Certainly something for the whole family with an emphasis on practical costs-- from outfitting that baby ""snow bunny"" to whisking away for a gala togetherness weekend. Information includes advice on prices for fashions and equipment--where to go, what to look for (buy brand names). The chapter on conditioning includes a full set of exercises varying with age and aptitude. Then there's a careful run-down on planning the trip from checking the snow reports to checklisting gear. The notes on ski instruction tell you what you're going to learn practically down to where you're going to fall; this also lists hazards and how to avoid them, gives tips on protocol so you won't lose your cool on your very first time out; tells briefly what to expect on the intermediate and advanced levels; describes the pleasure of ""ski touring"" and gives a complete listing of areas and facilities. The price and the orientation will make this a popular item. The family that skis together stays together?