Skiing and Winter Sports
100 Things Wild Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
100 Things Wild Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die
Paperback      ISBN: 1629375128

Featuring traditions, records, and lore, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Minnesota Wild fan should know. Whether you greeted the team at its inception or whether you're a more recent supporter of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, these are the 100 things every fan needs to know and do in their lifetime. Team reporter Dan Myers has collected every essential piece of Wild knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom.

100 Years, 100 Moments: A Centennial of NHL Hockey
100 Years, 100 Moments
A Centennial of NHL Hockey
Hardcover      ISBN: 0771051212
For the NHL's 100th season, a fan-friendly, argument starter of a book, compiling the 100 most impactful moments in league history.

From ostentatious scoring totals to unstoppable teams destined for championships, the NHL boasts a history of greatness. But as die-hard fans well know, greatness isn't the whole story. In this image-rich, licenced celebration of the NHL's past and present, veteran hockey journalist Scott Morrison mines a century of NHL hockey to find the game's 100 most important moments. From Bobby Orr's 1969-70 trophy haul, to Detroit coach Scotty Bowman's unprecedented icing of five Russians at once on the Red Wings' way to their first of several Stanley Cups, the Stastny brothers' defection, and Roger Neilson reviewing a game on VHS, these moments weren't always the photogenic peaks of athletic glory that graced the morning news, but each of them changed the game.
101 Fascinating Hockey Facts
101 Fascinating Hockey Facts
Paperback      ISBN: 1459745663
101 fascinating stories about hockey that will enlighten and delight fans.

Have you heard about the referee who was dragged back to the rink by an angry mob demanding he change the result? Or the playoff goal that was scored with half a puck? Or the fourteen-year-old who played in a professional game?

In 101 Fascinating Hockey Facts, NHL elder-statesman Brian McFarlane tells these and 98 other tales from the rink. Hockey fans will love flipping through this collection, packed with trivia and did-you-knows, to test their knowledge and to find tidbits to share with their friends.
99: Stories of the Game
99
Stories of the Game
Hardcover      ISBN: 0399575472
In this sports memoir, Wayne Gretzky weaves memories of his legendary career with an inside look at professional hockey and the heroes and stories that inspired him.

From minor-hockey phenomenon to Hall of Fame sensation, Wayne Gretzky rewrote the record books, his accomplishments becoming the stuff of legend. Dubbed "The Great One," he is considered by many to be the greatest hockey player who ever lived. No one has seen more of the game than he has--but he has never discussed in depth just what it was he saw.

For the first time, Gretzky discusses candidly what the game looks like to him and introduces us to the people who inspired and motivated him: mentors, teammates, rivals, the famous and the lesser known. Weaving together lives and moments from an extraordinary career, he reflects on the players who inflamed his imagination when he was a kid, the way he himself figured in the dreams of so many who came after; takes us onto the ice and into the dressing rooms to meet the friends who stood by him and the rivals who spurred him to greater heights; shows us some of the famous moments in hockey history through the eyes of someone who regularly made that history.

Warm, direct, and revelatory, it is a book that gives us number 99, the man and the player, like never before.
Allen & Mike's Avalanche Book: A Guide to Staying Safe in Avalanche Terrain
Allen & Mike's Avalanche Book
A Guide to Staying Safe in Avalanche Terrain
Paperback      ISBN: 0762779993

With more and more people heading into the winter backcountry on skis, snowshoes, and snowmobiles, avalanche safety is of paramount importance. Allen & Mike's Really Cool Avalanche Safety Book distills the sometimes overly technical information of snow science into a user-friendly format with helpful illustrations and easy-to-understand text. With years of experience as NOLS instructors to draw on, Allen O'Bannon and Mike Clelland team up to give winter recreationists the information they need to stay safe in the backcountry, including how to prepare for your trip, proper equipment and how to use it, snowpack assessment, choosing safe travel routes, decision making, and rescue scenarios. Written for both aspriring winter backcountry travelers and experts alike, this book is a must-read for anybody who loves to experience the solitude and beauty of the snowy mountains.

