All-Mountain Skier: The Way to Expert Skiing

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McGraw Hill Professional, Oct 17, 2002 - Nature - 223 pages

"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.

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I really learned how to ski using this book. Sure I had three hours of lessons but this book was the main tool I used to get down the slopes in one piece.
I like the authors down-to-earth writing
style and the analogies he uses in the book. He articulates a pretty comprehensive background to the gear and the theory behind the movements you need to make on the slope.
What then set this book apart from others are the drills that he introduces to the student to be used to hone their technique on the slope. Instructional books like these cannot be effective unless a skill is broken down to the constituent parts. The author does this fantastically well and this book will help others create and fill a skiers toolbox and release the enjoyment of the slopes for a lifetime.

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A must buy for all skiers not just the beginner(like me). An excellent step by step guide that will see you master this sport at no time at all, you will come out a professional. Don't let me hold you back, go out and get your copy now, see you on the slopes.


Creating a Toolbox
Ill You CAN Blame It on Your Gear Sometimes
Advanced Situations

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About the author (2002)

R. Mark Elling is certified by the Professional Ski Instructors of America as a Level III Alpine Instructor and Level II Backcountry Guide. He has worked full-time in the ski industry since 1989, including six seasons as a guide at Mount Bailey Snowcat Skiing and assistant director of the ski school at Montana Snowbowl. Since 1996, he has been a product test for Ski and Skiing magazines, and he helps teach professional bootfitting seminars for Masterfit University. He has written articles for Skiing, The Professional Skier, and many other travel and sports publications.

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