Skiing Made Easy is a practical guide to learning to ski, based on many happy seasons of ski teaching in France. It starts with a chapter about putting on your skis and boots, then goes through a beginner's progression from snowplough to parallel turns.
I suggest relevant exercises to develop and improve your skills, and identify common faults and how to correct them. 'By the way' sections contain information about many of the little things that people often just assume you know, when you may not.
Most of the demonstrations are performed by expert skier Marina Michaud.
The book assumes no prior knowledge, so it will be suitable for complete beginners, and people who are in the early stages of learning to ski. Even if you've been skiing lots of times, though, you'll understand more clearly why you use certain techniques, and you'll probably learn things you never knew before.
For an experienced skier who is planning to help a novice friend or family member, this book could be invaluable.
New in 2020: I've updated the book with new, improved images and diagrams.