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Salient. Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 26, No. 7. Tuesday, June 18, 1963

How To Ski

How To Ski

"Ski With Me," by Ruedi Wyrsch (Whitcombe & Tombs, 6/6).

My first thought on coming to the end of Ruedi Wyrsch's booklet "Ski With Me" was how short it appeared.

Even though it may be short, it certainly covers all the basic skiing techniques essential for beginners. With the use of "Mr. Instinct" it helps those, who can ski, remedy some of those ever present problems.

The booklet is virtually a precis of the teaching methods which have been employed at Mount Ruapehu and in the South Island for the past few years. With the use of diagrams it covers all the rudiments of skiing from walking to the stem christiania without jetting too involved technically. It is the sort of booklet you could put in your parka pocket and refer to while on the mountain.

I would recommend this booklet to anyone wishing to learn to ski, and to those who already can ski, but with a caution to beginners: it isn't always as easy as Wyrsch sometimes indicates.

A. F. Hassed.