Skiing and Snowboarding

A Beginner's Guide

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(2 customer reviews)

Want to learn to ski or fancy learning to snowboard? Then this is the guide for you: everything you need as a beginner, whether you want to ski or snowboard. It has accessible guides so you can learn how to ski cross country, downhill and how to go about learning to snowboard, which explain the basic techniques alongside illustrations. There is also a chapter on mountain safety and a glossary of useful phrases. Chapters will include detailed information on what skiing and snowboarding clothing and equipment you will need, what is worth buying before you go and what is worth renting while you’re there, ski schools and how much they are likely to cost, ski lifts, nursery slopes and ski passes are all covered. There is also a section on where you can learn to ski or snowboard and practice right here in the UK with helpful country profiles if you don’t know where to go or would like to try somewhere off the beaten track. Author: Kate Burke

Chapter Headings 

Beginner's Skiing

Beginner's Snowboarding


Location Location Location

Planning Your Trip


Working a Ski Season

Mountain Safety

Odds and Ends

Help List

Author Bio 

Kate Burke is a writer and editor, as well as an experienced snowboarder and skier. She has worked in the ski tourism industry doing everything from washing pots to managing chalets, as well as writing for a pan-European skiing magazine. She has a passion for the mountains and by writing this book hopes to demystify the world of winter sports holidays.

Customer Reviews...

Jen (via Amazon) -
This book is great. I wanted to learn to ski but was nervous about going out onto even a beginner slope with no idea of what i was doing. This book covers the basics and took away the mystery. It also offers great tips and advice on all parts of a skiing/snowboarding holiday including what to wear, where to go, and how to keep safe. It even has a chapter on working in a ski resort. A great starting point for any would be skiers/snowboarders and anyone wanting to plan a snow holiday.


Henry (via Amazon) -
I am in my late twenties and was recently invited on my first ski trip. Having heard some of the pub horror stories related to learning to ski or snowboard I decided to buy this book to gain an unbiased opinion. I found all the information extremely relevant and it has set my mind at rest for the impending trip. My thanks go out to Kate Burke who I almost feel will be out there with me holding my hand.


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