Soft Skiing: The Secrets of Effortless, Low-Impact Skiing for Older Skiers (Paperback)

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Soft Skiing is unique among many how-to-ski-better books-full of practical, easy-to-follow and immediately effective ski coaching ideas, it's also a collection of personal memories by one of America's best known ski instructors, Lito Tejada-Flores. Lito is the author of Breakthrough On The New Skis, and the creator of the Breakthrough-On-Skis video series. He has never followed the "party-line" of official ski teaching orthodoxy, and his Breakthrough on Skis books are amongst the best selling ski instruction books of all time. In this book, Lito breaks new ground, focusing 100% on the art of skiing in a relaxed, energy-efficient manner, a style of virtually effortless expert skiing that is ideally suited to older skiers. In his easy-to-follow conversational style, Lito reveals the secrets of skiing all day, on all terrain, without fatigue, without a moment of struggle or stress. Actually this is a book for all skiers but more than anything it is a gift for older skiers looking for grace, elegance and efficiency rather than aggressive daring-do on the slopes. This is a book that will change skiing lives, expand skiing horizons.

About the Author

Lito Tejada-Flores was born at 13,000 feet in the Bolivian Andes and since has spent much of his life in high places. He has shared his passion for mountain adventure in a series of books, on wilderness skiing, kayaking and downhill skiing, and in documentary films. His instructional ski books and videos are well known. But he has also written books on backcountry ski touring and whitewater kayaking. And his documentary film on the ascent of Mount Fitz Roy won the Grand Prize at the International Mountain and Exploration Film Fetival in Trento Italy. A dedicated, passionate ski instructor for over 30 years, Lito is a mountain-sports and travel writer by profession, a poet by avocation, a graphic designer, web designer, photo editor and documentary filmmaker for the hell of it, and a publisher quite by accident. He has collaborated with his wife and partner, landscape photographer Linde Waidhofer, in designing and publishing a series of award-winning books of landscape photography under their Western Eye imprint like the book, This is Skiing, The Impossible Romance of Sliding over Snow. Today, Lito and Linde spend part of each year in Patagonia and the other part in the Colorado Rockies. Among Lito's most memorable adventures-first ascents on Mount Fitz Roy in Patagonia and the Devil's Thumb in Alaska...and falling in love with Linde Waidhofer.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780941283229
ISBN-10: 0941283224
Publisher: Western Eye Press
Publication Date: October 29th, 2009
Pages: 120
Language: English