Sports & Recreation

Ski Bums and the Art of Skiing

Author: Tom Simek

Publisher: CreateSpace

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 130

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High in the mountains of Colorado skiing is not just a winter sport, it's a way of life.
Biography & Autobiography

Powder Days

Author: Heather Hansman

Publisher: Harlequin

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An electrifying adventure into the rich history of skiing and the modern heart of ski-bum culture, from one of America's most preeminent ski journalists The story of skiing is, in many ways, the story of America itself. Blossoming from the Tenth Mountain Division in World War II, the sport took hold across the country, driven by adventurers seeking the rush of freedom that only cold mountain air could provide. As skiing gained in popularity, mom-and-pop backcountry hills gave way to groomed trails and eventually the megaresorts of today. Along the way, the pioneers and diehards—the ski bums—remained the beating heart of the scene. Veteran ski journalist and former ski bum Heather Hansman takes readers on an exhilarating journey into the hidden history of American skiing, offering a glimpse into an underexplored subculture from the perspective of a true insider. Hopping from Vermont to Colorado, Montana to West Virginia, Hansman profiles the people who have built their lives around a cold-weather obsession. Along the way she reckons with skiing's problematic elements and investigates how the sport is evolving in the face of the existential threat of climate change. Riveting, action-packed and beautifully written, Powder Days is a love letter to a high-stakes sport and the definitive tome for ski lovers everywhere.
Biography & Autobiography

Memoirs of a Geriatric Ski Bum

Author: Stanley Hirsch

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 158

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This lighthearted memoir, refl ecting the authors 39 years of skiing, is meant to entertain, educate, and above all, elicit the spirit of staying young. His learning experiences are related with humor, insight, and deeply felt observations. Not primarily a book of instruction, the techniques he has learned and passed on to others are clearly described to help the senior skier. Notables in the world of skiing vividly described include Jean-Claude Killy, Alberto Tomba, Ingemar Stenmark and Pepi Gramshammer. Adventure, history, joy and tragedy are intertwined in narratives concerning such diverse individuals as Albert Einstein, Sonny Bono and Michael Kennedy. Descriptions of many of the slopes and runs in the 152 areas Hirsch has skied include tales of the sites and sounds of the Winter Olympics at world famous resorts. Triumphant adventures are woven into stories of celestial sightings, off-piste skullduggery, and confessions of some horrendous, even life-threatening mistakes, frequently providing additional romantic, fascinating and exhilarating experiences.

Skiing Heritage Journal

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Skiing Heritage is a quarterly Journal of original, entertaining, and informative feature articles on skiing history. Published by the International Skiing History Association, its contents support ISHA's mission "to preserve skiing history and to increase awareness of the sport's heritage."
Biography & Autobiography

Thirty Years in a White Haze

Author: Dan Egan

Publisher: Degan Media Incorporated

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 420

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The Wealthy Ski Bum

Author: Sandro Rossini

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Page: 104

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Too many people either freeze or dive in headlong when faced with planning something that's 10, 20, or 30 years out-like retirement. It's hard to think that far out when scheduling even tomorrow is a challenge. If you've done nothing to plan for retirement or have a plan but no idea if you're on track, this book is for you. Whether you're 20 or 50, you owe it to yourself to have a solid plan and to understand what it will take to retire.For this book, I chose to approach the topic of retirement planning with beginners in mind. I know that the typical jargon-loaded, data-driven finance guidebooks tend to turn people off. Then there's Bill, a retired grocery store clerk I happened to meet during a ski trip in the Sierras. His story and our conversation inspired me. He shared his steady approach to building a successful retirement. The everyday language he used to convey financial topics became the basis of this book.Read this book if: You have started your first job and know nothing about retirement accounts, budgeting, and personal finance and you want an easy-to-read guide.You have a retirement account but don't feel confident in your knowledge of investing and personal finance-and don't know if you're on track.You're not new to personal finance and may even have an advisor-but you find all the jargon used by the professionals confusing and intimidating.You don't like the topic and tend to zone out when you should be paying attention

Skiing Heritage Journal

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Skiing Heritage is a quarterly Journal of original, entertaining, and informative feature articles on skiing history. Published by the International Skiing History Association, its contents support ISHA's mission "to preserve skiing history and to increase awareness of the sport's heritage."

