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In Alpine Skiing, Ronald Kipp, alpine sport education manager for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, introduces novice skiers to the basics of the sport, assists intermediate skiers in refining skills, and advises experts in specialized situations. He prepares you for your adventure with information on conditioning, selecting equipment, and familiarizing yourself with ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 23rd 2011 by Human Kinetics Publishers
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A comprehensive look at skiing from all fronts: selecting gear, types of snow, technique, and picking a destination to go skiing. As an experienced skier of almost 25 years, I didn't find this book immediately useful, but it was interesting nonetheless.
Ron Kipp is the alpine sport education manager for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA). He did his PhD work in motor control at the University of Utah before working with the U.S. ski team’s sport science department as director of athlete preparation. He has also coached and was the head physiologist with the U.S. ski team’s men’s alpine world cup team and was assistant director of ...moreMore about Ronald W. Kipp...