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  • Bluffers Guide To Skiing

    Bluffers

    Product Code: BSBJH
    Paperback
    Instantly distinguish between a schuss and a snowplough, a stem turn and a slalom, a sidecut and a side-slip. Bask in the admiration of your fellow skiers as you pronounce confidently on what to do and where to do it. Never claim that your skis have `blunt edges' or that you just can't get enough `flex' in your ski boots (these are valid excuses for most forms of skiing ineptitude.) And never boast that you haven't had a lesson in your life. This is ill-advised, not least because it invites the entirely legitimate retort: `Yes, it shows.' Above all, effortlessly hold your own against those who have skiing in their DNA. Just don't make the mistake of skiing with them.
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  • Alpine Skiing Collect and Scratch Print

    Product Code: BRWSA
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    Our Alpine Skiing Resorts Map Print details our list 112 of the best ski resorts in the Alps. With colour coordinated percentages of runs and grades that each resort offers, there's something for everyone, no matter your skiing skills. If you've skied or snowboarded in a location, simply scratch if off the map, and move on to your next challenge. We even have Linked Resorts marked, to help you plan your skiing adventure. Whether you're on your first blue run, or a pro seeking a challenge off-piste, the Scratch Off Alpine Skiing Resorts map print will keep you on the slopes for years to come. Print: 170gsm silk art print with scratch coating. Frame not supplied. Size: A2 - 59.4 (h) x 42 (w) cm Packaging: Packaged in a well designed quality tube perfect for the gifting.
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  • Ski Touring

    Bruce Goodlad

    Product Code: BRUIX
    Paperback
    Fully revised and updated 2nd edition including an entirely new chapter on avalanches If you want to leave the confines of the piste, and explore the mountains and valleys beyond, then this is the book for you. Everything you need to make the transition from piste skiing to ski touring is here, from downhill off-piste and uphill skills to avalanche awareness. All aspects are covered in detail, with clear descriptions and stunning photos. The first section of the book covers the knowledge and techniques required to travel beyond the marked trail. The second part contains a selection of Bruce's favourite tours, in guidebook style, to help you plan your own backcountry adventure.
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  • Ski Touring and Snowshoeing in the Dolomites

    James Rushforth

    Product Code: BNHYX
    Paperback
    Guidebook to 50 ski touring and snowshoeing routes in the Dolomites. The routes, which carry an Alpine (and when appropriate, a Volo/Toponeige) grading, range from 5km to 18km, taking between 2 and 7 hours to complete. The routes are based in and around areas such as Canazei, Arabba, Corvara and San Martino, taking in stunning scenery, quaint villages and enchanting mountain vistas. Clear route descriptions are accompanied by 1:50K mapping and photo topos, together with information such as total ascent and descent (as well as aspect), expected duration of route and equipment required. Also provided is invaluable practical advice on things such as mountain safety and navigation, equipment, transport options to, from and around the Dolomites, ski passes, accommodation and more. Regarded as one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world, the Dolomites offer endless winter escapades. Those who venture off the beaten track and into the backcountry (whether by ski or by shoe) will discover a veritable winter wonderland.
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  • Snow Business

    Andrew Reed

    Product Code: BMPFO
    Paperback
    A useful guide for aspiring ski reps, providing insight into a typical winter season Explores Swedish culture and traditions- portrays Sweden in an honest, different light Andrew Reed spent a winter as a ski rep for a well known UK travel company in the resort of Are, Sweden. The book is a humorous account of his experiences from the daunting first week of the selection process in Austria, the convoluted journey by road, ship and rail to the resort itself and through the hectic first month of setting up in resort. The chapters that follow reveal a very different type of ski resort to the normal alpine resort with activities that included snowmobile safaris, husky dog sledging, chaotic reindeer rides and visits to the spectacular frozen waterfall. Even the Northern Lights and the real Santa Claus make brief appearances. The book offers a realistic, honest perspective and explains the strains and pressures of the job, including working in close proximity to others over such a long, hard season which finished well beyond the alpine resorts. It will help aspiring reps to prepare by offering useful advice and encouragement, but it is also of interest to the wider ski and travel community. Snow Business is based on Andrew's Nordic adventures and it provides a fascinating insight into the country, its people and its traditions, along with the quirks of the language. It will appeal to those who love all things skiing, or those with an interest in Swedish culture.
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  • Unbound

