Publisher description for Ski your guide to cross-country, downhill, jumping, racing, freestyle and more/ by Pamela Pollack ; illustrations by Jack Dickason.


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Just in time for the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, National Geographic introduces a brash, bold new series on extreme sports, a subject of high appeal and growing interest to today's kids. Starting with Ski! and Snowboard!, the series gives young adventurers an informative, up-close look at sports that push human limits. Action-packed visuals and cool, fact-filled text let kids experience vicariously all the thrills and spine-tingling risks of participating in X-sports. From piping and speed boarding to skiing the steepest couloirs, readers will explore different varieties of each sport, learn its special moves, and see what the life of a competitor is like in a fast, fun introduction that will whet their appetites for more!

Each volume is packed with fun facts and details.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Skis and skiing Juvenile literature