There is nothing quite like this in print. Here is a drift-high collection of basic information on the rugged leisure activities available in the cold weather zones and becoming increasingly popular. The elements, equipment and delight of the more neglected sports of curling, snowshoeing, dogsledding and ice boating are here, together with their very interesting histories. Skiing, skating, bobsledding and the games played on ice or in snow are all covered with brisk thoroughness. Tips on winter travel, the rules governing winter competitive sports and (of special importance) the safety and rescue instructions for every event are emphasized. A glossary of terms and a full bibliography complete a very handy book. The author is a well known journalist whose work appears in major magazines.