Synopses & Reviews
For a generation the Basic Essentials series has been as much a part of the outdoors experience as backpacks and hiking boots. Information-packed tools for the novice or handy references for the veteran, these volumes distill years of knowledge into affordable and portable books. Whether you're planning a trip or thumbing for facts in the field, Basic Essentials books tell you what you need to know. Discover how to select or rent the right starter gear, master the basic stride and glide gracefully over the snow, perform classic techniques; the diagonal stride, herringbone, and kick turn, pick up the pace with skating techniques and perform basic Nordic downhill maneuvers.
All the essential knowledge needed to experience a safe, enjoyable cross-country skiing adventure, including how to glide gracefully over the snow, useful insights into the intricacies of skiing, and taking the first steps toward telemark and parallel turns.