Skiing & Snowboarding Books

Yes, a person can improve their skiing or snowboarding skills by reading a book. I know it sounds strange, impossible even, but I know you can since I've done it!

Years ago, when I lived in Vermont, I hit the dreaded "intermediate skier rut." Which is another way of stating that my skiing ability seemed to have hit a wall. No matter how nasty the terrain I went down, or how hard I tried to improve my technique, nothing worked.

In a bit of desperation following a particularly exhausting and destructive day of skiing at Stowe, Vermont, I bought a book first published in 1993 called Breakthrough On Skis: How to Get Out of the Intermediate Rut. With the help of the books photographs and, in particular, the many diagrams, I was able to finally "break the wall" holding back my skiing ability. My balance improved dramatically, turns on the groomers got cleaner and tighter, my technique in powder vastly improved, and moguls were no longer the terrifying entity they once were.

So yes, you can improve your skiing or snowboarding ability through the use of a book. While a book can't teach a complete newbie how to ski or snowboard, once someone "has the basics" down an instructional book about skiing or snowboarding technique might just be the ticket to improve your skills dramatically.

Skiing & Snowboarding Technique Books

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All-Mountain Skier : The Way to Expert Skiing : The 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 essential advice and information - including tips from other expert skiers - to help readers perform like pros.    
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Everything the Instructors Never Told You About Mogul Skiing : Whether you want to ski gentle moguls with comfort and confidence, turn heads on your local mogul run, or compete in mogul contests, this book will give you the specialized techniques you need to reach your goal. In this first-of-its-kind book, mogul skiing competitor Dan DiPiro reveals techniques that have remained largely unknown or misunderstood outside of competitive mogul skiing circles. Most skiers try to ski moguls using only groomed-trail techniques, says DiPiro. But the bumps require a special set of techniques that have nothing to do with groomed-trail skiing. With an understanding of these special techniques, most fit, expert skiers can become good mogul skiers, and some can become excellent mogul skiers and even mogul competitors.    
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Mastering Snowboarding : Ever watched professional snowboarders and wanted to pull some of the same tricks they make look so simple? If so, Mastering Snowboarding is the resource for you. Author is a two time Olympic medalist.    
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No-Fall Snowboarding: 7 Easy Steps to Safe and Fun Boarding : Gain Without Pain. Learning to snowboard can be easy and painless, with the right instruction. In this groundbreaking book, Danny Martin, the most sought-after snowboarding instructor today, teaches you how to snowboard in just three days - and without falling.    
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Snow Sense: A Guide to Evaluating Snow Avalanche Hazard : Snow Sense is North America's leading primer on how to avoid getting caught in an avalanche. Written by the experts, Snow Sense focuses on the critical terrain, snowpack, weather, and human factors that allow avalanche accidents to happen. A must-have for anyone who works or plays in avalanche country.    
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Snowboarding Skills: The Back-To-Basics Essentials for All Levels : This best-selling guide is ideal for those starting out as well as the more experienced boarders looking to fix a persistent problem or just improve their skills. From the basics of standing up and stopping to the challenges of pivoting and jumping, Snowboarding Skills covers everything a boarder needs to know.    
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Soft Skiing: The Secrets of Effortless, Low-Impact Skiing for Older Skiers : Soft Skiing is unique among many how-to-ski-better books and is full of practical, easy-to-follow and immediately effective ski coaching ideas. It's also a collection of personal memories by one of America's best known ski instructors, Lito Tejada-Flores. Lito is the author of Breakthrough On The New Skis, and the creator of the Breakthrough-On-Skis video series and the original Breakthrough on Skis book, first published in 1993.    
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Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain : This new edition .of Bruce Tremper's seminal book is organised according to the structure of the American Avalanche Association classes and all chapters have been updated with the most recent data and techniques, and reviewed by peer experts.    
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The 7 Secrets of Skiing: A Proven Route to Advanced/Expert Skiing : This book's offers skiers a functional way of developing dominance over mind, body and equipment. The premise of the book is that skiers developing a rock like athletic stance can develop true balance - Balance means Power. The 7 Secrets of Skiing, was described by other professionals as, "Deserves its place in the pantheon of the best 'How to' ski books ever."    
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Total Skiing : What type of skier are you? What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? How can you improve your skills and your downhill experience? Total Skiing was developed specifically to help you answer those questions.    
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Ultimate Skiing : 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 looks, and describing how it feels. LeMaster has made Ultimate Skiing a comprehensive manual on ski technique. Learn how skis interact with the snow and how best to manipulate your skis, boots, and poles on the steepest slopes, in monster mogul fields, and through the deepest powder. Technique tips and kinesthetic cues help translate the sensation of each movement.    
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