Wiesel's Cross-Country Ski Vacations: A Guide to the Best
Resorts, Lodges, and Groomed Trails in North America;
(Foreword by Bob Arnot; Edito
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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
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Broad coverage The essential cross-country skier aims at
delivering comprehensive coverage of nordic skiing from
technique to equipment and preparation, etc. I found that
this book touched on a broad spectrum of issues related
to nordic skiing but limited only to the depth that would
suit the majority of readers - beginners. Nordic enthusiasts
may quickly outgrow the content.
Winter Trails Vermont & New Hampshire: The Best Cross-Country
Ski and Snowshoe Trails
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Designed for everyone, from consummate skiers and snowshoers
to beginners and families, Winter Trails will lead you to
the best places to snowshoe or cross-country ski in Vermont
and New Hampshire. Be it a day trip or a two-hour jaunt,
you can enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of winter with
these forty-six carefully researched trails. Each outing
includes information about the natural landscape, distance
in miles, trail difficulty and surface quality. You'll also
find a rundown of proper equipment and clothing suggestions
and tips on safety, navigation, and trail etiquette. Use
this guide to explore the best trails that Vermont and New
Hampshire have to offer. (6 x 9, 192 pages, b&w photos,
Gene Kilgore's Ranch Vacations 6 Ed: The Complete Guide
to Guest and Resort,Fly-Fishing,and Cross-Country Skiing
Ranches in the United States and Canada
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Open this book and you'll immediately want to start planning
a ranch vacation -- where beautiful scenery, fresh air,
and delicious food are waiting for you. Whether you're looking
for a private getaway, a working dude ranch, or a large
resort for the whole family, it's in here. Gene Kilgore's
Ranch Vacations lists more than 140 ranches in the U.S.
and Canada. Kilgore tells you about the setting, activities,
dining and accommodations options, entertainment, children's
programs, rates, and how to get there. Also, there are tips
on what questions to ask when choosing a ranch, what to
pack, a glossary of ranch terms, and two new maps. You won't
find a more thorough guide!
The Complete Guide to Cross-Country Ski Preparation
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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. Illustrated with b&w photos.
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Basic text Basic Essentials is just that; a quick guide
those beginning cross country skiing to get them moving
over snow in an enjoyable fashion, albeit a bit loose with
strict technical correctness. It does not pretend to be
a technical manual for advanced skiers or serious ski racers.
Sports Training: Skiing
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With a weather-specific sport like skiing, it's hard to
improve technique out of season. That's why the Targeted
Sports Training series is so useful. Professional instructors
provide tips and exercises for becoming a better skier at
home. By working out certain muscles, the athlete can tighten
form and condition the body. The first section is designed
to increase cardio output, perfect for the harsh demands
of the slope. The video also provides a workout for the
lower body with a concentration on the stabilizing muscles
in the abs and shoulders. After following the low-impact
movements, the viewer is given advice on technique and motivation.
The ski-lodge setting is supplemented with a trip to the
gym, where the instructors explain useful machines for skiers.
Joann Younker, a top skier at Whistler/Blackcomb, wraps
up the lesson. Targeted Sports Training: Skiing can provide
a valuable solution to the summer doldrums while subtly
improving form and ability. ~ Sarah Ing, All Movie Guide
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In this adolescent comedy, a group of ski instructors
spend their time sliding on the slopes, drinking too much,
and trying to beat a rival ski school during the annual
spring festival. The movie was filmed on location at the
Whistler Mountain ski resort in British Columbia, Canada.
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Extreme ski pros Seth Morrison, Shane McConkey, Vincent
Dorion, Jonny Moseley, Brad Holmes, along with a swarm of
the sport's biggest names perform unbelievable stunts at
Whistler, Chamonix, and Mt. Baker, WA. The 60-minute release
is packed with dangerous tricks and absurd humor, including
a sequence in which the boys take to the slopes with snowmobiles.
The fearless skiers come up with more than enough spectacular
acts that are both entertaining and not to be tried at home.
The fast-paced footage is shot from helicopters and steady
cams and boasts an intense soundtrack with music by Methods
of Mayhem, Cottonmouth Kings, Nashville Pussy, Anthrax,
Filibuster, and many more. ~ Dennis Proctor, All Movie Guide
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