This book brings the beginner, the competitor, the teacher, and the coach the latest in learning the latest skills that have continued to guide the Norwegian national men’s and women’s teams to the gold medal podium in every Olympic Games and World Championships.
The techniques illustrated will aid the reader to progress to whatever level he or she desires, from simply enjoying the outdoors while moving effortlessly through the snow to winning the Olympic gold.
The high-level competitor and coach will appreciate the conditioning chapter where Olympic level conditioning is revealed. But more, the videos included reveal the ski preparation and waxing techniques that are critical to maximizing your skiing pleasure and competitive success.
More than 50 videos, filmed especially for this book, are included, along with 140 photos of every aspect of skiing—from equipment, waxing, and techniques to how to teach your children to enjoy our skiing world.
For the videos–if you are reading the e-book (and are connected to the Internet), merely click the link to see the video. If you are reading a printed book, write the address into your digital device to enjoy the video.
Hanne Overlier has been a high level competitive skier and has been both a teacher and coach of cross country skiing. She is a graduate of the Norwegian University for Physical Education and Sport and holds two Master’s degrees. As a ski teacher and coach, she realized how important demonstration is in learning new skills. She then decided to teach with videos. The result is this book.
Sindre Bergan is recognized as one of the foremost teachers of skiing in the world. He has college degrees in physical education and sport and a lifetime of experience in teaching and coaching cross-country skiing. He has set up curricula for every type of skiing in Norway. His curriculum covers how to teach from three-year-olds to senior citizens. He has worked with many of the greatest skiers in the world while coaching men’s and women’s national and Olympic teams.