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Alpine Skiing

Alpine Skiing

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    In Alpine Skiing, Ronald Kipp, alpine sport education manager for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, introduces novice skiers to the basics of the sport, assists intermediate skiers in refining skills, and advises experts in specialized situations. He prepares you for your adventure with information on conditioning, selecting equipment, and familiarizing yourself with the skiing environment. You’ll then find easy-to-follow instruction on skiing fundamentals, such as the wedge turn, the christie and edging skills, parallel turns, and dynamic parallel skiing. You will also find additional guidance on the more challenging moguls, powder skiing, tree skiing, and racing slopes.

    Throughout the book Kipp shares consumer, technique, and safety tips collected from his years of experience as both a skier and an instructor. He also provides valuable information on travel and trip planning, including choosing a ski area and accommodations, packing, and flying with your gear. Lists of websites will help you find ski instructors and organizations, shop for equipment and gear, and plan trips around the world.

    Alpine Skiing is part of the Outdoor Adventures series, which provides you with the essential information on basic techniques and skills so you can be on your way to an adventure in no time.


    Text for students taking introductory courses in alpine skiing; reference for consumers who want to learn the basics of alpine skiing.

    Table of Contents

    Part I. Preparing for the Skiing Adventure

    Chapter 1. Introduction to Alpine Skiing

    Chapter 2. Getting Fit for Skiing

    Chapter 3. Equipment and Gear

    Chapter 4. Skiing Environment

    Chapter 5. Learning and Instruction

    Chapter 6. Trips and Traveling

    Part II. On the Slopes

    Chapter 7. Getting Started: The Never-Ever Skier

    Chapter 8. Wedge Turn

    Chapter 9. Christie

    Chapter 10. Parallel Turns

    Chapter 11. Dynamic Parallel Skiing

    About the Author

    Ron Kipp is the alpine sport education manager for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA). He did his PhD work in motor control at the University of Utah before working with the U.S. ski team’s sport science department as director of athlete preparation. He has also coached and was the head physiologist with the U.S. ski team’s men’s alpine world cup team and was assistant director of coaches education for the USSA. He has worked with the Norwegian men’s alpine national team as an on-hill coach and sport science consultant. He has been an examiner for PSIA (Professional Ski Instructors of America) for over 30 years, and for 5 years he was the education manager for PSIA Intermountain. Ron has written one other book on skiing and has authored or coauthored more than 50 scientific published papers on skiing. He has also given over 100 presentations nationally and internationally on skiing.