The Complete Guide to Cross-Country Ski Preparation
By: Nat Brown, Natalie Brown-Gutnik
An essential resource for serious skiers. Nat Brown was the official U.S. Cross-Country Team and U.S. Biathalon Team waxer for two Olympics and five World Championships. With this book, he offers a systematic course on choosing the right skis and preparing them for optimal performance. Emphasizing simplicity and practicality, Brown guides skiers through all the techniques—basic to advanced—needed needed to produce fast skis. He covers the basic mechanics of skis and wax; all the factors that can affect a ski's speed and how to minimize or eliminate them; and advanced topics such as testing and repairs.
Tracks and Trails : An Insider's Guide to the Best Cross-Country Skiing in the Northeast
By: Chris Leggell, Woden Teachout
100 Classic Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes in Washington
By: Rainer Burgdorfer
Washington backcountry skiers know the name Rainer Burgdorfer. The Northwest's backcountry skiing guru and author of the popular but long out-of-print Backcountry Skiing in Washinton's Cascades, has created this entirely new guidebook to include the best, most challenging descents in Washington. With more than 100 routes and tours for intermediate to advanced alpine and Nordic skiers and snowboarders, Burgdorfer's guide is the definitive reference for the Cascade region. Each trip description details the best times to go—including year-round opportunities--access, starting elevation and high point, tour length and time, maps, level and type of skill required, and permit information. Special sections cover avalanche conditions, snow survival, environmental considerations, weather, equipment, and techniques. A seasonal cross-reference table helps readers select tours by season. Featuring 100 b&w photos and 90 maps.
Making Camp : The Complete Guide for Hikers, Mountain Bikers, Paddlers & Skiers
By: Dennis Coello, John Harlin, Alan Kesselheim, Steve Howe
Here is a comprehensive, detailed camping how-to compiled by Backpacker field experts for anyone traveling by foot, boat, bicycle, or skis, through all kinds of terrain, year-around. Gleaned from the lifetime experiences of four Backpacker magazine field experts, this compendium of advice, checklists, suggestions, priorities, rules of thumb, and special considerations presents the best from the best. Learn how to select sites, arrange your kitchen, build a portable toilet, pitch a tent, build a fire, and leave no trace.
Cross-Country Skiing for Everyone
By: Jules Older Effin Older
In only six inches of snow, in any place, and at any age, anyone can take part in cross-country skiing, one of the fastest-growing winter sports in the nation. In this illustrated guide, Jules Older examines the technique, equipment, preparations, safety, and ski-touring centers--all in a conversational and entertaining style that emphasizes the importance of going at your own pace and enjoying the outdoors. 100 photos.
Cross-Country Ski Vacations: A Guide to the Best Resorts, Lodges, and Groomed Trails in North America
By: Jonathan Wiesel, Dianna Delling
Cross-Country Ski Vacations provides all the information needed for a great trip, from skill levels and trail conditions to clothing and the best time of year to go. Insightful and accurate descriptions include which resorts offer day care, lighted trails, snowmaking, and spas.
The Essential Cross-Country Skier : A Step-By-Step Guide
By: Paul Petersen, John Morton, Rick Lovett
This comprehensive introduction to cross-country skiing is designed to get the reader out of the chair and onto the slopes in the first three chapters. Once out on the trail, the authors take up the finer points of technique and training, showing how it should be done with numerous photo sequences of techniques nd top-notch, detailed illustrations. The book covers: Training for weekend warriors; Waxing basics, and waxed vs. no-wax skis; Cross-country ski vacations; Advanced skills - telemark, ski touring, ski mountaineering. This highly readable guidealso covers emergency preparedness, gear, and dealing with those aches and pains-in short, everything you need to enjoy cross-country skiing for the first or the thirty-first time.
Winter Camping, 2d
By: Stephen Gorman
Completely revised and expanded, this AMC classic covers the essentials of staying warm and safe in the winter. Used in outdoor education classes from Maine to Minnesota, this guide is a must have for hikers, skiers, snowshoers, mountaineers, and snow boarders.
Winter Trails Wisconsin : The Best Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Trails (Winter Trails Series)
By: Phil Van Valkenberg
This exciting series presents the best cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails for all skill levels in the United States. Each state-specific guide includes detailed descriptions of 40 to 50 trails, with information on length, difficulty, trail maps, and directions, as well as the best places to go apres-ski. Trails frequented by snowmobilers, snowboarders, and telemark skiers are indicated should one care to avoid them.
Backcountry Skiing California's High Sierra (FalconGuide)
By: John Moynier
The High Sierra may well be the world's consummate mountain range for backcountry skiing and snowboarding. Backcountry Skiing California's High Sierra provides in-depth information on a variety of day tours and multiday journeys, including the Sierra Crest tour and the popular Mammoth to Yosemite route. Over 60 challenging peak descents are also described. This is the perfect sourcebook for planning your next winter trip to the Range of Light.
Avalanche Safety for Skiers, Climbers and Snowboarders
By: Tony Daffern
Essential reading for anyone venturing above the mountain snowline in either summer or winter. Emphasis is placed on prevention of avalanche accidents through observation, recognition of avalanche terrain and good routefinding, and is reinforced by case histories from Canada, the USA and Scotland.
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