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10 books about skiing
Pick up one of these featured titles on skiing in May 2021.
Vintage Skiing: Nostalgic Images from the Golden Age of Skiing by Ray Atkeson
This book was published last year by Familius and takes approximately 6.1 hours to read.
Revisit the glory days of skiing with one of the most famous ski photographers of the era: Ray Atkeson!
If I Live Until Morning: A True Story of Adventure, Tragedy and Transformation by Jean Muenchrath
Category: Personal Transformation
This book was published 3 years ago by VajraSky Books and takes approximately 9.1 hours to read.
Her grand adventure turned into a nightmare. After skiing 200 miles along California's John Muir Trail, Jean faces death from a mountaineering accident on Mount Whitney. Broken and bleeding on the highest peak in the continental United States, she vows to realize her greatest dreams if she lives until morning. Her escape from the Sierra Nevada Mountains turns into a five-day ordeal for survival. Jean's recovery is equally daunting. Her journey spans three decades and takes her from the depths of despair and chronic pain to the heights of the Himalayas. When the specter of Mount Whitney continues to shatter her world, Jean befriends Tibetan lamas. Their ancient wisdom guides her on a path beyond her wildest dreams.
Climb to Conquer: The Untold Story of WWII's 10th Mountain Division by Peter Shelton
Category: United States
This book was published 10 years ago by Scribner and takes approximately 9.6 hours to read.
Few stories from the "greatest generation" are as unforgettable -- or as little known -- as that of the 10th Mountain Division. Today a versatile light infantry unit deployed around the world, the 10th began in 1941 as a crew of civilian athletes with a passion for mountains and snow. In this vivid history, adventure writer Peter Shelton follows the unique division from its conception on a Vermont ski hill, through its dramatic World War II coming-of-age, to the ultimate revolution it inspired in American outdoor life. In the late-1930s United States, rock climbing and downhill skiing were relatively new sports. But World War II brought a need for men who could handle extreme mountainous conditions -- and the elite 10th Mountain Division was born. Everything about it was unprecedented: It was the sole U.S. Army division trained on snow and rock, the only division ever to grow out of a sport. It had an un-matched number of professional athletes, college scholars, and potential officer candidates, and as the last U.S. division to enter the war in Europe, it suffered the highest number of casualties per combat day. This is the 10th's surprising, suspenseful, and often touching story. Drawing on years of interviews and research, Shelton re-creates the ski troops' lively, extensive, and sometimes experimental training and their journey from boot camp to the Italian Apennines. There, scaling a 1,500-foot "unclimbable" cliff face in the dead of night, they stunned their enemy and began the eventual rout of the German armies from northern Italy. It was a self-selecting elite, a brotherhood in sport and spirit. And those who survived (including the Sierra Club's David Brower, Aspen Skiing Corporation founder Friedl Pfeifer, and Nike cofounder Bill Bowerman, who developed the waffle-sole running shoe) turned their love of mountains into the thriving outdoor industry that has transformed the way Americans see (and play in) the natural world.
Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth: Weather, Climate Change, and Finding Deep Powder in Utah's Wasatch Mountains and around the World by Jim Steenburgh
This book was published 7 years ago by Utah State University Press and takes approximately 8.1 hours to read.
"Snowriders in Utah have long claimed to have the best snow on Earth. Some contend that moisture from the Great Salt Lake fuels storms, while the western deserts dry out the snow to create light, magic flakes. In Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth, Jim Steenburgh investigates Wasatch weather lore, exposing the myths, explaining the reality, and revealing why Utah's powder lives up to its reputation. Chapters explore mountain weather, avalanches and snow safety, historical accounts of weather events and snow conditions, and the basics of weather and climate forecasting. Steenburgh explains what creates the best snow for skiing and snowboarding in accurate and accessible language and illustrates his points with 150 color photographs, making Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth a helpful tool for planning vacations and staying safe during mountain adventures. This insider's guide to the weather and climate of the Wasatch Mountains also serves as a guide to mountain weather and snow climates around the world. Snowriders, weather enthusiasts, meteorologists, students of snow science, and anyone else who dreams of deep powder and bluebird skies will want to get their mittens on Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth"-Provided by publisher.
Allen & Mike's Really Cool Telemark Tips, Revised and Even Better!: 123 Amazing Tips To Improve Your Tele-Skiing (Allen & Mike's Series) by Allen O'bannon
Category: Biographies & Memoirs
This book was published 13 years ago by Falcon Guides and takes approximately 4.5 hours to read.
123 tips for beginners and experts looking to improve their telemark skiing. Filled with funny & practical illustrations.
Good Night Mountains (Good Night Our World) by Adam Gamble
This book was published 8 years ago by Good Night Books and takes approximately 0.9 hours to read.
Presents the sights commonly seen in and around different mountain ranges across the United States.
The Little Rippers: Volume 1: Here Come the Little Rippers! by Rebecca Munsterer
Category: Winter Sports
This book was published 8 years ago by Novel Nibble and takes approximately 2.7 hours to read.
Get ready for an exciting ski adventure with the Little Rippers! Brother and sister, Max and Molly Beckett, are looking forward to their annual ski weekend with their grandfather at Powderhound Mountain. But when they arrive, Grandpa tells the kids that he signed them up for the Little Rippers ski group. Max and Molly are worried about keeping up with the other Little Rippers. Wyatt is a waterskier from Florida, Jenna is a well-traveled skier from Colorado, and Chase is a know-it-all local. The group leader, Heidi, does her best to keep the kids together. But after taking a wrong turn on the slope, the Little Rippers find themselves on a mysterious adventure. Will the Little Rippers return safely to Powderhound Mountain? And will they be able to enter the Sunday Funday ski race? Join the fun as the LITTLE RIPPERS find out the meaning of friendship...both on and off the slopes!
Gritty Ninja: A Children’s Book About Dealing with Frustration and Developing Perseverance (Ninja Life Hacks) by Mary Nhin
This book was published last year by Grow Grit Press LLC and takes approximately 1.0 hours to read.
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