Cross-Country Skiing: Building Skills for Fun and Fitness
provides all the how-to advice needed for improving your technique for increased enjoyment.
- Author: Steve Hindman
- Softcover, 264 pages, black-and-white photos
- The Mountaineers Books; copyright 2005
- Provides advice intended for novice to advanced intermediate cross-country skiers; all skills discussed are demonstrated with step-by-step photos
- Includes sidebars for trouble-shooting common situations and advice on matching technique to terrain and snow conditions
- Also provides tips and fun activities for introducing children to the sport
- Covers equipment, clothing and accessories, waxing for grip and glide, and other useful tips for getting started
- Advanced skiers will enjoy instruction on skating, classical technique for performance skiing, and downhill technique on free-heel equipment
- Cross-Country Skiing: Building Skills for Fun and Fitness
also covers snow camping, route finding and avalanche awareness
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. Here he shares the same techniques he teaches on the snow.
This comprehensive guide covers equipment, clothing, accessories, waxing for grip and glide and other useful tips for getting started. For more advanced skiers, it takes up skating and classical technique for performance skiing and downhill skiing on free-heel equipment. For those heading into the backcountry, there is information on snow camping, route finding and avalanche awareness.
Made in USA.
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