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The Fall Line America S Rise To Ski Racing S Summit

Author : Nathaniel Vinton
ISBN : 9780393244786
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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“Great sports writing. . . . [Vinton] is taking us inside a world few ever visit.”—James Hill, Washington Post Harnessing nature’s most powerful forces, elite downhillers descend icy, rugged slopes at speeds cresting 90 miles per hour. For decades, American skiers struggled to match their European counterparts, and until this century the US Ski Team could not claim a lasting foothold on the roof of the Alps, where the sport’s legends are born. Then came a fledgling class of American racers that disrupted the Alpine racing world order. Led by Bode Miller and Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancuso and Ted Ligety, this band of iconoclasts made a place for their country on some of the world’s most prestigious race courses. Even as new technology amplified the sport’s inherent danger, the US Ski Team learned how to win, and they changed downhill racing forever. The Fall Line is the story of how it all came together, a deeply reported reconstruction of ski racing’s most dramatic season. Drawing on more than a decade of research and candid interviews with some of the sport’s most elusive figures, award-winning journalist Nathaniel Vinton reveals the untold story of how skiers like Vonn and Miller, and their peers and rivals, fought for supremacy at the Olympic Winter Games. Here is an authoritative portrait of a group of men and women taking mortal risks in a bid for sporting glory. A white-knuckled tour through skiing’s deep traditions and least-accessible locales, The Fall Line opens up the sexy, high-stakes world of downhill skiing—its career-ending crashes, million-dollar sponsorship deals, international intrigue, and showdowns with nature itself. With views from the starting gate, the finish line, and treacherous turns in between, The Fall Line delivers the adrenaline of one of the world’s most beautiful and perilous sports alongside a panoramic view of skiing’s past, present, and future.

The Fall Line

Author : Nathaniel Vinton
ISBN : 0393352692
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With five medals at the 2014 Sochi Games, the U.S. Ski Team is now a powerhouse in the edgy sport of downhill racing. Here is the definitive portrait of this golden generation of American skiers. In , award-winning journalist Nathaniel Vinton pairs a fast-paced narrative of the team’s most eventful winter with an intimate depiction of its stars, including Bode Miller, Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancuso, and Ted Ligety. Drawing on more than a decade of careful reporting, opens up the entire swashbuckling world of downhill skiing—its ancient roots in the Alps, the million-dollar stakes, and the career-ending crashes. It is a hair-raising account of what a set of former underdogs survived in order to deliver a historic performance on their sport’s biggest stage. delivers the thrill of alpine racing alongside a panoramic view of the sport’s past, present, and future.

Bode Go Fast Be Good Have Fun

Author : Bode Miller
ISBN : 9781588365064
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“I don’t master the mountain, I master speed.” Coming from Bode Miller, this isn’t boasting, it’s just the way he lives: fast, honest, and wide open. In this candid book, the two-time Olympic medalist and champion skier shares his story, the secret of his success, and his philosophy of life. Born and raised “off the grid”–without electricity or indoor plumbing–in the cabin built by his father in the woods near Franconia, New Hampshire (pop. 850), Bode is unconventional to the core. The strong values of his simple upbringing, where he and his family had to “invent, grow, or carry in” all the essentials have made Bode unique among today’s top sports stars. Bode’s approach to life is straightforward: “Get a plan, stick to it, and trust your instincts . . . and almost anything is possible.” And practically since birth, the iconoclastic Bode has been achieving the impossible and laying down tracks for others to follow. He revolutionized his sport by adopting new and crossover technologies, such as “shape” skis. He drives his tradition-bound European rivals to distraction, skiing and winning by instinct. His outsider status, killer smile, and outspoken yet laid-back persona have earned him a reputation as the Michael Jordan of skiing. Men’s Journal named Bode the second greatest athlete in the world. And in the 2005 season, Bode may have moved up a notch by becoming the first American to win the Overall World Cup Alpine championship in twenty-two years. In short, he is the kind of person everybody wants to know and hang out with. In a book loaded with insight, good humor, and eye-opening stories about the world of competitive skiing, Bode, as always, holds nothing back. From the Hardcover edition.

Mikaela Shiffrin

Author : Jon M. Fishman
ISBN : 9781467757829
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin won her first world championship in slalom in 2013. She was just getting warmed up. In 2014, she won a gold medal in the same event as a member of Team USA at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Mikaela was the youngest person to ever win an Olympic slalom competition. At an event a few weeks later, she was named world champion for the second year in a row. Learn more about this young star with an incredibly bright future.

Ultimate Skiing

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ISBN : 9781450409254
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Strong Is The New Beautiful

Author : Lindsey Vonn
ISBN : 9780062400604
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Lessons in strength, fitness, food, and attitude from the popular world champion skier and beauty icon—Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn. Olympic Alpine skier Lindsey Vonn wants women to stop thinking about "losing weight fast," and instead focus on loving their bodies for what they are and what they can do. Lindsey is a small-town Minnesota girl at heart turned world-champion skier, but that didn't come without hard work. In Strong Is the New Beautiful, Lindsey lays out the never-before-seen training routines and her overall philosophy that have helped her become the best female skier in the world—tailored for women of all shapes and sizes. Lindsey backs up her fitness program with advice on what to eat and how to work out, and kicks readers into high-gear, helping bolster their self-confidence and build a better body image, with the tips and tricks she's learned as a pro. This is Lindsey's regimen, and she encourages people to take from it what will work for them. She bounced back from injury not by doing every single thing a trainer said, but instead, by thinking about the fitness plan that would work for her, and eating the right foods that would make her feel and get healthy. In Strong Is the New Beautiful, she interweaves her training and diet regimen with compelling stories of her life growing up in the heartland, her love of skiing, the challenges she's faced—including injuries, illness, and depression—and her secrets to wellness, fitness, and recovery. Supported by cutting-edge science and the latest studies on health and exercise, filled with routines even those hitting the bunny hill of working out can master, and illustrated with dozens of workout shots and photos from Lindsey's own collection, Strong Is the New Beautiful will inspire and motivate you–whether you're an aspiring athlete, want to get back into shape, or are eager to up your game—to make your body stronger than ever before, inside and out.