    Steph Jagger

    Product Code: BMDSQ
    Paperback
    Five continents, four million vertical feet, and one woman in search of herselfSteph Jagger had always been a force of nature. Dissatisfied with the passive, limited roles she saw for women as she was growing up, she emulated the men in her life-chasing success, climbing the corporate ladder, ticking the boxes, playing by the rules of a masculine ideal. She was accomplished. She was living "The Dream." But it wasn't her dream. Then the universe caught her attention with a sign: raise restraining device. Steph had seen this ski-lift sign countless times, but the familiar words suddenly became a personal call to shake off the life she had built and start a search for something different, something more. Steph soon decided to walk away from the success and security she had worked long and hard to obtain. She quit her job, took a second mortgage on her house, sold everything except her ski equipment and her laptop, and bought a bundle of plane tickets. For the next year, she followed winter up and down the mountains of North and South America, Asia, Europe, and New Zealand on a mission to ski four million vertical feet in a year. What hiking was for Cheryl Strayed, skiing became for Steph: a crucible in which to crack open her life and get to the very center of herself. But she would have to break herself down-first physically, then emotionally-before she could start to rebuild. And it was through this journey of body and soul that she came to understand how to be a woman, how to love, and how to live authentically. Electrifying, heartfelt, and full of humor, Unbound is a transformative memoir-an odyssey of courage and self-discovery that will inspire readers to raise their own restraining devices and pursue the life they are meant to lead.
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  • Skiing into Modernity

    Andrew Denning

    Product Code: AZSWV
    Paperback
    Skiing into Modernity is the story of how skiing moved from Europe's Scandinavian periphery to the mountains of central Europe, where it came to define the modern Alps and set the standard for skiing across the world. Denning offers a fresh, sophisticated, and engaging cultural and environmental history of skiing that alters our understanding of the sport and reveals how leisure practices evolve in unison with our changing relationship to nature. Denning probes the modernist self-definition of Alpine skiers and the sport's historical appeal for individuals who sought to escape city strictures while achieving mastery of mountain environments through technology and speed two central features distinguishing early twentieth-century cultures. Skiing into Modernity surpasses existing literature on the history of skiing to explore intersections between work, tourism, leisure, development, environmental destruction, urbanism, and more.
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  • Basic Illustrated Alpine Ski Touring

    Molly Absolon

    Product Code: AZGFD
    Paperback
    Basic Illustrated Alpine Ski Touring has everything one needs to participate in this growing and exciting activity. Written by expert Molly Abolson, this book provides information on gear, skills, and preparation so that beginners and intermediate participants alike can enjoy this emerging sport with confidence.
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  • Ultimate Skiing

    Ron LeMaster

    Product Code: AQGDD
    Paperback
    Millions of skiers around the world have witnessed a revolution in ski design and the ensuing changes in technique. "Ultimate Skiing" is the definitive instruction manual for skiers seeking the latest developments in technique and technology. A full-colour guide for the modern skier, "Ultimate Skiing" speaks to the intermediate, advanced and racing readership by including updated techniques for modern-shaped ski designs and tips for fine-tuning boots for specific styles and terrain.

    Written by technique expert Ron LeMaster, "Ultimate Skiing" offers a tactical approach to applying technique to meet the needs for various conditions and ski objectives, such as ice, powder, moguls and steeps. "Ultimate Skiing" features LeMaster's clear, thorough and captivating photo sequences depicting proper form on the slopes. Every chapter includes analyses of World Cup skiers as well as exercises for developing and practising technique.

    Skiers are guaranteed to benefit from LeMaster's unique method of instruction. Starting with the mechanical basics of skiing and moving on to the complete presentation of technique, "Ultimate Skiing" is the one resource that will build confidence and consistency in any serious skier.
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  • The All-mountain Skier

    R. Mark Elling

    Product Code: AQGDC
    Paperback
    "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.
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  • Fifty Places to Ski and Snowboard Before You Die

    Chris Santella

    Product Code: AHWBE
    Hardback
    Fifty Places to Ski and Snowboard Before You Die - the tenth book in Chris Santella's popular "Fifty Places" series - takes readers on a tour de force of some of the world's most inspiring ski/snowboard areas. Based on interviews with leading ski/snowboarding experts, the book explores the rich history, personalities - and most of all, the experience - of visiting mountains from the Alps to the Rockies, of apres ski in Cortina or helicopter rides into virgin Alaskan powder.
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