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Skiing and Snowboarding

See also: Cross Country Skiing


Selected Books

Allen, E. John B.
The Culture and Sport of Skiing: From Antiquity to World War II
GV854.1.A45 2007
Allen (history, Plymouth State U.) details the history of skiing from its appearance in prehistoric Russian and Norwegian rock carvings and epics to the outbreak of WWII, when the Finns employed the ancient sport to successfully fend-off the Russians.
Burford, Edwin
Skiing Made Simple - All You (K)need to Know to Ski Like an Expert
GV854.B873 2007x
A simplified approach to learning the basics needed to start skiing like an expert, applicable to both established skiers and beginners.
Fry, John
The Story of Modern Skiing
GV854.1.F78 2006
The history of the competitive sport over the last 50 years.
Harb, Harald R.
Harald Harb's Essentials of Skiing
GV854.H356 2006
Twenty years ago, Harald Harb revolutionized learning to ski with his Primary Movement Teaching System. This book includes a DVD.
Hultquist, Stephen S.
Open Your Heart with Skiing: Mastering Life Through Love of the Turns
GV854.H82 2008
Whether you are a hesitant beginner or a mogul-loving pro, Open Your Heart with Skiing will help you discover how you can get the most out of skiing, both on and off the slopes.
Huntford, Roland
Two Planks and a Passion: The Dramatic History of Skiing
GV854.1.H86 2008
Huntford offers a history of the ski, from its beginnings as a prehistoric survival tool to its current status in recreation. Spanning a period of roughly 20,000 years, the book places the history of skiing into political and social contexts.
Lind, David and Scott Patrick Sanders
The Physics of Skiing: Skiing at the Triple Point
QC26.L56 2004
Understanding the properties of snow and how it changes and interacts with the skis will help you appreciate the special phenomena that occur at the triple point, where the solid, liquid, and vapor phases coexist.
Phipps, Stephen and Judy Liedtke
A Weekend Warrior's Guide to Expert Skiing
GV854.85.P55 2006
Using SITS (Simple Imagery Teaching System), the authors divide each element of expert skiing into simple, illustrated steps and procedures.

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Pittsburgh Region


Pittsburgh Region - Clubs

  • Appalachian Telemark Association
    The Appalachian Telemark Association (ATA) is a loose confederation of free-heel skiers whose purpose is to promote the sport through social gatherings, instructional workshops, and races.
  • Laurel Highlands Snowmobile Club
    Offers a map of the Laurel Highlands trails.
  • Pittsburgh Ski Club
    The club encourages skiing though instruction, ski trips and racing. It offers members other year-round activities including biking, boating, golf, hiking, skating, swimming, and tennis.
  • Steel On Ice, Inc
    This group of African American skiers offers activities in golf, travel and cycling as well.
  • Western Pennsylvania Ski Council
    Consists of 17 clubs representing Western and Central Pennsylvania, Southwestern New York, Eastern Ohio, D.C. and Northern West Virginia.
  • Westmoreland Ski Club
    A ski club for skiers of all ages and all abilities.


  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Ski
    News about the local ski scene.
  • Ski PA
    This is the official web site of the Pennsylvania Ski Area Association (PSAA). Go to this site for links to PSAA ski resorts throughout Pennsylvania. Includes information on school and learn to ski programs.

Allegheny County Ski Slopes

  • Boyce Park
    Allegheny County offers slopes for Snowboarding, Downhill Skiing, and Snow Tubing at Boyce Park in Monroeville/Plum, approximately 15 miles east of Pittsburgh. The season is mid-December to mid-March, weather & conditions permitting.

Laurel Highlands Resorts

  • Hidden Valley Ski Resort
    Located in the Laurel Highlands, 60 miles east of Pittsburgh via the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
  • Mystic Mountain
    Nemacolin Woodlands Resort offers downhill skiing on 5 slopes and cross-country skiing on 8 trails, half pipe for Snowboarding, and tubing. Located in Farmington, Fayette County, approximately 60 miles southeeast of Pittsburgh.
  • Seven Springs Mountain Resort
    Located 58 miles east of Pittsburgh via the Pennsylvania Turnpike in the Laurel Highlands in Champion, PA. Site gives current rates and rental information, season pass information, directions.

Western PA / West Virginia Resorts