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Skiing & Snowboarding

  • Sport, Gender and Powerby Adele Pavlidis; Simone Fullagar

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    As a new breed of lifestyle sport enthusiasts ‘derby grrrls’ are pushing the boundaries of gender as they negotiate the nexus of pleasure, pain and power relations. Offering a socio-cultural analysis of the rise and reinvention of roller derby as both a new, globalized women’s sport and an everyday creative leisure space, this book explores... more...

  • Skiing into Modernityby Andrew Denning

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Skiing into Modernity is the story of how skiing moved from Europe?s Scandinavian periphery to the mountains of central Europe, where it came to define the modern Alps and set the standard for skiing across the world. Denning offers a fresh, sophisticated, and engaging cultural and environmental history of skiing that alters our understanding of... more...

  • Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earthby Jim Steenburgh

    University Press of Colorado 2014; US$ 17.95

    Utah has long claimed to have the greatest snow on Earth—the state itself has even trademarked the phrase. In Secrets of the Greatest Snow on Earth , Jim Steenburgh investigates Wasatch weather, exposing the myths, explaining the reality, and revealing how and why Utah's powder lives up to its reputation. Steenburgh also examines ski and snowboard... more...

  • Climb to Conquerby Peter Shelton

    Scribner 2014; Not Available

    Few stories from the "greatest generation" are as unforgettable -- or as little known -- as that of the 10th Mountain Division. Today a versatile light infantry unit deployed around the world, the 10th began in 1941 as a crew of civilian athletes with a passion for mountains and snow. In this vivid history, adventure writer Peter Shelton follows the... more...

  • Climb to Conquerby Peter Shelton

    Scribner 2014; US$ 18.99

    Few stories from the "greatest generation" are as unforgettable -- or as little known -- as that of the 10th Mountain Division. Today a versatile light infantry unit deployed around the world, the 10th began in 1941 as a crew of civilian athletes with a passion for mountains and snow. In this vivid history, adventure writer Peter Shelton follows the... more...

  • Climbs and Ski Runsby Frank Smythe

    Vertebrate Publishing 2014; US$ 7.28

    ??Why do you climb?? The mountaineer has no answer to this question. The best things in the world cannot adequately be expressed in speech or print; they are part of the soul.? In Climbs and Ski Runs, Frank Smythe takes the reader on Alpine ski trips and Dolomite adventures, up first ascents in North Wales and on to the mighty Brenva Face of Mont... more...

  • Living the Lifeby David J. Rothman

    Conundrum Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Featuring 38 true-life stories of adventure and self-discovery, adrenaline, and honesty, a former professional NCAA downhill competitor reveals the soul skier?s raison d?ętre : finding exhilaration, faith, grief, love, and everything that truly matters amid the gloriously tangible, tactile, break-your-leg-if-you?re-not-careful rocks, trees, and gullies... more...

  • Ski Tips for Kidsby Mike Clelland; Alex Everett

    Falcon Guides 2013; US$ 13.99

    This little book breaks down the basics of teaching kids to ski into hilarious, eye-catching cartoons that will have your little one With easy-to-understand text geared toward parents who are teaching their kids to ski, and hilarious instructive cartoons the kids will love, this is a book that families can enjoy together as they plan their next ski... more...

  • The Roller Derby Athleteby Ellen Parnavelas

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 19.99

    Roller derby is a unique, fast-paced, female-dominated sport that is taking the world by storm. It originated in the USA in the 1930s but it is the revival that began in 2001 that has inspired this new book. Roller derby has become one of the world's fastest-growing new sports and there are now more than 1000 leagues worldwide - in the USA, Europe,... more...

  • Powder Ghost Townsby Peter Bronski

    Wilderness Press 2013; US$ 15.95

    In its heyday, Colorado had more than 175 ski areas operating on the slopes of the Rocky Mountains, and while many of those resorts have shut down, their runs still shelter secret stashes of snow. Pristine slopes await backcountry powder hounds out to discover these chutes and steeps, bunny hills and bumps. Chronicling the history of more than 36... more...