More often than not, books written about skiing include over simplified instructional techniques on how the ski powder “like the pros” or “How to Herringbone with less energy exerted” (WTF is a Herringbone?). So instead of providing a list complete with Alpine Skiing For Beginners as #1, we’ve compiled a list of Unofficial picks for the unofficial skier. From hallucinations to kick turns and snow pits to mountain heroes…
Here are the “Top 10 Books About Skiing.”
Climb to Conquer (Peter Shelton)
In 1941 the pieces for what would become one of the most elite infantry units in the United States’ Armed forces were arranged on a ski hill in Vermont. From Vermont, to Ski Cooper, to the Italian Alps, The 10th Mountain Division’s history is as prolific as it is astounding. Shelton’s account is a spellbinding story of war heroes operating under dire circumstances in some of the most extreme locales in the world… All of which takes place on skis and in the mountains.