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Author Burns, Kylie.
Title Alpine and freestyle skiing / by Kylie Burns.
Pub Info New York, NY : Crabtree Pub. Co., c2010.
book jacket
 Chatham-Children's Coll.  J 796.93 Bur     AVAILABLE
Descript 32 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Series Winter Olympic sports
Winter Olympic sports (Crabtree Publishing Company)
Audience NC1120L Lexile
Note Accelerated Reader MG 6.9 1 1 133676
"Including feature section on Vancouver 2010 Olympics" -- Cover.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 31) and index.
Contents Olympic skiing events -- Introduction to alpine skiing -- Downhill -- Slalom -- Giant slalom -- Super-G -- Super combined -- Introduction to freestyle skiing -- Aerials -- More on aerials -- Moguls -- More on moguls -- Ski cross -- Snapshot of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.
Summary Alpine skiing has been an exciting Olympic sport since 1924. Racing down snow-covered slopes at breathtaking speed requires outstanding athletic skill. Freestyle skiing combines speed, agility, and precision. This introductory guide gives an overview of all the Olympic events in both sports, along with fun facts, amazing stats, and a look at some of the most outstanding competitors.
Subject Downhill skiing -- Juvenile literature.
Freestyle skiing -- Juvenile literature.
Skis and skiing -- Juvenile literature.
Downhill skiing.
Freestyle skiing.
Skis and skiing.
Winter Olympics.
ISBN 9780778740209 (reinforced library binding : alk. paper)
077874020X (reinforced library binding : alk. paper)
9780778740391 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0778740390 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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