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Written by Jim Vigani & Joan Heaton
Published by Barbara-Gayle Publishing, Inc.
$12.95 + S&H

A no-nonsense approach to improve your skiing

  • "Throw away your checklist."
  • "If you're not in balance, nothing else matters."
  • "Become a 'feeler' first."
  • "A steep hill is nothing more than a flat hill that's tilted."

"...[A]n enjoyable and engaging read...a wonderful book that combines learning theory with some great technical advice. Its brevity is a tribute to its wisdom."

Professor David A. Kolb
American Educational Theorist

"This is so practical. I can easily relate to all your personal stories. Theory is fine, but I need to be able to take that and make realistic use of it. You have done that for me. You have even given me the courage to 'throw away my checklist.' Thanks!!"

Kathleen W. Schmidt
Recreational Skier

Jim Vigani

Jim Vigani is a PSIA Certified Level III Instructor and a retired Divisional Clinic Leader (DCL) for PSIA-E. He has been teaching skiing professionally since 1975. Jim has been a ski school director, a technical director, and, currently, a training supervisor at Windham Mountain Snow Sports School. He was also very active in the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) for skiing safety standards development. Jim is a Forensic Engineer and President of his own technical consulting firm. A mechanical engineer by education, he has a very eclectic background.

Joan Heaton

Joan Heaton has been teaching skiing professionally for some 30 years and is responsible for introducing the Teaching Styles into the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) curriculum. She is also the author of A National Survey on Teacher Behavior in Ski Teaching, PSIA, 1983; and The Teaching Dimension, PSIA-Eastern Division. She is a PSIA Certified Level II Instructor. At the time of this writing, Joan is working in the Windham Mountain Snow Sports School in New York as an Educational Consultant and Teacher Trainer. Joan is a retired Physical Education professor from The City College of the City University of New York with a broad background in teaching methodology.

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