This is the best book I've seen yet -- and there've been a number, first rate from artistic photographic standpoint, but not much use to learners. This combines, successfully, how to do it with charts, diagrams and photographs. Plenty for the expert -- and simple enough for the beginner to get a great deal out of it. With skiing the sport of the year, this is a sure bet for holiday sales -- and after. Covers not only fundamentals of skiing, but equipment as well.