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Dean Cummings H2O Heli-Guides
Helicopter Skiing and Boarding with H2O Heli Guides in Valdez, Alaska

H2O Guides Summer Adventures
Description: Alaska glacier tours and summer adventures, Valdez, Alaska

The Ski Coach™ 
Designed to improve your skiing by providing instant audible feedback about each turn you make. Specifically the Ski Coach™ will remind you if your shoulders have remained level to the slope or not as you turn. Mention code 129001P to receive a 10% discount!


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Books
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Skiing for Dummies
By Allen St. John
Great book if you know nothing about skiing. Also lots of things veteran's can learn. L
ittle in terms of technique, but gets you pointed in the right direction. Allen edited Ski Smarts for readability.

Breakthrough on Skis: How to Get Out of the Intermediate Rut
By Lito Tejada-Flores
A superb book, although sometimes difficult to read. Best appreciated if also purchase the accompanying video.

The All-Mountain Skier: The Way to Expert Skiing
By Mark Elling

The Skier's Edge
By Ron Lemaster

A Parent's Guide to Teaching Skiing
By Paul & Christine McCallum
Read this before you send your kids off to ski boot camp, or heaven forbid - teach them yourself!

Technical Skills for Alpine Skiing
By Ellen Post Foster

Terrain Skiing: How to Master Tough Skiing Like the Experts
By Seth Masia

The Athletic Skier
By Warren Witherell and David Evrard
A classic, dealing with alignment and other equipment issues.

All-Terrain Skiing
By Dan Egan and Mihaela Fera-Egan

The Avalanche Handbook
By David McClung

Waxing and Care of Skis and Snowboards
By Michael Brady

High-Performance Skiing
By John Yacenda and Tim Ross

Skiing and the Art of Carving
By Ellen Post Foster
Excellent technically, but sometimes hard to follow.

The Physics of Skiing: Skiing at the Triple Point
By Scott P. Sanders


Videos
Breakthrough on Skis
Lito Tejada-Flores. Excellent videos, wonderfully filmed. Highly recommended.

Breakthrough on Skis II, Bumps & Powder Simplified
Lito Tejada-Flores. Excellent videos, wonderfully filmed. Highly recommended.

Breakthrough on Skis III, The New Skis
Lito Tejada-Flores. Excellent videos, wonderfully filmed. Highly recommended.


Web links
PSIA-East
Eastern division of the Professional Ski Instructors of America national site. Interesting articles, especially for first-timers. Also interesting articles in the "Media" section.

PSIA
Professional Ski Instructors of America national site.

AASI
American Association of Snowboard Instructors.

The Ski Coach™ 
Designed to improve your skiing by providing instant audible feedback about each turn you make. Specifically the SKI COACH™ will remind you if your shoulders have remained level to the slope or not as you turn.

Shape Ski
Al Hobart's sales pitch for his instructional program and materials.

SkiNet
Showcase for Ski, Skiing and Freeze magazines and other properties. Good instructional material and lots of neat other stuff. Gear and destinations are especially well covered.

SportsID
Better have very high speed access for this to work.

MountainZone
One of the originals and still going strong.

ZuluSports
Mixed bag of how-to information covering several sports.

About.com
Great site of links and interesting articles.

Ski Tips
Various on-line tips for skiing.

LearnMysport
Multi-sport instructional site.

Skiers.com
Lots of goodies.

GoSki
Variety of ski stuff.

SkiPros
Listing of instructors ready to serve you.

Parrallel Dreams
Online skier's resource shop and links


Linking to us
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