Suitable for women skiers, this guide is tailored to the different approach women have to learning, containing personal stories by other women skiers, and savvy, woman-specific advice about gear. It provides an introduction to alpine skiing, and focuses on: finding the right instructor; skill drills; staying comfortable and safe; and more.
"In this book, Maggie Loring gives each and every woman a well-designed ski lesson: her approach is personal, customized, encouraging, engaging, and highly informational."--Linda Crockett, Education Director, Professional Ski Instructors of America
"Reading this book is like having a big sister--attentive, informed, and supportive--take you on the ultimate skiing adventure."--Mermer Blakeslee, National Demonstration Team member of Professional Ski Instructors of America
"This is a wonderful, comprehensive introduction to skiing. Maggie Loring calms anxious readers with her sensitive descriptions of getting started, and she tempts all readers with the extraordinary experiences this lifetime sport offers."--Carol Levine, Training Manager, Vail and Beaver Creek Ski and Snowboard Schools, Colorado
Find the joy, lose the jitters
Turn fear into thrill, unite mind and body, rediscover play and adventure, and give everyday cares a rest. In this book, veteran instructor Maggie Loring lovingly shares her lifelong enthrallment with alpine skiing and shows women of all ages how to find the same joy and confidence in this timeless sport. Full of inspiration, encouragement, personal stories, and supportive, wise-woman counsel from many female skiers, Skiing: A Woman's Guide helps you conquer the slopes with clear, illustrated instructions . . . advice on where to go . . . what to wear and what gear to choose . . . and resources for locating the right instructor and connecting with other women skiers.
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Full of inspiration, encouragement, personal stories and supportive wise woman counsel from many female skiers, Skiing: A Woman's Guide helps women conquer the slopes with clear, illustrated instructions. Outfitter Magazine 19991202 Loring is a skilled skier and innovative instructor, and her book reflects both. The instructions are comprehensible, the pictures are clear and the tone is encouraging. SKi Press 19991201
About Maggie Loring
Maggie Loring has been a skier since she was 5 years old. Certified by the Professional ski Instructors of America at age 19, she is the author of two PSIA instructor's manuals, is an examiner for PSIA, and serves on their National Steering Committee. She is also the editor of the Perfect Turn Coaching manuals and was the technical director for SKIwee, a children's skiing program. She currently directs the Perfect Turn Ski and Snowboard Development Program for American Skiing Company.
Table of Contents
AcknowledgmentsChapter 1: Skiing: A Woman's PerspectiveThe experience of skiing: Body, mind, and spiritSkiers I've knownTackling "what if"Chapter 2: Insider Tips for a Good BeginningLearning styleDoes your coach have the "right stuff"?Being a good learnerWhat to wearRenting gearChoosing the right resortWhen you arrive for the dayWhen you arrive for an overnight stayChapter 3: What to Expect from Your First Ski AdventureSkiing in your living roomYour first trip to the slopesGetting friendly with your skisThe practice climbThe wedgeWhat comes next?Chapter 4: Skiers' Survival SkillsRules of the roadTrail signs and map useStaying safe and comfortable in the mountainsGetting fitMaking the most of practice timeChapter 5: Who Shares Your Adventure?Skiing with a friendHow to ski with your family and still love themGetting children up the mountainSkiing with your unborn childAppreciationChapter 6: Skiing Specifics for WomenWhy learn with other women?How physical differences affect skiingEquipment modificationsChapter 7: Buying Your Own GearShopping for clothesShopping for ski equipmentEasing the financial painMaintaining your gearChapter 8: Further AdventuresRecreational racingMogul competitionsExtreme skiingTree skiingNight skiingIn pursuit of powderChapter 9: ResourcesIndex
Skiing: A Woman's Guide by Maggie Loring
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