by Claudia Carbone $14.95
WomenSki, why a woman can't ski like a man -
A groundbreaking, prize-winning book that's changing the women's world of skiing.
WomenSki, by Claudia Carbone, helps women understand how they can ski better and enjoy skiing as a life-long activity more than ever before. Claudia brings into clear focus decades of struggle with instruction, technique and equipment faced by women in a male-dominated sport.
According to the author, "This book empowers women to embrace the sport of skiing and enjoy it, as much as their mates, sons, fathers, brothers and friends. Women need to be comfortable skiing their own way, without intimidation."
WomenSki was the 1995 winner of the Lowell Thomas Outstanding Achievement Award from Colorado Ski Country. In the judges' words, "WomenSki is an unparalleled source of information and guidance for women skiers, instructors, and just about anyone who wants to know how women can get the most out of a wonderful sport."
Statistics show that more women are skiing than ever before, but enjoying it less.
Though more and more women are learning to ski, fewer and fewer are staying in the sport. In fact, though women initially outnumber men on the slopes, they tend to stop skiing altogether within only two years. WomenSki discusses what has been happening between the time women first try skiing and the time they say "Enough!"
The ski industry has begun a quiet revolution which recognizes this reality-women are biomechanically different than men, they learn differently, and they enjoy skiing for different reasons. What many instructors have been preaching as "mistakes" for decades are variations in technique forced by physical factors and differences in how women approach and enjoy this outdoor sport. And, finally, the ski powers-that-be are admitting that equipment from skis and boots to parkas and wind pants should be designed and structured specifically for women.
Women need to take charge of their own skiing, the right way, to get the most from the sport
Claudia Carbone has drawn together hundreds of interviews and questionnaires taken with women skiers and blended them with discussions with doctors, physiologists, bio-mechanical engineers, ski technicians, international ski racers and instructors from dozens of resorts. The bottom line is that women can dramatically improve their technique and enjoy skiing more with the right equipment, right exercise and right attitudes.
In an industry where change often occurs with the speed of a glacier, ski technicians, instructors and the ski media are already applauding WomenSki. It is having a profound effect on skiing.
About the Author
Claudia Carbone started skiing during the 50s, when only a handful of ski areas existed in her native Colorado. High school friends took her to the top of Winter Park and urged her to follow. She's skied nearly every season since. Claudia is published in numerous magazines and newspapers and hosts a radio talk show in Denver on KEZW at 1430 AM. She has received the North American Ski Journalists Association's highest award and was named Freelancer of the Year by Colorado Ski Country USA.
WomenSki: Everything you need to know to really enjoy skiing
by Claudia Carbone
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