Allen & Mike's Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book: Traveling & Camping Skills for a Winter Environment
Allen & Mike's Really Cool Backcountry Ski Book
Traveling & Camping Skills for a Winter Environment
Paperback      ISBN: 0762745851

Practical advice from two NOLS instructors on all aspects of backcountry skiing and winter camping. As skiers venture farther from lift-served front country, they need to understand and avoid hazards such as avalanches and extreme cold. This book teaches skiers how to choose the right equipment, build winter shelters, stay safe, and have fun while minimizing their impact on the wilderness. Hundreds of entertaining but very practical illustrations by renowned illustrator Mike Clelland. Completely revised, updated, and even better than ever

Allen & Mike's Really Cool Telemark Tips: 123 Amazing Tips to Improve Your Tele-Skiing
Allen & Mike's Really Cool Telemark Tips
123 Amazing Tips to Improve Your Tele-Skiing
Paperback      ISBN: 076274586x

Following up on the phenomenal success of their backcountry ski and backpacking books, Allen O'Bannon and Mike Clelland here provide a thoroughly revised and updated edition of their likewise popular Allen & Mike's Really Cool Telemark Tips, which first appeared in 1998. For anyone who's ever yearned to master the subtleties of the telemark turn, this book includes more than 120 clear, concise telemark tips complemented by often hilarious and always helpful illustrations. For beginners and experts alike, it is a must for tele-skiers who really want to shred. In the decade since the original publication of Allen & Mike's Really Cool Telemark Tips, telemark skiing has evolved enormously. It's entered a modern era, and this new edition reflects the new gear, the new teaching, and the new style of tele-skiing.

Alpine Ski Mountaineering Western Alps: Volume 1
Alpine Ski Mountaineering Western Alps
Volume 1
Paperback      ISBN: 185284373x

Ski mountaineering guidebook to the Western Alps including the classic Haute Route, Chamonix to Zermatt, tours in the Ecrins, Vanoise, Haute Maurienne, Gran Paradiso, Mont Blanc, Valais and Urner Alps. The European Alps offer some of the finest and most accessible ski mountaineering in the world. A combination of magnificent and varied terrain, an enviable snow record, excellent public transport, unrivalled hut system and long ski season make them a focus for mountaineers and skiers throughout the world. Volume 2 of this Alpine Ski Mountaineering series covers the Central and Eastern Alps. The routes described will provide a lifetime's ski mountaineering for the average skier, with rewards and challenges for all levels of ability.

America's Coach: Life Lessons & Wisdom for Gold Medal Success: A Biographical Journey of the Late Hockey Icon Herb Brooks
America's Coach
Life Lessons & Wisdom for Gold Medal Success: A Biographical Journey of the Late Hockey Icon Herb Brooks
Paperback      ISBN: 0963487191

Get the official, authorized biography of the late hockey icon Herb Brooks, the legendary coach of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Miracle on Ice. This book chronicles his rise to the National Hockey League and delves into the secrets of his success.

The Art of Fear: Why Conquering Fear Won't Work and What to Do Instead
The Art of Fear
Why Conquering Fear Won't Work and What to Do Instead
Paperback      ISBN: 0062423444

A revolutionary guide to acknowledging fear and developing the tools we need to build a healthy relationship with this confusing emotion--and use it as a positive force in our lives.

We all feel fear. Yet we are often taught to ignore it, overcome it, push past it. But to what benefit? This is the essential question that guides Kristen Ulmer's remarkable exploration of our most misunderstood emotion in The Art of Fear.

Once recognized as the best extreme skier in the world (an honor she held for twelve years), Ulmer knows fear well. In this conversation-changing book, she argues that fear is not here to cause us problems--and that in fact, the only true issue we face with fear is our misguided reaction to it (not the fear itself).

Rebuilding our experience with fear from the ground up, Ulmer starts by exploring why we've come to view it as a negative. From here, she unpacks fear and shows it to be just one of 10,000 voices that make up our reality, here to help us come alive alongside joy, love, and gratitude. Introducing a mindfulness tool called "Shift," Ulmer teaches readers how to experience fear in a simpler, more authentic way, transforming our relationship with this emotion from that of a draining battle into one that's in line with our true nature.

Influenced by Ulmer's own complicated relationship with fear and her over 15 years as a mindset facilitator, The Art of Fear will reconstruct the way we react to and experience fear--empowering us to easily and permanently address the underlying cause of our fear-based problems, and setting us on course to live a happier, more expansive future.