Skiing Heritage Journal

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Skiing Heritage is a quarterly Journal of original, entertaining, and informative feature articles on skiing history. Published by the International Skiing History Association, its contents support ISHA's mission "to preserve skiing history and to increase awareness of the sport's heritage."

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Sports & Recreation

Bugaboo Dreams

Author: Topher Donahue

Publisher: Rocky Mountain Books Ltd

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 296

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Take the snowiest mountains in Canada, add two Austrian immigrants, an army of adrenaline-addicted skiers (kings, queens, billionaires, average people and everyday ski bums) and throw a helicopter into the mix for an unforgettable story of mountain adventure. The tale begins when two childhood friends-Hans Gmoser and Leo Grillmair-leave postwar Austria and travel to Canada in search of adventure. They stumble upon employment taking skiers across the vast glaciers and through the thick forests of Western Canada. When skiers start asking the immigrant mountaineers if it would be possible to use a helicopter to reach the best high-altitude powder, the two find themselves catapulted into a project brimming with more adventure, success, tragedy and fame than they could have dreamed. Complete with archival and contemporary photos, this is the inside story of the people, thrills, accidents and innovations behind the evolution of a sport from a dangerous, ramshackle and lawless enterprise into a multi-million dollar industry offering reliable access to one of the world's most exciting forms of recreation.
Sports & Recreation

The Story of Modern Skiing

Author: John Fry

Publisher: University Press of New England

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 380

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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 with revelations from the author's personal relationships with skiing greats such as triple Olympic gold medalists Toni Sailer and Jean-Claude Killy, double gold medalist and environmental champion Andrea Mead Lawrence, first women's World Cup winner Nancy Greene, World Alpine champion Billy Kidd, Sarajevo gold and silver medalists Phil and Steve Mahre, and industry pioneers such as Vail founder Pete Seibert, metal ski designer Howard Head, and plastic boot inventor Bob Lange. Fry writes authoritatively of alpine skiing in North America and Europe, of Nordic skiing, and of newer variations in the sport: freestyle skiing, snowboarding, and extreme skiing. He looks closely at skiing's relationship to the environment, its portrayal in the media, and its response to social and economic change. Maps locating major resorts, records of ski champions, and a timeline, bibliography, glossary, and index of names and places make this the definitive work on modern skiing. Skiers of all ages and abilities will revel in this lively tale of their sport's heritage.
Business & Economics

Downhill Slide

Author: Hal Clifford

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Page: 282

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The first investigative analysis of how corporate interests gained control of America's most popular winter sport, and how they are gutting ski towns, the natural mountain environment, and skiing itself in the desperate search for short-term profit.

The Longest Run

Author: Rainer Hertrich

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From November 1, 2003 until January 10, 2012, Rainer Hertrich, a middle-aged snowcat groomer from Copper Mountain, Colorado, skied every day for 2,993 consecutive days. Before his streak, the longest run on record was 365 days by a British journalist and his French girlfriend. Hertrich's wild, globe-trotting journey captured the heart of Olympians and ski bums alike, many of whom say his streak will never be matched. It only ended when doctors discovered a near-fatal heart arrhythmia and ordered Hertrich to stop skiing. In this memoir, coauthored with ski writer Devon O'Neil, Hertrich tells of his family's emigration from Germany, his unlikely rise to fame by way of a now-defunct ski area in Estes Park, Colorado, and story after hilarious story from a life lived on motorcycles, in tents, aboard sinking boats, and, of course, on big mountains worldwide, always chasing adventure. By turns heartwarming, inspiring, and laugh-out-loud funny, Hertrich's commitment to skiing transcends the snowy lifestyle and shows what is possible when someone devotes his life to a simple, liberating pursuit: strapping skis to his feet and schussing downhill on snow.

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History

Ski Style

Author: Annie Gilbert Coleman

Publisher: Culture America (Hardcover)

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Category: History

Page: 299

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A history of skiing in American culture examines the origins of the sport, its adoption by the United States and the many and varied facets of ski culture, from the fashion and style to the innumerable subgroups of enthusiasts who have incorporated skiing into their identity.

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