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Best Snowboarding Books

Hit the slopes of knowledge with the most celebrated snowboarding books out there, curated based on their popularity in featured snow sport blog posts and industry recommendations.

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Best Snowboarding Books
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Mastering Snowboarding
Hannah Teter - 2008-08-18
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This book introduces the latest innovations in clustering data analysis methods that use background knowledge encoded as constraints. With contributions from experts in industry and academia, it covers various types of constraints, algorithms, theory, and applications. Discover how clustering with constraints can be applied to solve real-world problems like privacy-preserving data publishing and video surveillance data. Mastering Snowboarding is an essential guide for anyone seeking to improve their snowboarding skills. Written by a professional snowboarder, this book covers all aspects of the sport, from gear and safety to techniques and tricks. With step-by-step instructions and detailed photographs, readers will learn how to ride the mountain like a pro.
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Fifty Places to Ski and Snowboard Before You Die
Downhill Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations
Chris Santella - 2013-10-15
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Discover the world's most thrilling skiing and snowboarding destinations with Fifty Places to Ski and Snowboard Before You Die. This book takes readers to breathtaking mountains, from the Chugach Mountains in Alaska to Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia. Experience the rich history of these sports and the people who have mastered them through interviews with experts like Tommy Moe, Jonny Moseley, and Greg Harms. With gorgeous scenery and insider tips, this book is perfect for both expert and beginner snow enthusiasts.
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Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain
Bruce Tremper - 2001-01-01
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Learn essential avalanche safety techniques from a must-read guide for backcountry winter sports enthusiasts. This book provides easy-to-follow instructions on critical avalanche safety skills and has been updated with the most recent data and techniques. Ideal for snowmobilers, snowboarders, skiers, climbers, hunters, hikers, and more, it's organized according to the structure of American Avalanche Association classes. Stay safe in avalanche terrain and study this important book before hitting the slopes.
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Ultimate Skiing
Ron Lemaster - 2009-10-13
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This comprehensive guide to skiing by renowned instructor and technique expert Ron LeMaster goes beyond the basics. Ultimate Skiing covers the mechanics of great skiing like never before, using technique tips and kinesthetic cues to help you master maneuvering your skis, boots, and poles on all types of terrain. Montages of phenomenal photos and 3-D diagrams illustrate correct technique for every condition and terrain. Get the ultimate in ski instruction and reach new heights with Ultimate Skiing.
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Tracking the Wild Coomba
The Life of Legendary Skier Doug Coombs
Robert Cocuzzo - 2016-06-23
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Tracking the Wild Coomba portrays the life of renowned skier Doug Coombs, who revolutionized extreme skiing by pioneering hundreds of first descents down the steepest mountains of the world. From his childhood in New England to the French Alps, Coombs’s life was all about skiing. The book sheds light on his early years, success in Alaska, and tragic death while attempting to rescue a fellow skier. Coombs endured a life-threatening accident at the age of 16 which instilled a sense of fearlessness in him, and he went on to become the face of major ski companies, kings of big mountain extreme skiing, and won the first World Extreme Ski Competition in Valdez, Alaska.
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Freedom Found
My Life Story
Warren Miller - 2016-09-01
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"Freedom Found" is an autobiography by Warren Miller, skiing's greatest storyteller and creator of action-sports films. In this soul-searching tale, Miller divulges his remarkable life behind the camera, including the peaks and valleys he navigated to bring his passion to audiences worldwide. This heartwarming and at times heart-wrenching account is a must-read for fans, ski history enthusiasts, adrenaline junkies, and anyone drawn to the story of an American innovator who never looked back.
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Snow Sense
A Guide to Evaluating Snow Avalanche Hazard
Jill Fredston - 1999-05-01 (first published in 1994)
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"Snow Sense" is a must-read for anyone venturing into avalanche country. Written for skiers, snowboarders, climbers, and others, this bestselling book teaches how to recognize, evaluate, and avoid snow avalanche hazards. The author covers critical terrain and weather variables, as well as human factors that contribute to accidents. Don't take chances in the backcountry- arm yourself with the knowledge in "Snow Sense."
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The Fall Line
How American Ski Racers Conquered a Sport on the Edge
Nathaniel Vinton - 2016-01-04 (first published in 2015)
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The Fall Line takes readers on a thrilling journey into the high-stakes world of downhill ski racing. Nathaniel Vinton unpacks the story of how a generation of American skiers led by icons like Bode Miller and Lindsey Vonn disrupted Alpine racing's hierarchies, learned to win, and forever changed the sport. With nail-biting accounts of deadly crashes, million-dollar sponsorships, and international intrigue, The Fall Line is a must-read for adrenaline junkies and ski enthusiasts alike.
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Chasing Epic
The Snowboard Photographs of Jeff Curtes
Steve Crist, Megan Shoemaker, Curtes Jeff, Jake Burton - 2014-11-01
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Chasing Epic is a visually stunning collection of snowboarding photographs by the talented Jeff Curtes. From Shaun White to other top snowboarders, Curtes captures their incredible skill and the breathtaking mountain landscapes they conquer. These images not only serve as a documentation of the sport's explosion in popularity, but also as an artistic achievement. Experience the snowboarding world through Curtes's lens and witness the skill, courage, and freedom that these athletes possess in pursuit of the perfect ride.
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The Man Behind The Maps Hardcover
Todd Bennett Jason Blevins Ben Farrow - 2019-01-01
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Discover the artistry and passion of James Niehues in this breathtaking coffee table book. Featuring over 200 hand-painted ski resort trail maps, Niehues shares his meticulous technique that takes up to six weeks to complete a single painting. With full-page images of iconic ski areas including Alta, Aspen, and Whistler Blackcomb, Niehues' art captures every detail in stunning detail. The book is printed on high-quality matte coated paper with a lay-flat binding, showcasing the biggest ski mountains in the world. This is the first and definitive compilation of Niehues' work, the perfect addition to any ski enthusiast's library.
Vintage Skiing by Ray Atkeson, Rick Schafer
The Stylish Life by Gabrielle Breton
100 Slopes of a Lifetime by Gordy Megroz
Powder by Patrick Thorne
Inspired by Kelly Clark
All-Mountain Skier by R. Elling
Breakthrough on the New Skis by Lito Tejada-Flores
Climb to Conquer by Peter Shelton
Snowboard Wisdom by NIck Appl
Ski Inc. 2020 by Chris Diamond
The Art of Snowboarding by Jim Smith
The Story of Modern Skiing by John Fry
The Illustrated Guide to Snowboarding by Kevin Ryan
DEEP The Story of Skiing and The Future of Snow by Porter Fox