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5.0 out of 5 stars
Much better than taking lessons, 5 Nov 2008
Someone bought me this book because my skiing was not improving despite lessons. It has made a significant difference and is worth every penny.
The book is well constructed, following the natural pattern of learning. The chapters contain a mix of diagrams and precise instruction. Best of all it really explains why the skis behave the way they do and how you control them. It covers all levels of skiing and all terrains - black runs, off-piste, moguls
As a result of this book I am a very competent skier. The chapters have guided me from being OK on red runs to being very competent on any black and even skiing off-piste. I still refer back to it for reminders and take the book on every ski holiday.
My advice is to read the book before you go on holiday to understand the layout and then select the area of skiing you want to concentrate on. Don't waste any more money on lessons!