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Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain
Bruce Tremper - Sep 15, 2008 (first published in 2001)
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CLICK HERE to download the sample chapter "Weather" from Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain* Provides easy-to-follow instructions on crucial avalanche safety skills* Completely revised with all of the most recent data and techniques* Ideal for snowmobilers, snowboarders, snowshoers, skiers, climbers, hunters, hikers"No one who plays in mountain sno...
Ultimate Skiing
Ron LeMaster - Oct 13, 2009
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Break through to the next level of ski performance! Renowned instructor, coach, and ski technique expert Ron LeMaster takes you beyond The Skier's Edge by improving, expanding, and enhancing that seminal work. The result, Ultimate Skiing, will help you master the mechanics of great skiing as never before--explaining how it's done, showing how it lo...
Freedom Found
My Life Story
Warren Miller - Sep 01, 2016
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Warren Miller is known as skiing's greatest storyteller and as the godfather of action-sports film making. Now, here at last, is the rest of his extraordinary life story--and what happened behind the camera is even more remarkable than what you saw on the big screen. In this soul-searching autobiography, Warren revealed the secrets of his past and ...
Snow Sense
A Guide to Evaluating Snow Avalanche Hazard
Jill Fredston - Oct 01, 2011 (first published in 1994)
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"Snow Sense" is the best-selling, easiest to read, most informative avalanche safety book available. Intended for skiers, snowmachiners, snowboarders, climbers and others who work and play in avalanche country, "Snow Sense" is written to help backcountry travelers learn to recognize, evaluate, and avoid snow avalanche hazards. Avalanche accidents d...
Tracking the Wild Coomba
The Life of Legendary Skier Doug Coombs
Robert Cocuzzo - Jun 23, 2016
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Arguably the greatest adventure skier to ever live, Doug Coombs pioneered hundreds of first descents.......
Higher Love
Skiing the Seven Summits
Kit DesLauriers - Feb 10, 2015
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Kit DesLauriers made history by being the first person to ski from the summit of each continent's highest mountain—after climbing it. Centered on her quest to climb and ski the Seven Summits, Higher Love is a hero’s journey, rich with personal insights, life-threatening consequences, and a thrilling crescendo.Spanning seven continents in just two y...
All-Mountain Skier
The Way to Expert Skiing
R. Elling - Oct 17, 2002
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"Covers more information than a week's worth of private lessons."--Ski magazineThe 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 e...
The Avalanche Hunters
Montgomery Meigs Atwater - Jun 01, 1968
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A member of the U.S. Forest Service describes the accomplishments of the snow rangers and explains the work of avalanche research centers...
Deep Powder Snow
Forty-Years of Ecstatic Skiing, Avalanches, and Earth Wisdom
Dolores Lachapelle - Jun 01, 1993
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One woman’s journey into skiing from the last 40 years. Enjoy her passion for the sport and her knowledge of ecology about the mountains she loves....
The Story of Modern Skiing
John Fry - Mar 09, 2010 (first published in 2006)
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This is the definitive history of the sport that has exhilarated and infatuated about 30 million Americans and Canadians over the course of the last fifty years. Consummate insider John Fry chronicles the rise of a ski culture and every aspect of the sport’s development, including the emergence of the mega-resort and advances in equipment, techniqu...
Climb to Conquer
The Untold Story of WWII's 10th Mountain Division
Peter Shelton - May 16, 2011 (first published in 2003)
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Few stories from the "greatest generation" are as unforgettable -- or as little known -- as that of the 10th Mountain Division. Today a versatile light infantry unit deployed around the world, the 10th began in 1941 as a crew of civilian athletes with a passion for mountains and snow. In this vivid history, adventure writer Peter Shelton follows th...