Using full-color photos and an innovative performance pyramid approach, Total Skiing breaks down fundamentals and offers customizable training programs for optimal performance for all skiers. The pyramid includes assessments and suggestions for improvement based on skier type.
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What type of skier are you? What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? How can you improve your skills and your downhill experience? Total Skiing was developed specifically to help you answer those questions.
Author and renowned ski instructor Chris Fellows shares his proven pyramid program for assessing skills and creating your skiing profile. Step by step, you’ll identify exercises to enhance those skills and create a personal training program to improve functional movement, including stability and mobility, ski-specific fitness, essential ski techniques, and tactics for performance on all terrains.
Total Skiing also includes sample programs for each skier type that offers guidance from preseason to postseason with dry-land and on-snow drills for foundational, intermediate, and advanced performance solutions.
Whether you are looking to polish your skills, conquer the new terrain, or compete on circuit, Total Skiing is your total guide to exhilarating all-mountain skiing!
Further improve skiing performance by attending a North American Ski Training Center (NASTC) clinic. Clinics are held at many of the best ski resorts and NASTC offers guided sidecountry and backcountry skiing, the AIARE Avalanche Level I and II courses, and private groups or trips as well. Contact them for details www.skiNASTC.com or call 530-582-4772.
Part I Components of Ski Performance
Chapter 1. The Performance Pyramid
Chapter 2. Focusing on Functional Movement
Chapter 3. Targeting Ski Fitness
Chapter 4. Mastering Essential Technique
Chapter 5. Adjusting Tactics for All-Mountain Skiing
Chapter 6. Identifying Your Skiing Profile and Equipment Needs
Part II Training, Drills, and Exercises for Ski Performance
Chapter 7. Functional Movement Exercises
Chapter 8. Fitness Training and Exercises
Chapter 9. Technique and Tactics Drills
Part III Programming for Ski Performance
Chapter 10. Guidelines for Program Development
Chapter 11. The Overpowered Skier
Chapter 12. The Underpowered Skier
Chapter 13. The Underskilled Skier
Chapter 14. The Combination Skier
Chris Fellows has been a ski instructor, trainer, and clinician for more than 25 years. An 8-year member of the prestigious Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) national Alpine team, Fellows sat on the board of directors of PSIA-W for 15 years, where he has also served as the vice president of education. In 1994 Chris cofounded and now directs the North American Ski Training Center, a worldwide adventure ski school that offers 28 courses at 18 resorts around the globe yearly.
Fellows has worked closely with the Center for Health and Sports Performance and is an advisor for several snow sport industry companies, including Rossignol, Nordica, Fischer, and Patagonia. Off the slopes, Chris contributes to Ski magazine, Tahoe Quarterly, Professional Skier, and Sierra Sun. He also has contributed instructional videos to the Ski Channel and Ski.com.
A central Massachusetts native, Chris is a member of the American Mountain Guides association and has guided rock climbing, mountaineering, and backcountry skiing throughout Sierra Nevada, New England, Wyoming, Chile, Nepal, and Canada. He lives in Truckee, California, with his wife, Jenny (a former collegiate ski racer), and their three children.
"Fellows has done a great job of breaking down skiing into its simplest and purest form. Total Skiing shows you how to ski better, faster, and stronger in all conditions!"
Marco Sullivan -- 2008 World Cup winner
“Chris is a master instructor—deliberate, analytical and thorough. In Total Skiing, Chris provides the tools to assess your physical abilities and make you a better athlete, and ultimately a better skier.”
Jeff Hamilton -- Four-Time World Champion Speed Skier, Olympic Medalist, First to Ski 150 mph