ski Patrol in Colorado (Images of Modern America)
Author: by John B. Cameron
Published at: Arcadia Publishing (November 26, 2018)
The Army’s 10th Mountain Division, developed during World War II for combat missions in the mountains of northern Italy, evolved into ski patrols as we know them today. Far-reaching and nuanced, the job of a ski patroller combines long days, physically demanding work in high alpine environments, and the ability to respond to complex medical emergencies.
In Colorado, ski patrol has grown from a volunteer operation to a professional workforce-incorporating advancements in lifesaving techniques, avalanche forecasting, and specialized guest services. Relying heavily on their fellow patrollers, life-long friendships are forged on the mountain and often embellished in legendary tales-many of which are shared within.