Cross-Country Skiing: Building Skills for Fun and Fitness


Cross-Country Skiing: Building Skills for Fun and Fitness
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Cross-Country Skiing: Building Skills for Fun and Fitness
Manufacturer Steve Hindman (Author)
Page By phoxtrot
Page Type Nov 15, 2009 / Nov 15, 2009
Object ID 6625
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Publisher's comments

From the first time you step into your bindings to mastering the stride, the glide, and the skate: Steve Hindman has you covered. As a certified instructor, he's introduced hundreds of people to the sport; he also wrote the study guide for the Professional Ski Instructors of America certification exam. Here he shares the same techniques he teaches on the snow, whether you're setting out for a city park, looking for family fun at a groomed ski area, or heading into the backcountry to set your own track.

This comprehensive guide covers equipment and accessories, waxing for grip and glide, training and conditioning, snow camping, route finding, and avalanche awareness. It will take you from how to fall (and how to get up again), through the classic and skate skiing basics (including stance, poling principles, and downhill tactics), to effective racing technique. It also takes up more advanced variations of the sport-freeheel, telemark, and ski mountaineering.


Publisher: Mountaineers Books

Pages: 240

Binding Information: Paperback

Size: 7 X 8.5



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phoxtrot - Nov 15, 2009 1:58 pm - Voted 5/5

Another of the Mountaineers Books, which I have always found very indepth and informational.

If you are interested in getting into cross country skiing, or you're new to cross country skiing and just want to learn more, this is a great reference book. If you are well versed in cross country skiing, this book may be too basic for you.

It is a well written book covering everthing from skis, boots, clothing, gear, how to wax your skis, and skiing techniques.

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