A Review of The Skier’s Gift Book that’s Sweeping the Globe (Sort of) -Second Edition

A Review of The Skiers Gift Book that’s Sweeping the Globe (Sort of) Second Edition

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I had the chance to read ‘The Skier’s Gift Book that’s Sweeping the Globe (Sort of)- Second Edition by Dan Cody. This is a candid recount of what you have to take into account when starting or getting better at skiing.

We skiers are all a special bunch. If we love the sport, we can’t wait till the next time we are up the mountain with our skis on, waiting to do those turns. But to get to know what you are doing, there are lots of things that have to happen first. Like how to dress, how to get comfortable ski boots and good skis, how to get to the resort in one piece, how to carry your equipment without looking like a broken helicopter, how not to finish skiing with the village idiot and so on.

Dan Cody shows here his love of skiing, and like all of us, that really cannot stand waiting for the next season, cannot stop talking about it. Our mission is to convert one skier at a time, even though, sometimes starting skiing and keep on doing, looks like a masochist act!

But there is faith of getting a good skier of every one of us, and “The Skier’s Gift Book that’s Sweeping the Globe (Sort of) – Second Edition does just that.

I have some ideas for maybe Dan’s third edition… like how to learn to do a hockey stop before reaching the mountain hut and not crash into it (I did that trying to be cool while young…. pretty embarrassing) …

This is an excellent Christmas stocking filler gift, for those diehard skiers or those wanabee ones. As a diehard skier, many of these things you know, or you might have experimented yourself. As a newbie, maybe you can be blessed by reading this before and avoiding some huge embarrassment (that we all had had before!)

 

Do not attempt this yourself! A Review of The Skier’s Gift Book that’s Sweeping the Globe (Sort of) -Second Edition.
Do not attempt this yourself! A Review of The Skier’s Gift Book that’s Sweeping the Globe (Sort of) -Second Edition.

You can get here  The Skiers Gift Book that’s Sweeping the Globe (Sort of) 2nd Edition by Dan Cody.

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Il Cuore della Valdigne. Stay at the Heart of the Valdigne to ski in Courmayeur, La Thuile and Pila/Aosta.
Il Cuore della Valdigne. Stay at the Heart of the Valdigne to ski in Courmayeur, La Thuile and Pila/Aosta.

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You can start thinking about your trip, by reading the articles on the Planning your Ski Trip tab.  Or how to pack for your family ski trip.  If taking your furry friend abroad to the continent, read about the new Pet Travel Scheme update from DEFRA. Self-drive skiers also need to plan for Brexit. Check out our tips for driving to the mountains.  If flying and renting a car in Europe, beware of the extra charges they will pass to you if you want winter tyres, snow chains or ski racks. If driving, check the winter tyres news for Europe and North America. You can see how our last family ski holiday was not as expected, even though one plans it to be a success, but how we could do the most of it. If you want to get better before getting to your next ski holiday, here is a quick guide to indoor skiing and dry slopes in the UK. You can also read our week in the mountains during our summer holidays in Courmayeur.

Not the way to carry your skis! Sorry, but NO! A Review of The Skier’s Gift Book that’s Sweeping the Globe (Sort of) -Second Edition.
Not the way to carry your skis! Sorry, but NO! A Review of The Skier’s Gift Book that’s Sweeping the Globe (Sort of) -Second Edition.

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