In Search Of Powder

Author : Jeremy Evans
ISBN : 9780803228399
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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As a recent college graduate and fledging newspaper reporter in the Lake Tahoe area, Jeremy Evans became immersed in ski bum culture?a carefree lifestyle whose mantra was simply: ?Ski as much as possible.? His snowboarding suffered when he left for a job in the Portland area; and when, at twenty-six, he suffered a stroke, he reexamined his priorities, quit his job, moved back to Tahoe, and threw himself into snowboarding. But while he had been away, the culture had changed. This book is Evans?s paean to the disappearing culture of the ski bum. A fascinating look at a world far removed from the larger culture, it is also a curious account of a passion for powder and what its disappearance means. ø Evans looks at several prominent ski towns in the West (including Crested Butte, Jackson Hole, Telluride, Lake Tahoe, Park City, and Mammoth) and the ski bums who either flourished or fled. He chronicles the American West transformed by rising real estate costs, an immigrant workforce, misguided values, and corporate-owned resorts. The story he tells is that of quintessentially American characters?rejecting materialism, taking risks, following their own path?and of the glories and pitfalls their lifestyle presents.

The Last Downhillers

Author : Nathaniel Vinton
ISBN : 140132455X
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Reconstructing one of the most suspenseful winters in ski racing history, The Last Downhillers follows the 2009-2010 World Cup season, where a set of dramatic storylines converged at the Winter Games in Vancouver. There, in the space of two tumultuous weeks, the U.S. team delivered one of the most gutsy and improbable performances in its long and colorful history and collected a record eight medals despite injuries and epic snowstorms. Spotlighting champion skiers Bode Miller and Lindsey Vonn, as well as former stars of the sport such as Franz Klammer and Tamara McKinney, The Last Downhillers is an intimate, in-depth look at a fascinating sport and its colorful and incredibly talented stars. Vinton spoke with race organizers, safety officials, team administrators, course designers, and equipment technicians, and in examining the sport's history and its future--as global warming shortens the winter season and technology makes the sport ever faster--The Last Downhillers is the definitive account of a golden era in American skiing.

Ski Faster

Author : Lisa Feinberg Densmore
ISBN : 0071343814
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"Ski Faster" Learn to ski as expert racers do, even if you never plan to enter a starting gate. You don't need nerves of steel and a passion for flying down slopes at 85 mph to benefit from the competitive-level advice and insider anecdotes in this book. In fact, even if moving at 15 mph on the intermediate slope makes you nervous, "Ski Faster" is for you . . . if you want to ski better . . . have more fun on the slopes . . . and learn how to carve those new shaped skis like a pro. "The best skiers are ski racers," writes Densmore, pointing out the technical impact of champions such as Jean Claude Killy, Stein Ericksen, and Ingemar Stenmark. In this book, Densmore shows all skiers how to apply champion racing techniques not only to gain speed but to improve skill. "Ski Faster" shows you how to Prepare for and enjoy any kind of alpine race, no matter what your present skill level Tell a slalom course from a Giant slalom or Super G Get more fun out of skiing by mastering better technique Ski professionally with improved form and better-carved turns Understand how the new shaped skis improve your carving and racing potential With pro-level guidance on training and conditioning . . . on-snow and dry-land drills . . . waxing tricks . . . faster starts . . . course tactics . . . mental preparation, including conquering fear of speed . . . tips from top racers . . . and over a hundred illustrations that make it all easier to understand, "Ski Faster" is the finest race-preparation manual available. "A must-have in any Alpine master's ski library." --Bill Skinner, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Masters Coordinator and Park City Resort Masters Coach "The most complete skiracing book written! It's an encyclopedia that reads like a personal diary of a ski racer. Whatever your interest or ability, this book will help you ski better and "Ski Faster"!" --Dave Merriam, Director of the Stowe Ski and Snowboard School and Head Coach of the PSIA Demonstration Team "Lisa Feinberg Densmore has compiled a comprehensive digest of pertinent concepts, details, and personal accounts to form an improvement road map for recreational skiers, beginning-to-seasoned racers, instructors, coaches, parents, and fans. I'll recommend this book to many people." --David Ojala, Program Director, Mammoth Mountain Ski and Snowboard Team

Right On The Edge Of Crazy

Author : Mike Wilson
ISBN : 0788162489
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Men of the U.S. ski team compete to see who can get down the hill the fastest, without breaking his neck. They do it to see how far they can push themselves. They also do it for money, & for the sheer, heart-pounding thrill of it. This book is a searing portrait of these ski racers who stake their youth for the adrenaline rush of perfecting this most difficult -- & riotous -- of sports. It portrays the glamour, intensity, & intoxication of their lives, following them across Europe & North America as they sweep into each resort along the tour, party like crazy, & fight like hell to keep their place among this elite group of athletes.

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