If you believe that ski technique is the key to having the most fun possible, anywhere on the mountain and whatever the snow condition, then you believe what I believe. Why be limited to having fun only on big powder days, or only when the snow is flawlessly groomed, or only when it is soft and forgiving? I'm constantly searching for the simplest way to ski that delivers a maximum of fun for a minimum of effort—whether I'm teaching other skiers, carving arcs on hard snow, or porpoising down steep and deep powder. What are the expert skiing techniques that allow me to ski with confidence, excitement, and fun, regardless of terrain and condition?* While training to improve my skiing, for free skiing, racing and ski instructing, I began receiving very positive, and at times glowing, feedback from world class trainers and coaches. It got me thinking about 'how' I was skiing, what exactly I was doing and feeling. After all, there were only a handful of things I was focusing on. And interestingly, some things I was doing were at odds with what I was being told to do! Yet the results were convincing. I began wondering if I may have something worth sharing, a simple and effective approach for 'how to ski', that might help others to enjoy skiing as much as I do. To resolve my wondering, I wrote down how I ski, and for originality, titled it How I Ski (with the added tagline: Expert Alpine Skiing Demystified!). The book described my skiing approach and how and why it works, along with advice for different skiing situations, and how to practice skiing-related movements when not on the hill. Throughout, I sought brevity, relevance and clarity, aiming at maximum impact for minimum reading time. The response to this first edition confirmed its value, and highlighted areas where more clarity and completeness would make it even better. The second edition added many diagrams and improved descriptions. To test its mettle, I then asked highly capable athletes and coaches to read it and endorse it if they felt it was ‘testimonial worthy’. To my delight, they all did! Since those endorsements, I have continued to tune the content based on feedback from readers, as well as new learning and awareness through using the content when teaching others. The current product (the fourth edition) is a compact package that I'm confident will be well worth your time to read and ponder in relation to your own skiing approach and objectives. Thank you for reading! * You guessed it—the expert techniques are all in the book!!
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