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The story of modern skiing

Author: John Fry
Publisher: Hanover : University Press of New England, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the definitive history of the sport that has exhilarated and infatuated about 30 million Americans and Canadians over the course of the last fifty years. Consummate insider John Fry chronicles the rise of a ski culture and every aspect of the sport's development, including the emergence of the mega-resort and advances in equipment, technique, instruction, and competition. The Story of Modern Skiing is laced  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Fry
ISBN: 9781584654896 1584654899
OCLC Number: 68192401
Description: xxii, 380 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: People and place --
Genesis --
A way of life --
From rope tow to resort --
Technique and equipment: partners in progress --
A revolution in equipment --
Technique: from stem to carve --
New ways to learn --
The story of alpine competition --
The world of alpine racing --
How skiing changed the Olympics --
Racing in America --
Diversity: new disciplines, old ones restored --
Cross-country --
Extremities --
Freestyle --
Snowboarding --
The culture and business of skiing --
"The industry" --
In print --
In movies, on television --
The new ski country.
Responsibility: John Fry.
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Chronicles the rise of a ski culture and various aspects of the sport's development, including the emergence of the mega-resort and advances in equipment, technique, instruction, and competition.  Read more...

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"Fry notes that the direct work of his book consumed four years. The greater truth is that it is the result of more personal research spanning a lifetime, a degree of comprehension that comes only Read more...

 
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