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The Story of Modern Skiing Paperback Book, Signed by the Late John Fry
The Story of Modern Skiing Paperback Book - Signed by Author John Fry

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The Story of Modern Skiing Book - Signed by John Fry

The Story of Modern Skiing, an Award-winning book is signed by the author. John Fry, a renowned insider, discusses the ultimate history of skiing through the decades. This is the definitive history of the sport that has exhilarated and infatuated in just North America, about 30 million Americans and Canadians over the course of the last fifty years. Consummate insider John Fry chronicles the rise of a ski culture and every aspect of the sport's development, including the emergence of the mega-resort and advances in equipment, technique, instruction, and competition.

The Story of Modern Skiing is laced with revelations from the author's personal relationships with skiing greats such as triple Olympic gold medalists Toni Sailer and Jean-Claude Killy, double gold medalist and environmental champion Andrea Mead Lawrence, first women's World Cup winner Nancy Greene, World Alpine champion Billy Kidd, Sarajevo gold and silver medalists Phil and Steve Mahre, and industry pioneers such as Vail founder Pete Seibert, metal ski designer Howard Head, and plastic boot inventor Bob Lange. Fry writes authoritatively of alpine skiing in North America and Europe, of Nordic skiing, and of newer variations in the sport: freestyle skiing, snowboarding, and extreme skiing. He looks closely at skiing's relationship to the environment, its portrayal in the media, and its response to social and economic change.

Maps locating major resorts, records of ski champions, and a time line, bibliography, glossary, and index of names and places make this the definitive work on modern skiing. Skiers of all ages and abilities will revel in this lively tale of their sport's heritage.

Ski history book has a paperback, 380 pages and is 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches.

Personally signed by the author, my friend John Fry!

    When It Happened
      Where It Happened
        People and Place
            A Way of Life
              From Rope Tow to Resort
                Technique and Equipment: Partners in Progress
                  A Revolution in Equipment
                    Technique: From Stem to Carve
                      New Ways to Learn
                        Alpine Competition
                          The World of Alpine Racing
                            How Skiing Changed the Olympics
                              Racing in America
                                Diversity: New Disciplines, Old Ones Restored
                                          The Culture and Business of Skiing
                                            "The Industry"
                                              In Print
                                                In Movies, On Television
                                                  The New Ski Country
                                                        Appendix: Top World Cup and Olympic Racers
                                                                Index of Names and Places
                                                                JOHN FRY is the former editor-in-chief of SKI, America's oldest ski magazine, and founding editor of the award-winning New York Times magazine Snow Country. His contributions to skiing include direct roles in launching the NASTAR (National Standard Ski Race) program, The Nations Cup of alpine ski racing, and the Graduated Length Method of teaching. Fry is a member of the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame and has received the International Skiing History Association's Lifetime Achievement Award. He has skied since childhood in North America and around the world.
  • Signed by John Fry

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Great book for any skier or fan of skiing. December 13, 2020
Reviewer: Amy from Glenwood Springs, CO United States  
Excellent informative book signed by the author.

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