Learn to Ski
The ’Learn to Ski’ eBook is a comprehensive video based course of ski instruction. What this means is that unlike other instructional ski books, for each lesson, in addition to the text, there is a teaching video rather than still photos that demonstrates and explains how to perform the lesson. The eBook teaches the latest techniques for learning how to ski the modern way, using minimal effort and teaches how to ski with more ease, precision and control. The ‘Learn to Ski’ eBook is intended for skiers of every age and level who are looking to become better and safer skiers. It has been created to help you improve your technique and can be used as well to help you consolidate your ski school lessons.
The eBook teaches all the fundamentals of skiing starting with day one on skis right up to advanced high speed carving on steep runs. It progresses step-by-step from one skill to the next, with each skill building on the previous one. Thus someone just starting out skiing can start on page one and proceed step by step to acquire all the skills to learn to ski down a hill safely and competently. If you are an intermediate or more advanced skier you can dive into the book at any point to find lessons and exercises that will help you improve your techniques and make you a better skier.
The eBook is divided into five Sections. Starting with the basics it covers every skiing skill up to skiing safely on the steepest runs, including how to ski ice and all types of moguls. The book has 83 individual video lessons which can be played full-screen as well as numerous photos, diagrams,‘Notes’ and ‘Special Tips’ that are provided to enhance the lessons.
Powder & Off-Piste Skiing
The “Powder & Off-Piste” eBook, the second in the series, is a comprehensive video based course of ski instruction for intermediates and advanced skiers wanting to ski powder and for those of you wanting to learn to ski the ‘steep and deep’. What this means is that unlike other instructional ski books, for each lesson, in addition to the text, there is a teaching video rather than still photos that demonstrates and explains how to perform the lesson. This eBook is focused on skiing powder and skiing away from the groomed runs. It teaches and demonstrates how to ski all types of powder snow conditions.
“Powder & Off-Piste” is organized as a comprehensive and progressive course in five sections, beginning in Section 1 with the ‘basic down-up-down powder turn’, a turn that every skier should master as it will enable you to ski in every snow condition. Section 2 teaches all of the advanced techniques and turns that will make it easier to ski in the many different and difficult snow conditions that you’ll likely encounter. Section 3 presents a number of fun exercises to perfect your technique and rhythm such as ‘ape the expert’. Section 4 introduces you to the ever more popular sport of Ski Touring and explains and demonstrates how to use all the specialist kit you’re going to need.
Anyone skiing off-piste must be aware of avalanche danger, thus Section 5 is focused on that! It explains how to read the mountains to evaluate potential dangers and shows and explains when slopes and snow conditions are dangerous and explains how to minimize risks when venturing away from the patrolled ski areas. How to use beepers (transponders) is explained and a chapter shows how to conduct an avalanche search for a buried skier. The eBook has 36 individual video lessons which can be played full-screen as well as numerous photos, diagrams, ‘Notes’, ‘Special Tips’ and graphics that further enhance and illustrate the lessons.