Another new book has recently been published on the history of skiing: Written by E. John B. Allen and entitled The Culture and Sport of Skiing: From Antiquity to World War II, this comprehensive account covers skiing from its earliest origins to the outbreak of World War II.
Although focused on Europe, the analysis of the development of skiing ranges around the world from India to Japan and from Algeria to China to Poland. A particular emphasis is placed on the impact of culture on the development of skiing, including the participation of women and children in what for much of its history remained a male-dominated sport.
Sixty illustrations are included to depict this rich history. The book can be ordered e.g. through Amazon or from the New England Ski Museum (firstname.lastname@example.org ).