â€śHere it is at last: everything you wanted to know about cross-country skiing. . . . This is the kind of self-teach book that I think is most useful. Everything is broken down into easy-to-grasp parts, checklists and charts. . . . Absolutely recommended for anyone who ski tours.â€ť â€”Ski Magazine Part I of this book is for beginners who donâ€™t know a cross-country ski from a ladder. Part II is for novices intent on becoming intermediates. Part III is for those who now feel completely at home on cross-country skis and want to let loose with the experts. Part IV deals with the all-important matter of waxing. The authors donâ€™t promise to get anyone on the United States Olympic Team; but the they feel confident that no matter how young or how old the skier-to-be-is, he will soon feel comfortable on cross-country skis and will enjoy the pleasures of ski touringâ€”or even racing, if so inclined.